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Scammers Use Facebook to Steal Billions from Seniors

The “granny scam” accounts for a growing part of the estimated $2.9 billion seniors lose in financial scams each year.

06/17/2015

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McCaskill Fights to Find Do-Not-Call Violators Overseas

Sen. Clair McCaskill co-sponsored legislation to help deal with violators of the Do-Not-Call Registry.

06/11/2015

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Phone Scam in Jefferson County Claim to be Police

Jefferson County Police say if anyone tells you over the phone you’re in trouble and can pay money to get out of it, hang up and call the police.

06/10/2015

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Phone Scam Growing in Illinois

Attorney general’s office says to watch for bogus calls about unpaid taxes or IRS investigations.

10/05/2014

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Authorities Warn of New Phone Scam

In the scam, the caller claims to be a sheriff’s deputy who advises his victims they have unpaid fines from the IRS for failing to report for jury duty.

09/12/2014

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National Institute of Health Warns of New Phone Scam

In St. Louis, Frank Absher got a call saying he was about to be awarded a federal grant of about $3,000.

05/27/2014