Charges: Man Stole Hundreds Of Thousands From Ill GrandmaA White Bear Lake man was charged Tuesday with stealing thousands of dollars from his grandmother after relatives contacted police with suspicions of fraud. The Minnesota Department of Commerce says Dennis Lee Olson, 42, is charged with theft by swindle from Betty Jane Braun between 2008 and 2013, when she passed away.
Boys And Girls Club Officials Warn Of Solicitor ScamFake solicitors have been using the name of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities to get donations.
Carver Co. Sheriff: Beware Of Door-To-Door Tax ScammersThe Carver County Sheriff's office is warning metro residents of a door-to-door scammer posing as a Minnesota Department of Revenue agent. Sheriff Jim Olson says the scammer is demanding people to pay back taxes immediately or they will call local law enforcement.
Former Nordstrom Employee Accused Of Major Scam At Mall Of AmericaA former Nordstom employee is accused of racking up thousands of dollars of fraudulent charges.
Phone Scammer Posing As Ramsey Co. Sheriff’s OfficeThe 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 Warn Of Scam Using MPD's Phone NumberMinneapolis 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.
Scam Phone Calls Targeting U Of M Students, Asking For MoneyUniversity 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.
8,000 Get Bum Notices Of Health Care Cancellations 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.
Where To Buy A Cheap Car OnlineIn place of tiny columns with cryptic abbreviations of a car's conditions, the Internet boasts searchable listings with generous detail and expansive photo galleries.
Caller Impersonating Deputy, Demanding ‘Jury Duty’ FeeThe 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.
Man Pleads Guilty In $5M Staged Accidents ScamA 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.
BBB Warns Of '1-Ring' Phone Call SchemeIf 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.
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