Fraud Alerts

January 11, 2019: District Attorney Jackie Lacey Says Just Hang Up on Suspicious Calls

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When an unknown caller asks for personal or financial information, just hang up. Read More...

December 14, 2018: Scammers Try to Take Portion of Unclaimed Property

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People with forgotten bank accounts or insurance policies should beware of fraudsters seeking to profit from their overlooked assets. Read More...

November 9, 2018: Investigate Police, Firefighter Charities Before Donating

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People who want to help first-responders should beware of crooks using a uniform to con others. Read More...

October 26, 2018: Free Lunch Seminars Lure Seniors into Investment Scams

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Everybody loves a free lunch, but seniors in particular should be careful not to get lured into making bad investments by the promise of free food. Read More...

October 12, 2018: Blackmail Letter Scammers Don’t Really Have Dirt

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Everyone has secrets, and fraudsters using a new blackmail scam are banking on that.

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September 28, 2018: Requests for Gift Cards as Payment Often Signal Fraud

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When someone calls offering a product or service and asks for a gift card as payment, it’s probably a scam. Read More...

September 14, 2018: Beware of Political Donation Scams During Election Season

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People who plan to donate money to their favorite politician this election season should be careful they’re giving cash to the candidate and not a crook. Read More...

August 24, 2018: Seniors Should Hold New Medicare Cards Close to Avoid Scams

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New Medicare cards are being mailed nationwide to prevent fraud and identity theft, but seniors should beware of a scam arising from the distribution of these new cards. Read More...

August 10, 2018: Scammers Try to Pass Off Puppies as Purebreds

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People in the market for a recognized dog breed should be careful they don’t get a mutt in purebred clothing. Read More...

July 27, 2018: Companies Keep Consumers on Hook with Automatic Subscription Renewal Scam

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Free trials for credit monitoring services or gym memberships can be easy to forget – until a hefty renewal charge shows up on a bank or credit card statement. Read More...

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