Recent Scams

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


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