SENSE AND CENTSIBILITY Consumer Alert: 5 Ways to Spot a Loan Modification Scam
Many homeowners are facing a seemingly never-ending sea of document requests and resubmission of paperwork to their lenders. There is an increase in mail and telephone solicitations as well. Many of t... Posted on 4/25/13 at 10:09 AM
BBB BUZZ BBB Advice for Donating to Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts
As Hurricane Sandy churns into the history books, millions of people along the East Coast and down through the Caribbean will be struggling for months, if not years, to return their lives to normal. E... Posted on 11/1/12 at 10:52 AM
REAL MONEY Financial Exploitation of Elders
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day recently focused on the increasing financial exploitation of the elderly population. Taking advantage of the elderly and vulnerable can come in two forms:
Outside sour... Posted on 6/25/12 at 7:00 AM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Payday loan collection calls scam
BISMARCKAttorney General Wayne Stenehjem warns North Dakota residents to be on the alert for conmen posing as collectors of payday loan debts.
The scammers call individuals and threaten legal action ... Posted on 9/9/10 at 12:39 PM
It’s that time of year again! Each spring and summer door-to-door salespeople begin soliciting business from residents, offering products and services from magazine subscriptions and cleaning supplies to vacuum cleaners and heat detectors, as well as expensive items like painting, paving, tree trimming and home repairs. Although legitimate business people may use this method of contact, door-to-door sales are a magnet for fringe operators, whose intentions are not honorable.
By Attorney General’s Consumer Protection and Antitrust Division
, May 21, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 100 people, including 14 doctors and nurses, were charged for their roles in separate Medicare scams that collectively billed the taxpayer-funded program for roughly $223 million in bogus charges in a massive bust spanning eight cities, federal authorities said Tuesday.
Kelli Kennedy and Pete Yost, Associated Press
, May 14, 2013
The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota is warning consumers and businesses to be on alert for phone calls or visits from people going door to door trying to collect money fraudulently by claiming utility bills are overdue and must be paid with reloadable debit cards, such as Green Dot MoneyPak cards.
Despite taking precautions, a Jamestown family fell victim to an online scam while attempting to purchase a Christmas puppy.
Jamestown resident Marlene Partlow researched the seller’s business, used PayPal rather than wiring money and even checked the social media presence of the seller before clicked the “Send Payment” button.
Kari Lucin, The Jamestown Sun
, December 01, 2012
The month of October was been proclaimed Cyber Security Awareness Month by Governor Jack Dalrymple. In an effort to increase cyber security awareness, this is the second part of our series on cyber scams currently circulating.
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