Sixteen Missourians, looking for a big return on their investment, are now hoping to get their money back from the scammers who have probably already spent it.
Secretary of State Jason Kander shut down a St. Charles County-based scheme that took in more than $725,000 from 16 Missourians.
The Clinton County Illinois Sheriff is warning residents to be on the lookout for people preying on the elderly.
Attorney General Chris Koster says his consumer protection hotline has received several reports of phone callers claiming to be from a power company and demanding money to avoid disconnecting their service.
The scam artist pretended to be from the Archdiocese of St. Louis and asked people if they would like to donate to Typhoon Haiyan relief.
Five people from New York had a very lucrative scheme until it was discovered by some alert police officers in Maryland Heights.
Police say over the past few days three Maplewood businesses have received a called from a person claiming to be from the electric company.
“I think we’re going to see fake websites, I think we’re going to see slick mailers,” warns Joe Bindbeutal, the office’s Consumer Protection Division Chief Counsel.
Sentencing is Jan. 9 for 46-year-old Theresa Moore, who pleaded guilty Wednesday to four felony fraud charges in U.S. District Court in St. Louis.
Police say the elderly woman believed the callers who said her grandson was behind bars in Peru and needed money wired in several installments to get him out.