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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

St. Charles Suspects

UPDATE: Elderly Woman Robbed at St. Charles Walmart, Suspect Arrested

It happened late last month when the 83-year-old victim walked into a Walmart and was met by a woman who said her job was to help elderly shoppers.

07/09/2013

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White

Illinois’ Jesse White Helps Avoid Scams

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White’s office launched a new campaign to help people avoid investment scams, that seem to be on the rise due to the poor economy.

06/06/2013

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New ‘Pet-Flipping’ Scam Targets Animal Lovers

The scam generally works like this: people find or steal animals and then list them on Craigslist under “Found Pets” to land some quick cash, often used to buy drugs.

06/03/2013

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New Phone Scam Centers Around Affordable Care Act

Scammers call you up and tell you you’re among the first to receive a new insurance card under the Affordable Care Act. They say all they need is your address and Social Security number.

05/22/2013

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BBB Warns of Child Star Scams

The Better Business Bureau’s Chris Thetford says his office investigates dozens of so-called talent scouts that have and continue to scam area families.

05/20/2013

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Woman Accused in Massive Identity Theft Scam

Tania Henderson tried to cheat the government out of nearly $1.5 million.

11/28/2012

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