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."
Phone scammers posing as Michigan State Police
The Michigan State Police is warning residents of a phone scam in which an unknown caller, using the same phone number registered to Michigan State Police (MSP), demands money to clear an arrest warrant.
Phone scammers take advantage of Flint water crisis
Phone scammers are now trying to use the ongoing Flint water crisis to their advantage, according to Michigan State Police.
Beware of Scams Targeting Older People During the Holidays
Scams that target older people occur every day, but you can count on scammers to ramp up their efforts to prey on people's generosity during the holiday season. These grinches, armed with their dirty tricks, may even weave the holidays into elaborate stor
Consumer's Energy Warns of Phone Scams to Customers
In recent years, we've seen more attempts by criminals pretending to be from Consumers Energy trying to scam businesses and people out of money. More than 1,000 energy scam attempts this year have led to $81,000 in losses.
Senior Scam Using Area Agency on Aging Name for PERS Service
We have recently been informed that a company is calling older adults and claiming that Area Agency on Aging is paying in full for Personal Emergency Response devices (commonly called "call-buttons"). The automated call encourages people to "press 1 to ve
Grand Rapids hit with new fraudulent "Bank of America" scam
A retirement community in Grand Rapids reported today that new scam came through the mail to one of their senior residents. A letter was sent to the resident with a "Bank of America" logo, looking extremly official. The letter asked for the woman's late