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Seniors Targeted in Indiana

September 7, 2007 Amy 0

This week, released a video covering an alert from the Indiana Attorney General regarding some fraudulent activities in and around the state. If you have any questions about these, or any other suspicious mailings you’ve received, please contact your […]

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Beware of Latest Work-at-Home Scams!

August 31, 2007 Amy 1

According to a article titled “Mules wanted: no experience necessary” there seems to be a new face for a relatively old international money transferring scam: One thing we know about cybercriminals is that they’re creative, and the most recent […]

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Friend or Foe?

August 30, 2007 Misty 0

Imagine receiving an email from a family member or close friend of yours that reads: Please, I need your help urgently. I’m stranded and need money¦ That’s exactly what happened two weeks ago to people listed in Kamel Fotouh’s address […]

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Avoiding Scholarship Scams

August 21, 2007 Misty 1

There’s no doubt about it. Finding a way to pay for a college education can be a stressful undertaking for students and their parents. According to Federal Student Aid, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Better Business Bureau, the experience […]

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“Active Duty” Alerts for Deployed Military Personnel

August 20, 2007 Amy 0

Although it’s probably the last thing to come to the mind of a soldier facing deployment, it’s important to protect yourself from identity theft, especially when headed overseas for extended periods of time. Unfortunately, military personnel make for good identity […]

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Email Scams, New and Old

August 14, 2007 Amy 2

New: Emails claiming to be from the Better Business Bureau are showing up in inboxes as of late. These emails typically have attachments or links to fake complaint information, which end up being viruses or other malicious programs. It is […]

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Social Security Swindle

August 13, 2007 Amy 0

Sometimes, as much as we hate to have to wade through junk mail, it pays to go through and read all of your mail! Just ask an Arkansas woman who opened a letter from the Social Security Administration that began, […]

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Grant Scams

August 10, 2007 Amy 0

We seem to be hearing about it more often lately, so here’s some helpful information regarding those companies and organizations who claim they’ll get you a government grant for a fee.

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Consumer Alert!

August 9, 2007 Amy 0

People in the Tri-State area have been getting phone calls from unnamed individuals who address them by name and claim they are from the bank. The caller then informs them that their bank account number is being changed and tells […]

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Summer Scams

August 7, 2007 Amy 1

Summer may bring children a break from school, but it surely brings no respite for consumers from the crafty, sneaky scammers of the world! One very prolific scam that warrants repeated warnings is the counterfeit check/lottery scam. This is how […]