BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU BUZZ 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... Posted on 3/10/14 at 2:19 PM
SENSE AND CENTSIBILITY 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 ... Posted on 1/8/14 at 12:42 PM
HEALTHY TIDBITS 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... Posted on 6/2/13 at 8:54 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
HUNGRY FOR LIFE 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... Posted on 3/28/12 at 5:23 PM
The Internal Revenue Service wants people to be on the lookout for potential scams using the first-time homebuyer credit. The IRS recently prosecuted a Jacksonville, Fla., man for falsely claiming the first-time homebuyer credit on a client’s federal tax return.
Attorney General Lori Swanson and a small group of state lawmakers are in Duluth today as part of a tour of Minnesota to warn people against foreclosure scams and to tout the proposed Homeowner-Lender Mediation Act.
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