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Stolen credit card scam operating in southeast SD

August 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Sioux Falls police are searching for two women who are believed to have used stolen credit cards to buy $66,000 in gift cards from numerous businesses.

Police say the women are working with at least six men, hitting stores a…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Check your cellphone bill; Senate finds millions of bogus charges

July 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Diane Bartz

WASHINGTON — U.S. mobile phone users have likely paid hundreds of millions of dollars in unauthorized charges “crammed” onto their bills, according to a report released by the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday ahead …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Check your cellphone bill; Senate finds millions of bogus charges

July 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Diane Bartz

WASHINGTON — U.S. mobile phone users have likely paid hundreds of millions of dollars in unauthorized charges “crammed” onto their bills, according to a report released by the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday ahead …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

US attorneys in Dakotas turn up heat on health care fraud

July 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The top federal prosecutors from South Dakota and North Dakota say they have increased their efforts to fight health care fraud.

U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson of South Dakota said he has restructured his office to allow lawy…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Utility bill scams targeting SD businesses

January 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning South Dakota businesses to be cautious of a utility bill scam that is making its way across the state.

The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division has received several phone calls fro…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Ponzi schemer who duped Miller convicted

January 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

A Sioux Falls man has been convicted of using a Ponzi scheme to swindle a nationwide group of investors, including NBA basketball player and Mitchell native Mike Miller, out of a combined $10.5 million.

The Argus Leader reports 65-year-old Randal …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

NorthWestern Energy says scam seeks overdue bill payment

January 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

HURON (AP) — NorthWestern Energy says there’s a scam operating that tries to make people believe they have to pay an overdue bill. The company says the callers often want credit card numbers or other payment that can be converted to cash. It says…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD AG warns of scams targeting Green Dot MoneyPak

December 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning South Dakota consumers of the scams surrounding the use of Green Dot MoneyPak cards.

Officials have received numerous calls from consumers who have been targeted.

Green Dot MoneyPak ca…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Process server recently accused Jerauld County official of being impostor

November 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

WESSINGTON SPRINGS — A man claiming to be a process server recently accused the Jerauld County sheriff of being an impostor. Sheriff Jason Weber said a county resident called his attention to a possible phone scam. The resident received a call from…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Process server recently accused Jerauld County official of being impostor

November 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

WESSINGTON SPRINGS — A man claiming to be a process server recently accused the Jerauld County sheriff of being an impostor. Sheriff Jason Weber said a county resident called his attention to a possible phone scam. The resident received a call from…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com