STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Those who scam elderly are targeted
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey
Scammers who convince older Minnesotans to send money to people they think they are helping are targeted by a new bill.
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Received a message this morning from Special Agent Bill Nicholson of FBI, to send him $200 to claim $800,000 lottery prize. Transaction code : EA 2948-910. Money in Bank of America account. Sent $200 ... Posted on 6/28/09 at 9:05 AM
The Minnesota Department of Commerce has uncovered 11 unlicensed sham companies targeting timeshare owners falsely claiming to be able to sell or rent their properties and scamming them into paying thousands of dollars in transaction costs that never result in a sale or rental of their properties.
If you receive an unusual e-mail from Walmart, beware. It could be a scam.
The Alexandria Police Department and the Alexandria Walmart have received numerous phone calls from residents about e-mails they’ve received from Walmart, sometimes misspelled as Wall-Mart, regarding purchases made on their account.
The call or email may start out innocently enough. You are asked to take part in a brief survey. Wanting to help, you play along. You later find out the personal information you gave out during the phony “survey” is used against you by a scammer.
May is Older Americans Month and the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is reminding seniors and their loved ones – as well as caregivers – of the importance of being vigilant in regard to scams.
The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is urging consumers considering an online car purchase to be extra cautious following three recent incidents involving bogus auto dealer websites, each claiming to be located in North Dakota.
The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is warning consumers and businesses to be on alert for phone calls or visits from people going door to door trying to collect money fraudulently by claiming utility bills are overdue and must be paid with reloadable debit cards, such as Green Dot MoneyPak cards.
The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is issuing an urgent warning to businesses and consumers about a scam claiming that President Obama will pay their utility bills through a new federal program.
Where do you turn if you’re in the market for a new place to live? A lot of people go online to find affordable rental properties. But before beginning your search, the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is warning people to take precautions.
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