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Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run in Alexandria
Watch out for puppy scammers
What could be more charming than surprising the kids with a puppy this holiday season?
November 20, 2012 - 12:00am
November 11, 2012
Tis' the season - for scams!
Editor's note: The following story was provided by the Better Business Bureau. We all look forward to the holidays, and so do scammers. As people begin to make their holiday plans, unscrupulous scammers are dusting off their tried and true seasonal scams.
November 11, 2012 - 3:13pm
October 5, 2012
Insurance scams flourishing, says Better Business Bureau
In the midst of a tight economy and the wake of the new national healthcare reform bill, state and federal regulators are warning about a surge in healthcare-related scams. The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) advises consumers to do their research before...
October 5, 2012 - 12:00am
October 3, 2012
Grandparent scam on rise; know the red flags
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...
October 3, 2012 - 12:00am
September 28, 2012
Protect yourself from investment scams
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, and talking to other investors are...
September 28, 2012 - 12:00am
September 26, 2012
Seven scams that target small businesses
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...
September 26, 2012 - 12:00am
September 12, 2012
BBB warns of phishing e-mail received from Epsilon data breach
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. Phishing, a popular e-mailing scam, is a term coined by computer hackers...
September 12, 2012 - 12:00am
April 21, 2012
Your Legal Rights: Beware of card services scams
From the Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson: 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,"...
April 21, 2012 - 11:29am
March 22, 2012
Warning issued about solar-wind company, Power4Home Pro
The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is warning consumers about energy savings claims from Power4Home Pro, a solar and wind energy manufacturing company. The company - which claims a Minnesota address, but appears to be headquartered elsewhere - sells DVDs...
March 22, 2012 - 10:28am
June 25, 2011
Don't fall victim to high-pressure magazine sellers this summer, warns BBB
The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) receives thousands of complaints each year from consumers who have unknowingly purchased multi-year magazine subscriptions. Unscrupulous telemarketers sometimes trick consumers into buying subscriptions to magazines they...
June 25, 2011 - 2:09pm
June 11, 2011
Here's how to avoid wedding scams
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...
June 11, 2011 - 11:27am
March 20, 2011
Springtime scams bloom
ST. PAUL -- 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...
March 20, 2011 - 12:32pm
February 4, 2011
Beware of these top 10 business scams and rip-offs
The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) released a list of the top 10 scams and rip-offs of 2010 this week. Job hunters and those struggling to get out of debt were common targets of fraudsters, hackers and deceptive offers in this tough economy. "With the...
February 4, 2011 - 12:00am
January 13, 2011
How to spot red flags of investment seminar scam
Falling victim to a fraudulent investment scheme can mean losing anywhere from a few hundred dollars to your life savings. While most people might not see the harm in sitting through an investment seminar, the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) recommends...
January 13, 2011 - 4:21pm
January 12, 2011
Editorial - Don't be a victim of 'cramming' scam
Better start looking over your phone bills more carefully; you could be a victim of "cramming." This fairly new type of scam happens when a third party vendor puts unauthorized charges onto a customer's long-distance phone bills. It's been happening in Minnesota for some time and...
January 12, 2011 - 12:00am