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Investment Scam Costs Victims Hundreds of Thousands

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.

02/28/2014

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Mo. Secretary of State Cracks Down on Investment Scam

Secretary of State Jason Kander shut down a St. Charles County-based scheme that took in more than $725,000 from 16 Missourians.

02/27/2014

Police are looking for the man in this surveillance photo in connection with a scam in Clinton County (Courtesy: Clinton County Sheriff's Office

Police Warning Clinton County Residents About Building Work Scam

The Clinton County Illinois Sheriff is warning residents to be on the lookout for people preying on the elderly.

02/13/2014

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Mo. AG Warns of Scam Seeking Utility Bill Payments

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.

12/19/2013

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St. Louis Archdiocese Warns of Typhoon Relief Scam

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.

11/22/2013

Five Admit to Counterfeit Clothes Scam Targeting Midwest Store

Five people from New York had a very lucrative scheme until it was discovered by some alert police officers in Maryland Heights.

11/15/2013

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Green Dot Moneypak Scam Targeting St. Louis Area Businesses

Police say over the past few days three Maplewood businesses have received a called from a person claiming to be from the electric company.

11/07/2013

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Mo. Attorney General Warns of Affordable Care Act Scams

“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.

09/30/2013

St. Louis Woman Admits to $80,000 Fraud Scheme

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.

09/25/2013

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Police: Chesterfield Woman Scammed Out of $250,000

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.

09/18/2013

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