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BBB Tips on Phone Scams
Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) turns its attention to the favorite tool of many scammers: the telephone. Each and every day, shady operators work the phones to defraud c...
3/10/14 at 2:19 PM BBB Advice for Donating to Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts 11/1/12 at 10:52 AM
BBB Tips for Avoiding Rental Property Scams 5/23/12 at 12:57 PM
What Should I Do If I Suspect Elder Abuse?
A while back, the financial counselors at LSS were trained about the issue of elder abuse, a growing problem in all our communities. Two social workers talked with us, answered all our questions, and ...
1/8/14 at 12:42 PM Elderly Financial Scams Happening Now 12/30/13 at 11:13 AM
Holiday Scam Alert: Watch Out for Cyber-Scrooge 12/19/13 at 11:23 AM
Scam Sent To Duluth Residents
Charity Scam sent out to Duluth Residents I got one of these letters in the mail marketing Duluth, MN. It is a scam. This would be a good one to check on Charity Navigator. I sent it out to some nat...
6/2/13 at 8:54 AM Medicare Fraud 2/14/13 at 7:05 PM
Consumer Scams 8/9/10 at 1:51 AM
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...
6/25/12 at 7:00 AM
Scams & Spams
There are way too many spams and scams going on. Someone wrote me an e-mail that was a spam, making it sound sincere that she was helping a breast cancer patient. Totally not true. The event is not ha...
3/28/12 at 5:23 PM
You've just won $8.5 million -- Not!
So it's a day like any other day until you get the call. You've just won a new car or millions of dollars! You just need to wire them several hundred dollars or provide your bank account information t...
6/24/10 at 9:07 AM