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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

A protester stands outside the Supreme Court (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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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