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Birth: May 24, 2017
Data: May 27, 2017
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April 18, 2012
IRS scam possibly targeting Hispanics
WORTHINGTON -- Although many people across the United States were rushing to finish their taxes by the deadline, Jose had no such problem. He had filed his taxes and already received his return. So he was surprised to receive a phone call Tuesday from the Internal Revenue Service...
April 18, 2012 - 9:35pm
March 21, 2012
Phone scam strikes sheriff's office
LUVERNE -- No, the Rock County Sheriff's Office is not selling any kind of advertising. According to Rock County Sheriff Evan Verbrugge, people in the area have received phone calls lately that are a complete scam. He was informed of a call by a local business owner, who said she...
March 21, 2012 - 8:14pm
February 28, 2012
Better Business Bureau scam pops up across country
WORTHINGTON -- Carrying the correct address and phone number for the Council of Better Business Bureaus in Arlington, Va., another email scam or virus is popping up across the country, including in southwest Minnesota. The contact information on the page might be correct, but the...
February 28, 2012 - 8:24pm
Wells Fargo scam hits Worthington
WORTHINGTON - A scam that was reported recently in Sioux Falls, S.D. has made its way to Worthington, according to Worthington Police Department Det. Sgt. Kevin Flynn. "A Worthington resident called the police department this morning to advise she had received a scam telephone call...
July 28, 2011 - 9:12pm
April 25, 2011
PCH scam hits area
WORTHINGTON -- Ring, ring. Ring, ring. Heading out the door on her way to work, a woman picked up the phone without checking the caller ID and heard, "You've just won the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes." As it turns out, she hadn't "just won" anything, but the call sure got...
April 25, 2011 - 11:31pm
April 14, 2011
Debt collection scam surfaces
WORTHINGTON -- A scam that has been around for several years recently showed up in Nobles County with a new twist. The old scam: A person gets...
April 14, 2011 - 9:45pm
September 17, 2010
Data: Sept. 18, 2010
Accidents WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington Police Department investigated a report of a vehicle collision with no apparent injuries at 12:33 p.m. Friday. Ambulance WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington Ambulance was paged at 12:40 a.m. Friday to 965 McMillan St. to assist a person. Police ADRIAN...
September 17, 2010 - 10:09pm
October 27, 2009
Scam alert issued by FDIC
WORTHINGTON -- Your bank has failed and the FDIC is taking control of its assets! After months of financial scandals, woes and terrors, the warning doesn't seem that far-fetched, but the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) issued an alert Monday regarding an e-mail scam that brings...
October 27, 2009 - 12:00am
October 26, 2009
Scam alert issued by FDIC
WORTHINGTON -- Your bank has failed and the FDIC is taking control of its assets! After months of financial scandals, woes and terrors, the warning doesn't seem that far-fetched, but the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) issued an alert Monday regarding an email scam that brings...
October 26, 2009 - 4:59pm
April 21, 2009
Letter: Beware of credit card scam
I would like to share my recent experience with a new scam angle that was used on me in an effort to gain access to my credit card account. I had made a recent purchase on my credit card for an amount much larger than usual. I called my credit card company within the hour of purchase...
April 21, 2009 - 12:00am
March 22, 2009
"Grandchild" scams on the rise
A year-round con artists' scam to bilk seniors by pretending to be their grandchildren - abroad, in trouble, and in need of cash - spikes during students' spring break travel period, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division...
March 22, 2009 - 2:34pm
March 13, 2009
Scam uses N.D. phone number
The Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division has received complaints from as far away as California, claiming that a North Dakota company is involved in a scam. The phony company, currently using the business name "Premier Financial Lenders," claims to offer guaranteed advance...
March 13, 2009 - 9:30am
January 21, 2009
Con man faces theft charges
A Fargo man faces charges of theft by deception for allegedly conning businesses and individuals out of money and property that authorities say could total hundreds of thousands of dollars. Law enforcement agencies believe more victims of 40-year-old Kent James Moritz have yet to...
January 21, 2009 - 11:59am
January 14, 2009
Accused baby scammer pleads guilty
MADISON, Wis. - A Red Wing woman who told four women that she had a baby to adopt when, in fact she didn't, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to four counts of wire fraud. Melissa Christiansen, 31, formerly of Maiden Rock, was indicted in August with scheming to obtain an unspecified...
January 14, 2009 - 3:00pm
November 24, 2008
Scam targets grandparents
DETROIT LAKES - On Tuesday afternoon, Bob Watson got a call. It was from his grandson, Robert, and he was in trouble. He told his grandfather he was in jail in Toronto, Canada. He had been drinking and gotten into an accident with his rental car. Robert was calling his grandfather...
November 24, 2008 - 12:00pm