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Minn. Leads Pack In Protecting Seniors From Financial Fraud

Seniors 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.

04/22/2014

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BBB Warns Of Fake Dog Breeder Scams

The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota is warning people about a rise in scams involving dogs. The agency has cited three breeders after they didn’t have any dogs to give people who paid for them.

04/21/2014

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Target Warns: Be Wary Of Phishing Emails

Target says it has learned of some incidents of scam emails related to its recent data breach and is setting up a section of its corporate website to post copies of all official communication. The company says it is aware of “limited instances” of scam emails. Spokeswoman Molly Snyder says the company doesn’t have any other specifics to provide about the fake emails.

12/24/2013

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Mother Scammed Out Of $300 Tickets Urges Caution

When big name artists are in town, the scam artists are never too far behind. The boy band One Direction will be at Target Center July 18, and one mother from River Falls hopes to save others from the scam she fell victim to, trying to buy tickets to the sold out show.

07/15/2013

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When It Comes To Flipped Homes, Buyer Beware

The trouble started for Frost Simula just days after he moved into a home in Columbia Heights. Now, he’s on the hook for tens of thousands of dollars. At first, his 2,100 square foot home in Columbia Heights seemed brand-new, but a trail of post-it notes from the last few weeks explains why. He’s found 51 problems with the house.

06/17/2013

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5 Years In Prison For Investment Scam

A Rochester man has been sentenced to 5 years in prison for swindling more than $11 million in investment scam.

03/19/2013

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How To Avoid Tax Scams & Make The Most Of Credits

It may be hard to believe, but April 15 will be here before we know it.

02/20/2013

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Credit Card Skimming Popping Up At Local Gas Stations

A new sophisticated method of identity theft has police asking all of us to beware.

07/19/2012

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Centerpoint: 500 Customers Victims In ‘Obama Scam’

Centerpoint Energy says that about 500 customers have fallen victim to a growing scam that claims President Barack Obama will pay their utility bills for them.

07/12/2012

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Cops: Users Responding To Online Ads Being Scammed

St. Cloud Police are warning of a fraud scam that has been affecting a number of people recently.

11/03/2011

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Do The “YOUR BABY CAN READ” Video Series Really Work?

Consumers are demanding refunds….were they sold a bill of goods?

04/11/2011

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