Recent Scams

Scam Alert: Genetic Testing

The genetic testing scam is a very new one. In Spring of 2018, Medicare approved the use of genetic testing for cancer prevention and treatment purposes. However, there are requirements that must be met for this testing to be approved by Medicare and it must be under the direction of a doctor. The intention of these tests is not for everyone to have them, only those who meet the qualifications...

Calls Claiming To Be the Social Security Administration (SSA)

Scammers are calling, pretending to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and saying that your Social Security number (SSN) has been suspended because of suspicious activity or being involved in a crime. Sometimes, the scammer wants you to confirm your SSN to reactivate it or will ask for money or gift cards to keep your SSN or bank account safe.

AG Elder Abuse Listening Tour Event

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Supreme Court Justices Megan Cavanagh and Richard Bernstein will be in Grand Rapids Friday, June 14 at the Kent County Probate Court to hear from the community to identify ways seniors should be protected. The Elder Abuse Task Force was created by the Attorney General to explore opportunities to tackle the issues facing the senior community – including...

Older Adults Hit Hard by Financial Fraud

Older Americans who were exploited by family, fraudsters and others in recent years suffered an average loss of $34,200, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis by the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Fake Itunes Receipt- Phishing Email

If you receive a fake iTunes purchase receipt, ignore and delete it. WA ScamNet has had reports of emails that appear to be from the Apple Store confirming expensive purchases that were made on an iTunes account and containing a link to dispute the purchase.

Beware of Scammers Pretending to be Social Security

In the digital age, frauds and scams are an unfortunate part of doing business online. During the holiday season, Social Security has traditionally seen a spike in phishing scams, and we want to protect you as best we can. We urge you to always be cautious and to avoid providing sensitive information such as your Social Security Number (SSN) or bank account information to unknown individuals...

12 Scams of Christmas: What to Look For and How to Avoid Them

Better Business Bureau® urges consumers to be prepared for scammers looking to take a bit of your holiday cheer.

Medicare Fraud Scam Offers Free Back or Knee Braces

Have you been offered a free knee brace from Medicare? Beware of this rampant scam that's been going on.

Phishers send fake invoices

We've recently heard that scammers are recycling an old phishing attempt. In this version, scammers, posing as a well-known tech company, email a phony invoice showing that you've recently bought music or apps from them.

The FTC will never ask you to send money

If someone claiming to be with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) contacts you and asks you to send money, it's a scam. Do not pay. Report it. Spread the word to your family and friends.

U.S. Marshals Won't Call You About Jury Duty

United States Marshals protect the federal courts, track down dangerous fugitives, and transport thousands of prisoners.They don't make calls and threaten to arrest people or fine them for missing jury duty

U.S. MARSHALS TELEPHONE SCAMS ALERT

Washington - The U.S. Marshals Service is warning the public of several nationwide telephone scams involving individuals claiming to be U.S. marshals, court officers, or other law enforcement officials.

'Can you hear me?' Scam Resurging in Some Areas

"Can you hear me?" Those who answer "yes" over the phone may fall victim to a scam resurging in some areas.

Wyoming Police Warn of Phone Scam Targeting Elderly

Wyoming police are warning of a phone scam that targets the elderly, telling them their grandchild is in jail.

These Scammers are Targeting your Elderly Parents

February may be the month of hearts and flowers, but it's also prime time for financial cons, from imposter fraud to the "sweetheart scam."