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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...
news / crime
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...
opinion / letters
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
November 17, 2008
Scam targets the college-bound
Now is the season when students are preparing for college by filling out applications and taking the required tests. Scam artists are taking advantage of this time by phoning families with bogus sales of college entrance exam study materials. Scammers "...ask to sell you resources...
news / college
November 17, 2008 - 5:00pm
July 31, 2008
Calling scam reported in Bemidji
BEMIDJI - The First National Bank of Bemidji reported that on Tuesday evening, an automated telephone calling system began calling Bemidji phone numbers, primarily with the 333 prefix. The computer voice identified itself generically as the "First National Bank," reciting the following: "Your...
July 31, 2008 - 12:00pm
July 15, 2008
Fargo police warn about money scam
FARGO - The Fargo Police Department cautions residents against a wide-spread scam involving a phone request to bail out a relative in Canadian custody. An 89-year-old Fargo woman lost $2,900 last week after she got a call from someone masquerading as her grandson. The man told the...
July 15, 2008 - 12:01am