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Your legal rights: Shut the door on door-to-door home improvement cams

August 15, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

From the Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson Continue Reading

Various scams cropping up around ND; Dickinson man continues fight against paving company

July 31, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Sometimes scams are obvious, like when an email comes from a Nigerian prince, promising to make you rich if only you loan him some money first. Others are more subtle and prey on immediate needs, like repairs to automobiles or homes or driving privileges. Continue Reading

Rise in reported scams concerns police

June 22, 2013 in The Jamestown Sun

The Jamestown Police Department is seeing an increase in reports of residents losing money due to wire fraud scams. Continue Reading

Top ND prosecutors warn of telephone lottery scams

May 28, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK North Dakota’s top two prosecutors say telephone lottery scams have reached epidemic proportions in the region. Continue Reading

Legislative notebook: Senior scams attacked

March 28, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Scammers who convince older Minnesotans to send money to people they think they are helping are targeted by a new bill.
“These scams continue to be a growing problem and we need to do all that we can to combat them,” said Representative Joe Atkins, DFL-Inver Grove Heights. Continue Reading

Minnesota News Briefs: Homeowners warned of water treatment scams

December 27, 2012 in Pierce County Herald

State Health Department officials are urging homeowners to beware of deceptive sales pitches and scare tactics being using by some companies to sell expensive and unnecessary water treatment systems. Continue Reading

Insurance scams flourishing, says Better Business Bureau

October 5, 2012 in DL-Online

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. Continue Reading

Online scams targeting renters, landlords

July 6, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO When Moorhead apartment manager Casey Thiessen started to look for a different home in the metro area, she went to the popular Craigslist.org website. Continue Reading

Bogus e-mails sent in postal scam

April 14, 2012 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Some postal customers are receiving bogus e-mails about a package delivery or online postage charges. The e-mails contain a link or attachment that, when opened, installs a malicious virus that can steal personal information from your PC. Continue Reading

N.D. state agencies warn of tax scam

February 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The North Dakota tax commissioner and attorney general are warning residents to be aware of a recent email tax scam. The scam email, which claims to be from the Internal Revenue Service, says the recipient’s “Income Tax Refund Appeal” has been rejected and instructs them to click on another button to resubmit. Continue Reading