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Malabar Intermediate school, 205 W. Cook Road, Mansfield - Officers Thursday investigated a comment made by a 12-year-old student on the bus home that he was "going to get a gun, and shoot up the school." An officer went to his home and talked to his mother and him. The mother was told the school ...
As a reminder, Barberton Herald subscribers will receive a yellow subscription card in the mail when their subscription is due for renewal. We will never call for subscription renewals. We received a report of a customer who got a call from someone claiming to be from the Herald telling them their ...

This is one of the most common types of scams were scammers pose as law enforcement officials. This type of scam is similar to officer impersonation scams in that the scammer claims a warrant has been issued for your arrest. The scammer then may ask the victim for confidential information for ...
Why is this scam enjoying such success? Unlike previous scams, it offers a higher degree of believability that the call from the alleged IRS representative is real. After all, the taxpayer actually does have a tax refund in his or her bank account as "proof" and the caller knows the exact amount and possibly ...
It's your hard earned money, you don't want to lose it to a scam and be very careful before you do so." The best advice from they Bays? If you don't know the number: let it ring. "Be a little bit cautious because we know they're out there and we think 'it can't happen to me,' it almost happened to us," says Janet ...
Those looking for love on dating sites, apps and social media should beware of the "massive number of fraudsters" using so-called romance scams to "gain ... Another person targeted by an online romance scam, Donna Rodgers, told ABC News that she met her scammer on the dating app Zoosk, and he ...

McCord said she had never seen a scam like this one -- which has been circulating since at least Thursday -- during her time as circuit clerk. "Oh never. That's why we are so concerned," she said. "We've talked about jury scams for years, but this is another level." Scammers include a phone number with a ...
Answer: First of all, the jury's still out on whether bitcoin itself is the biggest scam of all. With that said, with all the hype and excitement around Bitcoin, scammers are taking advantage of the increase in interest in this new opportunity. Since many people are unsure of how the transactions actually work, ...
"We want people to continue to discover and learn about new products and services through facebook ads without fear of scams or deception," said Rob Leathern, a product management director at the social network. "That said, there are many companies who are advertising binary options, ICOs and ...
An Indiana police department is warning facebook users about potentially dangerous situation every driver should know about. According to a viral post from the law enforcement page for Fishers, Indiana, two men suspiciously tried to get a women to pull over with a nearly convincing tactic. app-facebook.
With tax season upon us, so is scam season, although that never stops. The BBB has seen several fall victim to scams and lose out on thousands of dollars. For the fourth year in a row they expect the most common scam to be fake IRS calls. They say the IRS will not call you. "If they are trying to scare you ...
Phenix City police took to facebook Wednesday morning to warn the public about card schemes in the area. Authorities said they have received a large number of complaints within the last several months concerning pre-paid cards and other type of quick payment cards. "The scheme is that a perpetrator ...
Of those victimized by fraud, approximately one-third suffered financial loss, on average $15,246. "There is not a lot of information on what AAPIs 50 and older were experiencing when it came to fraud and scams," Daphne Kwok, AARP vice president of multicultural leadership, Asian American and Pacific ...
Over the weekend, folks in South Georgia took to social media to express excitement over a big-name country music star set to perform in Thomasville -- except it all turned out to be a possible scam. The manager of the Rendezvous Lounge and Grille in Thomasville was contacted by someone who she ...
Knoxville, Tenn. (WATE) - tax season is officially underway, and it's also the time when scammers use their old tricks to fool you. scam number one is phony calls from the IRS. In this scam, you get a threatening call from someone who claims they're from the IRS, informing you to pay up, or risk being ...
The grammar and punctuation breakdown within the email received by an astute resident raised a red flag. He was informed that he, as a beneficiary, was to "contact money gram office for your payment of $5,000." The sender did not hide the fact that this scam did not originate in the USA ...

