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Mecosta County authorities warn residents of SOS scam — Scam Guards
MECOSTA COUNTY, Mich. — Mecosta County deputies are warning residents of a scam making the rounds in which the scammer claims to be from the Secretary of State’s office. Scammers tell contacted individuals they rented a car outside the state and discovered blood inside the vehicle, according to the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office. The vic...
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Five To Be Aware Of Right Now — Greek City Times
A new study has found that Americans lost an astounding $4.2 billion to online scams in 2020. The Big Apple, New York was hit particularly hard, losing $415,812,917 to scammers. Ouch! SocialCatfish.com has released an incredible study on the State of Internet Scams 2021 using 2021 data from the FBI, IC3 and FTC. Business owners, isolated singles a...
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UPDATE 2-U.S. FTC asks for more time to file amended complaint in Facebook case
(Adds quote from FTC court filing, detail on lawsuit's history)July 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission asked a court on Friday for more time to file an amended complaint in its antitrust lawsuit against Facebook Inc.The FTC asked the judge to extend his deadline for the complaint until Aug. 19, noting that Facebook did not oppose the ...
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Black Hills Energy warns customers of scam calls
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Black Hills Energy is reminding their customers to be aware of scams due to reports from customers of attempted scam calls. The customer is told their bill is delinquent and will be turned off if they don’t pay immediately over the phone. Additional tips Black Hills Energy has for their customers include: Don’...
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The IRS Outlines Five Of The Top Twelve Tax-Related Scams Of 2021
Hand is holding phone with irs scam calls. getty The IRS has published the most recent in a series of news releases that highlight the top twelve tax-related scams for 2021. This release adds five new entries to this list. All of these scams prey upon people’s natural good will to either manipulate people into doing som...
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‘Puppy sale scam’ and other fraudulent claims pop up in Vermont
A rise in imposter scams in recent weeks has prompted Vermont's Attorney General Office to remind Vermonters to be on the lookout for fraudulent phone and online claims.Among the scams that have occurred the most recently are the grandparent scam in which a scammer claims to be a grandchild in distress and in search of money; the romance scam, in w...
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Naseemuddin Siddiqui faces vigilance grilling in memorial scam
Lucknow, July 23 (IANS) The Vigilance Department grilled Congress leader and former BSP minister Naseemuddin Siddiqui for hours over two days in connection with the Rs 1,400 crore scam involving construction of memorials in Lucknow and Noida during Mayawati's regime.Sources in the department said that Siddiqui was grilled for five hours on Wednesd...
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