Recent Scams

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

Emergency shelter and counseling for victims of elder abuse.

The Kent County Elder Abuse Coalition has received grant funding to pilot an emergency shelter and counseling program for victims of elder abuse. Clients must be over the age of 60 and a resident of Kent County

Individuals pretending to be IRS agents are making their rounds in West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- It's a phone message that's put a few people in West Michigan on high alert. A potential scam that authorities say you need to be aware of, so you don't fall victim.