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Man Sentenced For Tax Evasion In Relation To Investment Scam

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.

09/17/2012

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Phone Scammer Claiming To Be A Cop In Brown County

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.

03/22/2012

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Guilty Plea Entered In Bixby Energy Scam

A Minnesota businessman who solicited investors for an alternative energy company that’s admitted to fraud has pleaded guilty to federal charges.

02/28/2012

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Commerence Dept. Warns Elderly Of ‘Friendly’ Scammers

The Minnesota Department of Commerce said they caught a man who allegedly took advantage of senior citizens and swindled them out of $71,500.

01/24/2012

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Golden Valley Police Warn Of Craigslist Ticket Scam

Police arrested a juvenile Thursday accused of selling fraudulent entertainment tickets in the Twin Cities.

12/29/2011

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Crime Alert Warns Of Scams Against Elderly

A crime alert issued Thursday aims to warn residents about a man with a long history of construction scams against the elderly.

12/29/2011

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Edina Police Warn Of Phony Home Makeover Scam

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.

09/22/2011

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Last MN Woman Sentenced In Fake Money Conspiracy

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.

09/19/2011

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New Social Security Scam Hits Midwest

There’s a new scam in town and the crooks aren’t using the Internet to get to their victims.

08/25/2011

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Website Preys On Those Seeking Passports, Legal Docs

Somebody is preying on those who are looking to become U.S. citizens.

08/05/2011

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85-Year-Old Minn. Man Scammed Out Of Nearly $20K

A Litchfield man thought he was doing some good when he sent money to so-called charities. Instead, he lost nearly $20,000 dollars.

06/03/2011

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Minn. Man Says He Was Scammed By Former T-Wolves Player

A Twin Cities small business owner said Tuesdasy a former local NBA star scammed him out of $25,000.

05/31/2011

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Warning About Scam Targeting Grandparents

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says the scam involves someone making a fake call to a grandparent and pretending to be in trouble.

03/16/2011

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Minn. Man Among 2 Arrested In Las Vegas ‘Black Money’ Scam

Las Vegas police say they arrested two men accused of running a scam involving a promise to mysteriously turn blackened cash into currency.

01/06/2011

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Minnesota Union Warns Of Recount Fundraising Scam

The Minnesota AFL-CIO is warning of fraudulent calls in the labor federation’s name to raise money for Democrat Mark Dayton’s recount expenses.

11/19/2010

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