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ATLANTA - The National Championship football match up is sold out. But you can still get very expensive, re-sale tickets. Because of the high dollar value, these tickets are ripe for a scam. Here's the low down on how to avoid being game day loser. You need to know the rules of the ticket game so you ...
Watch out for this utility scam if the caller pretends to be from Idaho Power ... BOISE -- The Better Business Bureau is warning of a utility scam where callers are pretending to be Idaho Power Co. and threatening to shut off residents' ... It's the latest in a long string of scams affecting the utility company.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine wants Ohioans to be aware of phony calls and letters saying they've won millions of dollars. The Attorney General's Office has received several reports of the scams this week. The scam generally begins with a call or letter claiming a person has won millions of dollars in ...
The Ohio Attorney General's Office has already received several reports of scams this week, according to a statement AG Mike DeWine's office released Friday. These scams typically begin with someone stating that you've won a large sum of money through the lottery or a sweepstake. And in order to receive your prize ...
Officials said you should hang up immediately and not give out any personal information because it is a scam. They said in other cases, people are told they missed jury duty and are now being fined. The caller will then ask for payment via a debit or credit card, through a wire transfer or with a prepaid card.
Rent-to-own scams can take different forms, which can sometimes make them difficult to identify. Rent-to-own home deals are supposed to allow a person to occupy and pay rent on a home that will later be sold to them at an agreed-upon price, according to the Federal Trade Commission. The rent the ...

LANSING, MICH. - Michigan State leaders are warning people to be very careful over the next couple of weeks as cyber criminals are going to try to scam you before tax filing season. The weeks leading up to the tax season is the time scammers move into action, attempting to call you or email you to get ...
The Better Business Bureau has released a list of the biggest scams of 2017 affecting the Dayton area. The list is the result of a "scam tracker" that provides consumers with a place to report scams and fraud while warning others of malicious or suspicious activities, according to the BBB. RELATED: Best of ...
The suspicious ICO in question is called "Othor," and it bears other hallmarks of an outright scam. These include a flashy YouTube video (which has since been removed) and a list of executives who may not even exist--there are no traces of Othor's lawyer "Domhnall Barden" and CFO "Bill Wolfhard" on ...
One of these scams happens when a scammer, who has obtained your private information, files a tax return in your name. They get a hunky refund, and when you finally file your return, the IRS will put a halt to things while it works out the scam. This could tie up your refund for a year or longer, and it will ...
In the latest string of scams across Northern California and Southern Oregon, residents in Weed have been receiving emails claiming to be PayPal saying they have been unauthorized to use their accounts. Weed police Department received a report of the email scam asking recipients to follow a link to ...
When talking to his mom, he said he still isn't sure how the scam happened. "We had talked about scams a couple of weeks before and then Mom embarrassingly tells me she's been scammed," he said. He said it was difficult to get the story straight since his mom was embarrassed. "It comes in dribs and ...
The Henrico police Department also says it has received numerous reports of a jury duty scam. "The caller notifies you warrants have been issued for your arrest because you missed grand jury or jury duty," the police department said. "The caller then advises the only way to remedy this matter is by ...
police say Neu was the "middle man" to an e-mail scam where someone posing as a Nigerian prince claims the victim is the beneficiary in a will and set to inherit millions of dollars. They then ask for your personal financial information to prove that you are the beneficiary and to speed up the transfer of your ...
District Attorney warns against scams after the Thomas fire. crimes have been committed in the past. John Palminteri. Posted: Dec 27, 2017 05:41 PM PST. Updated: Dec 27, 2017 07:02 PM PST. District Attorney warns against scams after the Thomas fire. The Santa Barbara County District Attorney's office is ready to take ...
Authorities say a northern Utah man was swindled out of $30,000 after allowing a scammer to access his computer remotely. KUTV-TV reports an individual claiming to represent a computer company called the 88-year-old man last week, saying the Oakley resident was owed a refund. The Summit County ...
Meet your 'Nigerian prince.' police say he's behind hundreds of scam emails ... While Neu might lack a royal title, at least some of the money obtained in his scams did go to co-conspirators in Nigeria, police wrote. Investigators are continuing ... someone you don't know. 99.9 percent of the time, it's a scam.".

