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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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Florida Man Charged With Ripping Off Perry County Couple

Scam involved phony sweepstakes win

10/26/2012

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2 Get Probation in Restaurant Credit-Card Scam in Alton

Two Illinois women have been sentenced to federal probation for their roles in credit card fraud scheme involving customers at a steakhouse where they worked.

09/18/2012

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Chesterfield Police Issue Scam Warning

Elderly getting calls from scammers claiming to be imprisoned grandchild

09/13/2012

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Man Imprisoned for Scamming Metro-East Church, School

Prosecutors say he also defrauded the St. Boniface Catholic Church in Edwardsville.

08/28/2012

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Hundreds Taken in Alleged Scam at St. Louis Church

Were told they would get food vouchers for filling out debit card applications.

08/14/2012

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Brentwood Police Warn Residents of Thieves

Sgt. Jim McIntyre says the suspects claim they have to check your water and, while you are in one room running the water at their request, they are in another room, alone.

08/09/2012

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