Marroquin was the victim of a rental scam. She found the one-bedroom apartment listed on a popular website. Someone posing as the owner said she was out of town but Marroquin could have the unit. She just needed to come up with $1,600 for a security deposit and first month's rent. The person told ...
facebook on Tuesday said it is banning ads that promote cryptocurrencies because of concerns about scams and deceptive practices. The hype around bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has fueled the popularity of the digital assets. But as advertisers also jump on the bandwagon, fears about ...
The scam: A phone call claiming you owe "back taxes" or payments to the government allegedly from the IRS or "US Treasury and Legal Affairs." They may threaten you with arrest or investigation. The caller may say they are with the "United States government" or something similar. How to spot the scam: ...
US regulators have frozen the assets of a company that was raising money by selling its own cryptocurrency, accusing it of fraud. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said AriseBank failed to register its activity and falsely claimed it had purchased a US bank. It also said Arise did not disclose the criminal ...
Trump's main goal in tonight's speech is to sound serious and presidential. Is he succeeding? I don't think so - I found the fear-mongering over immigrant crime disgusting. But mostly I don't care. I've never seen much merit in the theater-criticism school of political punditry. What matters is the substance, ...
The same day, Bloomberg reported that the US Commodity Futures sent a subpoena to Bitfinex and Tether, one of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges. facebook's ad ban, then, is just one of a series of efforts to clean up an unruly, scam-riddled system. Ultimately, blockchain scams aren't much ...
Authorities are meting out measures to prevent further damage after new findings suggest fraudsters in various scams have switched to cryptocurrencies to hide their ill-gotten assets. Pol Gen Tanitsak Teerasawat, director of the Royal Thai police (RTP) centre to fight call-centre and online scams, said the ...
"Should they flare up again, as scams often do, we advise people to simply hand up the phone." Hendrickson said of the 1,200 scam reports received by the bureau in 2017, 50 of them were reported in North Dakota. "The bulk of the reports come from the Twin Cities area of Minnesota," he said. "There are ...
bitcoin has been on a run. Despite its recent dip, the cryptocurrency has impressed skeptics and believers alike in its monumental rise in value since its creation nine years ago. But all that could be on the verge of change. Because while the argument rages on as to whether Bitcoin is in fact a currency or a ...
With tax season coming up, IRS scams are expected to rise. Fake kidnapping scams have also been known to scare residents into coughing up cash to save a captured son, daughter, granddaughter or grandson. The most common scam in the area today preys on trust in law enforcement. "The biggest ...
The email said: "I'll be short. I've got an order to kill you," and demanded Christiane to pay $2,800 in U.S. dollars or bitcoin in order be spared by the would-be assassin. Even though she realized that it was a scam, Christiane told ABC7 that she found the message distressing enough to make her look over ...
The St. Francois County Sheriff's Department is warning the public about a scam after several area residents called voicing their concerns. ... Armstrong said these scams make their rounds through the area and fortunately they aren't spoofing their number specifically this time, but they have done that in the ...
Overpayment & Fake Check scams: This scam is commonly seen when someone has an item for sale on a third party website such as Craigslist or EBay. The scammer will contact you usually by e-mail or text, indicating they want to purchase the item you have for sale. They will send you a check for a ...
bitcoin price: fraudsters using surge in cryptocurrency to trick people into scams, financial regulator warns .... The FCA said a rise in people being targeted online means the profile of investment scam victims is changing. While over-55s have been more at risk of investment fraud in the past, research ...
Thai police, meanwhile, are on the lookout for a gang targeting Buddhist monks with a bitcoin scam. The gang is approaching monks with promises of handsome profits on bitcoin investments, falsely claiming that a senior monk has already invested and urging the targets to invite others, according to local ...
The Redding police Department is warning residents about a recurring phone scam that preys on the elderly that several people have fallen victim to in recent days. police are telling residents that if they receive a call from a phone number they don't recognize to be cautious. Giving any personal ...