Bombarded by no shortage of unfamiliar technical terms in 2017, consumers in the blockchain sector once again proved a ripe target for hackers and criminals. But, not all hacks and scams were created equal. Some rose above the froth - either due to their size or impact - as well as what they said about ...
Then, after gullible buyers snap up shares, sending the stock price up, the scammer will sell his shares, sending the stock sharply down and wiping out the scam's victims. FINRA urges investors to be careful, not falling for cold calls pushing any investments. They might sound very tempting, especially when ...
2. social media gift exchange: Purchasing one gift and receiving several in return may sound like a harmless way to give and receive presents, but this seasonal scam is a pyramid scheme, which is illegal. Enough said. 3. grandparent scams: Scammers target seniors posing as a grandchild or other family ...
NEW HAVEN -- About 50 people got tips on avoiding scams and personal thefts over the holidays at the recent "Safe-Tea," presented by the police Department, the state Department of Banking and People's United Bank. "All of us can unknowingly fall prey to scams throughout the year, particularly during ...
There have been reports by Appalachian Power that when the scam was first reported, during the winter of 2016, at least 50 percent of those contacted fell for it and paid money over the phone. Instead, company officials ask that customers call both local law enforcement and Appalachian Power after ...
It's called a secret shopper scam and it's one of several nasty frauds that can ruin your holidays. More: Be wary of rental scam, Ocean County prosecutor says. More: Equifax scams: 5 tricks used by fraudsters. Here's what happened. At first, the text offer of a job seemed plausible. After all, CVS is a reputable ...
Oprah Winfrey has alerted fans to a financial scam hitting social media that uses her name and photo. Related · California wildfires Spread: Thomas Fire Mandates Santa Barbara Evacs, Threatens Montecito Celebrity... In a video posted on her facebook, twitter and Instagram accounts, Winfrey says the ...
... lender wants fees wired to them. And it's often to a person, not the company name. So how do you pay off debt? Write down a payment plan. Cut out something out - like your entertain budget until it's paid off. If it's bad, borrow from friends and family before trying an advanced fee loan - scam or otherwise.
Securities regulator warns people not to get fooled by bitcoin cold-calling scams. FINRA released guidelines to help investors avoid getting duped by "pump-and-dump" schemes. "Do not purchase cryptocurrency stocks purchases from aggressive cold callers, particularly if dealing in penny stocks," Finra ...
Hendrix alerted us to the scheme she fell for by filing a BBB scam Tracker report. She says she lost $550 when it was all said and done. She says it all started with a call offering to help clear her computer of viruses. Soon the scammers had control of her computer and were demanding payments to get it ...
In his 30 years on the job, Matt Neubert has seen plenty of investment scams. Sadly, he adds, some he's seen numerous times. "investors should take their time and get professional advice to consider an investment," said Neubert, director of the Arizona corporation Commission's Securities Division. "Some ...
The Hawaiʻi police Department has received numerous calls from island residents reporting robo-calls, or spoofing. The HPD said these are thieves trying to fool you into thinking you owe money to the IRS, power company or that your auto warranty has expired. The telephone calls are designed to trick ...
WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI - In the last few days, two people have fallen victim to scams orchestrated by a fraudster pretending to be from the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office and demanding money for missed jury duty or a jailed grandchild. There have been four victims and two have given $1,500 and ...
As people look to purchase Christmas gifts or make charitable donations this holiday season, they should be cautious about possible scams. "There's just so ... Nicodemus said scammers sometimes overpay for something by check and ask the victim of the scam to return the additional money. The victim ...
On Your Side: BBB's 'Twelve scams of Christmas'. Error loading player: No playable sources found. Scammers try to prey on people who are not aware of scams. The Better Business Bureau has ... The Better Business Bureau tracked the following top holiday scams for 2017: Holiday E-Cards are used by ...
A scam designed to prey on people immersed in the goodwill of the holiday season. "The whole situation was disheartening to me, personally, and I sincerely hope no one gave money or information to these thieves," Sproul wrote in his weekly column, which appears elsewhere in this paper and online at ...
... person to pay a few hundred dollars to cover processing fees or taxes to receive the grant that never comes. State officials say about 50 people overall this year have reported losses ranging from $200 to $48,000 to grant scams. Ohioans are urged to report the scam to the Ohio Attorney General's Office.
social media Gift Exchange: Purchasing one gift and receiving 36 sounds like a great deal, but this seasonal scam is actually a pyramid scheme. 3. grandparent scams: Seniors should be cautious if they get a call from a grandchild claiming to be in an accident, arrested or hospitalized while traveling in ...
More Sacramento victims discovered in FCC fake comments scam .... Hundreds more people from Sacramento may be victim to a scam using their identities to send fake comments to the Federal Communications Commission. KCRA Investigates found the identities of as many as 4,000 people from the ...
At this busy time of year, you need to be especially vigilant to avoid bogus websites, fake emails, or phone calls that fraudsters set up to take advantage of you or otherwise steal your holiday cheer. Here are three holiday scams you may encounter and commonsense ways to keep your guard up: The scam: ...
As online shopping surges, the criminals go where the money is. fraud stemming from online shopping increased 31% during last year's holiday season--roughly double the growth in overall purchases, which rose 16%, according to ACI Worldwide. The busy holiday season offers cover for cyber thieves in ...
With exponential growth in public interest, esoteric terminology and a LAX regulatory framework, it is no surprise that some ICOs have been used to fund scams and cheat investors of their money. While nothing can compete with quality due diligence, knowing which red flags to look for in order to steer clear ...
You can also learn more about avoiding scams and fraud at bbb.org/scamtips. If you are the victim of a scam or want to search scams, please ...
It's Giving Tuesday and the global day of charity offers plenty of worthwhile causes that need money, but experts also warn people to be on the ...
Southwest Airlines is known for its cheap deals -- but a deal to fly for free? "Southwest airlines celebrating 50th anniversary by providing 2 free ...
CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the signs of a charity scam and safe ways to donate your ...
Maul said the issue is not unique to Larimer County, but the scams are ... as a natural disaster, or a time period, such as the IRS phone scam.
A scam, in this broad definition, is any attempt to part you from your ... and ICOs are scams" is the equivalent of telling kids that porcupines ...
Republicans are planning to reward bad behavior by some of the worst corporate Actors in the world. The various Republican tax plans ...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - At least two UPS employees have pleaded guilty to several fraud charges after scamming truck drivers into delivering ...
NBC investigative reporter Jeff Rossen shows you how to protect yourself against phone scams spreading across the country.
The state Attorney General's office is offering consumers tips for avoiding scams as Cyber Monday approaches. Among the tips are avoiding ...
Draft Wisconsin law would target online 'catfishing' scams ... considering in Wisconsin, the latest state to address a scam known as "catfishing.


 

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