Commerce Dept.: Criminals Posing As Police In ID Theft CallsMinnesotans beware: criminals are aiming to steal your money by posing as members of law enforcement over the phone. The Minnesota Commerce Department says phone scammers are calling people and claiming they are investigating an identity fraud case that involves the victim.
Dayton Wants New Financial Protection Law For ElderlyGov. Mark Dayton wants to stiffen the penalties for financial scammers who target older and vulnerable Minnesotans. The Democratic governor included a new financial protection law in his two-year budget proposal.
Sheriff: Beware Of Prepaid Card ScamsThe Carver County Sheriff's Office is warning the public of scams involving prepaid cards. Sheriff Jim Olson says scammers are tricking people into using Green Dot MoneyPak cards to pay shipping fees for phony rewards; to pay off nonexistent fines; to pay past-due utility bills with the threat of service disruption; to pay for computer virus removal and to seek money to pay a relative's bail.
Minn. Leads Pack In Protecting Seniors From Financial FraudSeniors across the country are being scammed out of $2.5 billion a year, but Minnesota is leading the way in the fight against this troubling epidemic. Minnesota is the first in the country to provide guidance to banks and credit unions with spotting and reporting fraud without penalties.
Online Scalpers Sell Overpriced Cavalia TicketsCavalia is warning ticket buyers that swarms of online scalpers are selling regular priced tickets for an inflated price.