The scam Squad needs your help to spread the word to people who have not read these warnings. Call the Pima County Sheriff's Auxiliary Volunteers with information about scams and frauds. To contact the Scam Squad directly, 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday, call 351-6715, or email: ...
Port St. Lucie, Fla. - Inside the tax Shoppe in Port St. Lucie, Joe Edge prepares returns for individuals and corporations. The other day, he got an email for a clients corporation renewal that got his attention. "They're charging you to do something that you can do for free," said Edge.
Utilities United Against scams has a downloadable resource available to help, called the consumer's Guide to Impostor Utility scams. "Alabama Power will never call you and say your service will be discontinued unless you make an immediate payment over the phone," said Customer Service Center ...
"Always question uninvited approaches in case it's a scam," the site said. "Only give out personal or financial details to use a service that you have given your consent to, that you trust, and that you are expecting to be contacted by." For more, see FAA UK's advice on phone, text, email, and online scams.
Sussex County Sheriff Michael Strada said that although he has yet to hear these scammers have infiltrated Sussex County residents' phone lines, he learned during a recent meeting with the Sheriffs' Association, which encompasses all county sheriffs in the state, that the scam has been running rampant.
CoinList CEO Andy Bromberg on CNBC Tuesday cautioned investors to be careful of fraud when buying into initial coin offerings. "The vast majority of ICOs are scams or people seeking to raise money easily," said Bromberg, whose company is a platform that helps crypto start-ups find investors. ICOs are a ...
WhatsApp is the world's leading messaging platform and scammers have been taking advantage of the launch to try new scams. Many WhatsApp users have been targeted by a scam that invites them to download the new video calling service. The fake invitation leads unsuspecting users to a site called ...
Growing blackmail scam demands payment in bitcoin. A new scam is targeting men around the country, many in affluent neighborhoods. The perpetrator sends letters claiming to know of the recipient's infidelity, and demanding hush money in bitcoin. If you do receive the letter, don't pay the ransom. But do ...
RUSSELL TOWNSHIP, Ohio - Attempted fraud, Galloway Trail: A caller told a woman Jan. 8 that the cops would be at her home if she did not return the phone call to a specified number. When officers returned the call it was disconnected. The resident is aware it is a scam and will not return the call.
District Attorney Joyce Dudley is warning Santa Barbara County residents about fraudulent Federal Emergency Management Agency applications by identity thieves taking advantage of recent mudslide and wildfire victims. Dudley said district attorney's offices in Napa and Sonoma counties received ...
For the last year, phone scammers have been sweeping the Black Hills, threatening and intimidating people into handing over money. Now, authorities say they're back at it. The latest scam is in reference to the civil division at the Pennington County Sheriff's Office. The scammers pose as employees and ...
With most of Alabama reaching lower than normal temperatures over the past few weeks, keeping your heat on is a necessity. Although temperatures are warming this week, winter is far from over. No matter the season, it is crucial to keep the power on - which is why scammers are taking advantage of this ...
Many scams require that the victim wire money back to the scammers. Scammers know that tracking money sent via MoneyGram, Western Union or Green Dot MoneyPak is extremely difficult. Once you've wired the money, it's nearly impossible to get it back. Fight identity theft. Shred paper documents that ...
Ever since people have had money, other people have tried to part them from it. Using modern computer technology -- to disguise, or "spoof," incoming phone numbers on caller ID -- along with threats or some convincing acting, scam artists are constantly working to scare people into handing over their ...
Adam Smith, the eighteenth century economist and philosopher, offered insights into human nature and economics that seem particularly relevant today. "People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in ...
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says several people have called them about a scam involving Duke Energy. The sheriff says the scam artist is telling people their power will be cut off if they don't pay a certain amount right away. The numbers that have been calling are ...
Now the National fraud and Cyber crime Reporting Centre, known as Action Fraud, has issued a warning to shoppers about the scam, Kent Live reports . Action Fraud said that the e-mail tells the recipient that they were was overcharged on a recent visit to the store and offers the gift card as compensation.


 

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