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Dogfish grabs on and doesn't let go
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Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
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July 10, 2018
Report: Small businesses increasingly wary of fraud
Small-business owners are growing more wary of scammers and the impact on their bottom line, according to a report released last week. The Better Business Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission teamed up for a survey of small businesses that found scammers are a growing risk to...
July 10, 2018 - 8:17am
March 30, 2018
EDITORIAL: Are you doing enough to protect your identity?
Most people believe that the chances of having their identity stolen is microscopic. Until it happens to them. Identity thieves don't just target rich people or big corporations. They'll go after the average Joe or Jill as well. Sadly, the chances of becoming a victim are on the rise....
March 30, 2018 - 8:46am
December 14, 2016
Beware of Microsoft pop-up scam
Computer users beware. Yet another scam is making its way around the county and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office wants the public to know about it. Mike Tvrdik, a detective sergeant with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, explained how the scam works. He said people have been...
December 14, 2016 - 7:00am
November 4, 2016
Don't fall victim to scams
If you have a computer, phone or a mailbox, you could be the victim of a scam. Scams and schemes are a criminal's bread and butter and criminals don't care who you are, where you live, or how old you are. They are always on the attack. "These people don't have a conscience and do...
November 4, 2016 - 9:00am
March 18, 2016
Scammers aiming for bigger hauls target businesses
Due to increased reports from business owners to BBB Scam Tracker and a rash of recent media stories, Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Minnesota and North Dakota is warning all business owners about con artists targeting their companies. Scams targeting businesses run from “classics”...
March 18, 2016 - 12:00am
March 15, 2016
Several scam attempts reported in area
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) has been receiving many calls regarding an IRS phone scam. Citizens have received phone calls advising they owe thousands of dollars in back taxes and the caller request payment for this over the phone. Remember, the IRS only conducts business...
March 15, 2016 - 9:49am
February 26, 2016
IRS phone scam is ripping off thousands
If you get a phone call or message from someone claiming to be from the IRS who is threatening a lawsuit, don't fall for it. It's a scam. A very popular scam. So much so that it tops the IRS' annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams for the 2016 filing season. The IRS has seen a surge...
February 26, 2016 - 12:00am
January 15, 2016
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS: Beware of intimidation scams
Some criminals will say almost anything to try to scam people, including threatening arrest, lawsuits, imprisonment, or even physical harm. While the scams take several different forms, the goal is the same – to pressure people to pay money or reveal personal or financial information....
January 15, 2016 - 12:00am
December 19, 2015
How to stop identity thieves this Christmas
With the holiday shopping season underway, the Minnesota Commerce Department reminds Minnesotans to secure their personal financial information from identity thieves. "Holiday spending increases the chances that hackers will find their way into Minnesotans' wallets," said Commerce...
December 19, 2015 - 9:00am
September 3, 2014
Your legal rights: Beware of student loan assistance scams
Student loan debt in the U.S. now tops $1 trillion.
September 3, 2014 - 6:48am
August 13, 2014
Editorial: Here's how seniors can avoid scams
Fake lottery prizes. Bogus pleas for help from callers posing as relatives. Email schemes promising thousands of dollars with little to no effort. They’re all scams that prey on people’s emotions and sometimes, unfortunately, their age. Scams against the elderly are common here...
August 13, 2014 - 12:00am
March 7, 2014
Utility scammer contacts local REA member
Caller demands credit card info, threatens to disconnect power
March 7, 2014 - 12:00am
August 30, 2013
Klobuchar urges efforts to fight fraud targeted at seniors
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and the American Association of Retired People (AARP) joined seniors from across the state on Senior Day at the State Fair to discuss efforts to crack down on fraud targeted at seniors and telemarketers who violate the Do-Not-Call list. Klobuchar also recently...
August 30, 2013 - 12:03pm
August 16, 2013
Your legal rights: Shut the door on door-to-door home improvement cams
While "Marcy" was gardening in her front yard, a man approached. He told her he could repave her driveway at a bargain price if she paid cash today. She paid the money, and the man promised to return with a crew the next day to do the work. He never came back. Maybe your neighborhood...
August 16, 2013 - 12:00am
July 17, 2013
Alexandria Light and Power warns customers of scams
Alexandria Light and Power (ALP) warns utility customers to be on guard for a scam targeting payment on their utility bill.
July 17, 2013 - 12:00am