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Scammers who convince older Minnesotans to send money to people they think they are helping are targeted by a new bill.
“These scams continue to be a growing problem and we need to do all that we can to combat them,” said Representative Joe Atkins, DFL-Inver Grove Heights.
Don Davis and Danielle Killey, Forum News Service
, March 29, 2013
What could be more charming than surprising the kids with a puppy this holiday season?
That’s a fun sentiment, but the Better Business
Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is advising consumers to think carefully before giving a puppy as a present this holiday season.
Seniors are often a top target for scammers, so it’s important they know how to identify signs of potential scams. Chief among these fraudulent schemes is the grandparent scam, wherein phone calls or e-mails attempt to fool seniors into thinking their grandchild (or a loved one) is hurt, or arrested and stranded in a foreign country, and in desperate need of money.
Before investing earnings, it is important to check for scams and verify the credibility of the investment firms being considered to handle a portfolio. Asking questions, researching companies, reaching out to local investment firms and advisors, talking to other investors and are all good ideas.
Being vigilant against fraud is not only good for a company’s financial health, it also strengthens customer trust in the business.
Every year the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) receives thousands of complaints from small business owners who fell for an invoicing scam or were misled into paying for products and services they didn’t want.
Just days after millions of customers’ e-mail addresses were stolen in one of the largest data breaches in U.S. history, the Better Business Bureau is seeing one of the first Epsilon data breach phishing scams.
People are being bombarded with scam telephone calls that promise to help lower their credit card interest rates. The recorded calls purport to come from nondescript entities such as “Card Services,” “Cardholder Services,” etc. Due to the nondescript identification of the caller, some people may believe that the calls are from their credit card company.
By Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson
, April 21, 2012
Love is in the air as many couples prepare for their long-awaited wedding day this summer. When preparing for the big day, the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) advises people to proceed with caution when it comes to buying a wedding dress online, choosing a photographer and selecting a wedding planner. Doing so will help you ensure your wedding goes off without a hitch.
The scam to bilk seniors by pretending to be their grandchildren in trouble spikes each springtime. This year scammers also will target those wanting to help disaster victims in Japan, as well as those impacted by upcoming flooding in Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division (AGED).
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