The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to beware of calls from a scam artist posing as a member of the sheriff’s office. Officials say several citizens have reported receiving phone calls from someone asking them to settle up unpaid warrants by placing money on a prepaid card.
Minneapolis police are warning the public of a scam that uses the department’s phone number. Police say they’ve received reports from people who said they were contacted by someone claiming to be with the IRS. The caller ID shows the Fifth Precinct main number: 612-673-5705.
University of Minnesota police say there has recently been a string of scam phone calls targeting students, asking them to pay legal fees or overdue taxes. According to the university, the caller will identify themselves as a police officer, or FBI agent, and tell the potential victim they have overdue legal fees.
More than 8,000 low-income Minnesotans received erroneous notices that their health coverage would be temporarily canceled if they don’t pay up. A July 17 notice warned MinnesotaCare subscribers that they faced a four-month coverage lockout if they failed to renew their policy through the state’s new health insurance exchange by month’s end.
In place of tiny columns with cryptic abbreviations of a car’s conditions, the Internet boasts searchable listings with generous detail and expansive photo galleries.
The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a scam in which a man impersonates a deputy and tricks victims into paying a hefty fee for their failing to serve jury duty.
A Dallas-area man has pleaded guilty to fraud in a $5 million staged traffic accident scheme since 2005. Prosecutors in Dallas say 61-year-old Leroy Nelson of DeSoto pleaded guilty to mail fraud and to engaging in illegal monetary transactions.
If you receive a call from area codes belonging to places like Grenada or Antigua and the phone only rings once, the Better Business Bureau warns not to call back. According to the BBB of Minnesota and North Dakota, the calls are part of a scheme being perpetrated by scammers who anticipate victims’ curiosity getting the better of them.
Target is apologizing to customers for its widespread data breach by offering a discount to everyone this weekend. But on Saturday, some of the emails customers received may have been part of a phishing scam. According to the Wall Street Journal, fake emails were sent out Saturday that looked close to the real ones. But instead of linking people to credit bureau websites, the sites were fraudulent.
City officials want residents and businesses to know of a scam targeting Xcel Energy customers. The scammers impersonate Xcel Energy employees and tell victims that they are late on a payment and that they need to make one immediately. And if the victims refuse to do so, the scammers say they’ll shut off their power.
Before you purchase tickets to the Vikings 2013 home opener – the final season at the Metrodome – here’s what the Better Business Bureau wants you to know. Buy tickets from a reputable online ticket broker, such as the official NFL online ticket exchange. Apply common sense — if a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is.
Wisconsin consumer protection specialists are warning about a scam targeted at nannies or babysitters.
A woman has been sentenced for taking $8,600 in FEMA relief after Hurricane Katrina, despite the fact that she was living in subsidized housing in Minnesota at the time.
State officials are warning of a scam by a group posing as the Minnesota Department of Revenue that uses claims of tax refunds as bait to obtain personal data.
The state Department of Health is warning Minnesotans to be wary of scam artists selling water treatment systems.
A Twin Cities man was sentenced Monday to two years of probation, to pay more than $20,000 in restitution and to 200 hours of community service for failing to file taxes, knowing his income was obtained from a scam, the Department of Justice said.
If you live in Brown County and get call from the sheriff’s office asking for donations, don’t give out any money: the call is a scam, according to police.
A Minnesota businessman who solicited investors for an alternative energy company that’s admitted to fraud has pleaded guilty to federal charges.
The Minnesota Department of Commerce said they caught a man who allegedly took advantage of senior citizens and swindled them out of $71,500.
Police arrested a juvenile Thursday accused of selling fraudulent entertainment tickets in the Twin Cities.
A crime alert issued Thursday aims to warn residents about a man with a long history of construction scams against the elderly.
Authorities in Edina are warning homeowners of an alleged makeover scam, where people have been reportedly going door-to-door asking residents to inspect their homes.
A United States District Court judge sentenced a Red Wing, Minn., woman Monday to 15 months in prison for using counterfeit money to buy items at retailers like Target only to return them for real cash, court documents showed.
There’s a new scam in town and the crooks aren’t using the Internet to get to their victims.
Somebody is preying on those who are looking to become U.S. citizens.