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Recent Email Threats, Updates from IC3
By: Beth

Recent Email Threats, Updates from IC3

The Internet Crime Complaint Center is warning consumers this month of some fraudulent emails to keep an eye out for.  Visit their we...

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The “TTY” Scam Resurfaces Locally: Read Here!
By: Beth

The “TTY” Scam Resurfaces Locally: Read Here!

We wrote about this one last April after many businesses, both locally and nationally, reported having been fed fraudulent information in an effor...

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Boo! Scareware Attacks on the Rise; BBB advice on how to protect your computer
FTC Reminds US: Don’t Get Taken By Sweepstakes Scams!
By: Beth

FTC Reminds US: Don’t Get Taken By Sweepstakes Scams!

We continue to receive calls from consumers asking about the legitimacy of sweepstakes claims. Is the caller really offering them millions of doll...

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Fake Walmart Satisfaction Survey Could Prove Costly to Recipients
Door-to-Door Magazine Sales
By: Beth

Door-to-Door Magazine Sales

Although this one isn't new, it seems the trusting nature of our area residents continues to put them at risk when confronted with a door-to-door ...

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BBB Warns Renters to Beware of Bogus Home Rentals
By: Beth

BBB Warns Renters to Beware of Bogus Home Rentals

This latest alert from the BBB hit home for me and I wanted to quickly share my experience with our rea...

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BBB Small Business Advice on Fighting Friendly Fraud