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Mon-Dak customers being scammed

November 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

Montana-Dakota Utilities is warning its customers of a telephone scam that has surfaced in parts of its service territory, according to a release from the organization Thursday.
The utility company is instructing customers who receive calls from an …continue reading on

New scam targets area seniors

October 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

That’s the most basic piece of advice that Dave Hoffman, Worthington Police Department detective, can give about how not to fall prey to a scam.

“Any time people call you say…continue reading on

Dickinson Police warn of online housing scam

August 27, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

There is a new scam targeting people looking for housing in southwest North Dakota online, according to a press release sent by the Dickinson Police Department. Continue Reading

NDDOT warns of driver’s license scam

July 11, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO The North Dakota Department of Transportation is warning the public about a phone scam that involves callers claiming to be from the state driver’s license division. Continue Reading

Attorney general warns of telephone lottery scam

May 28, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK The state’s top attorney said Tuesday that “if you are asked to send money before you can receive your prize, it is always a scam.” Millions of dollars have been stolen from people around the country by callers based in Jamaica claiming people have won a cash lottery prize and then requiring them to pay various taxes and fees before receiving the prize. Continue Reading

Top ND prosecutors warn of telephone lottery scams

May 28, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Callers are told in a typical scenario that they have won an international lottery with a cash prize of $2.5 million and a new Mercedes.
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Beware of bogus e-mail from ‘’

May 21, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

If you receive an unusual e-mail from Walmart, beware. It could be a scam.
The Alexandria Police Department and the Alexandria Walmart have received numerous phone calls from residents about e-mails they’ve received from Walmart, sometimes misspelled as Wall-Mart, regarding purchases made on their account. Continue Reading

Your Legal Rights: Avoid survey scams

May 20, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

The call or email may start out innocently enough. You are asked to take part in a brief survey. Wanting to help, you play along. You later find out the personal information you gave out during the phony “survey” is used against you by a scammer. Continue Reading

Construction scam costs property owner

May 13, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Consumer beware. Scams aren’t limited to door-to-door magazine sales or over-the-phone schemes. As the demand for construction work increases with North Dakota’s short season, so do those trying to take advantage of home and business owners in need of updates and repairs.
A busy construction season last year prompted Bill Andrus to waive his first choice to do some paving work at All Season Storage in the spring and go with an asphalt contractor he did not know. Continue Reading

Jury finds defendants guilty in Bakken oil scam

May 1, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BILLINGS, Mont. The four remaining defendants in a Bakken oil leasing scam that duped unwitting investors across the country out of hundreds of thousands of dollars were found guilty on most charges on Wednesday by a Montana jury. Continue Reading

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