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February 1, 2018
Beware of utility bill phone scam
Several businesses that have electrical service through ALP Utilities received a scam phone call recently. The caller stated the customer's payment did not process and they needed to make a payment or their electrical service would be disconnected. ALP Utilities does not make collection...
February 1, 2018 - 11:06am
November 3, 2017
Warning: Email scam affecting Arvig.net users
Arvig has received reports of an email scam affecting customers who use an arvig.net email address. This email is NOT from Arvig and should be deleted.
November 3, 2017 - 1:50pm
October 5, 2017
ALP Utilities warns customers of scam targeting businesses
Several local businesses received scam phone calls recently purporting to be from Alexandria Light and Power, the utility said in a news release. Customers receiving ALP electrical service were told over the phone that their payment did not process and they needed to make a payment...
October 5, 2017 - 10:58am
August 24, 2017
Alert issued over business receipt scam
Businesses in the area should be on the lookout for an advertising scam. The Starbuck Police Department took several reports today, Thursday, of an individual in the area who has already attempted to scam several businesses in Pope County and other counties in Minnesota, according...
August 24, 2017 - 2:55pm
Alexandria restaurants get scam phone calls
Several Alexandria area restaurants received scam phone calls over the weekend regarding their electric service. A caller, posing as someone from Alexandria Light and Power Utilities, stated the restaurant needed to make a credit card payment or their electrical service would be disconnected....
July 24, 2017 - 11:37am
May 19, 2017
Capitol Chatter: Johnson looks to buck history in governor race
ST. PAUL — This is not good news for Jeff Johnson, or anyone else who has lost a governor's race and wants a second chance. "Only a handful...
May 19, 2017 - 1:10pm
March 17, 2017
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Averting a scam
March 17, 2017 - 7:00am
November 10, 2016
Beware of utility scam
Once again a telephone scam is trying to swindle utility customers across the country, including residents and businesses in Alexandria. The scam involves telephone callers claiming to be from a utility company and then employing a variety of techniques to defraud customers. Some...
November 10, 2016 - 10:02am
June 8, 2016
Your legal rights: Protect your personal information from marketers
Seniors citizens often receive mail that asks for their personal information in exchange for details about life insurance, funeral expense benefits or supplemental Medicare benefits. Once seniors provide their information, they are sometimes flooded with mailed solicitations or hounded...
June 8, 2016 - 12:00am
Caller tries to scam county attorney
A scammer picked the wrong person to call on May 26: Douglas County Attorney Chad Larson. Larson shared his experience with the newspaper in an effort to alert others of the scam. He received the call on his cell phone a little after 8 p.m. Although he rarely answers calls from numbers...
June 8, 2016 - 12:00am
May 11, 2016
Don't fall for sweepstakes phone scam
If you get a call saying that you won a big prize but you have to pay the taxes, don’t fall for it. In the past week, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has received several fraud/scam complaints. In all the complaints, the reporting party stated they received a phone call from...
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am
May 4, 2016
Beware of 'sweepstakes' scam
If you get a call saying that you won a big prize but you have to pay the taxes, don't fall for it. In the past week, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office has received several fraud/scam complaints. In all the complaints, the reporting party stated they received a phone call from someone...
May 4, 2016 - 3:50pm
April 21, 2016
Nine hidden credit card skimmers found at gas pumps
Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman announced that a recent statewide inspection sweep of gas pumps uncovered nine hidden credit card skimmers, which criminals use to steal consumers’ credit and debit card information. The skimmers were found at stations in both the Twin...
April 21, 2016 - 10:10am
April 8, 2016
Department of Revenue warns Minnesota businesses
The Minnesota Department of Revenue is warning payroll and human resources professionals to beware of a phishing email scheme appearing to come from company executives requesting personal information on employees. Businesses across the country are being targeted. “The stolen W-2...
April 8, 2016 - 12:00am
New scam targets elderly, taxi companies
On April 4, the Alexandria Police Department (APD) received a call from a taxi cab company advising of a suspicious telephone call involving an elderly resident and a possible scam. The suspect contacted the taxi company asking for a taxi to be sent to the elderly victim’s residence....
April 8, 2016 - 12:00am