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September 13, 2017
Two recent scams are hitting Crow Wing County residents.
2 new scams hitting Crow Wing County
September 13, 2017 - 5:00am
August 10, 2017
Scam callers posing as Minnesota Power representatives are an ongoing problem and reports have escalated this week with scammers calling residents and business owners demanding immediate payment and threatening to shut off service. Illustration
Minnesota Power warns customers of scam
August 10, 2017 - 7:00am
July 28, 2017
Barbara Barkley with her grandson, making Christmas cookies at the house she lost to a mortgage scam. Barkley is 4 feet 10 inches tall. So she designed her home in Chesapeake, Va., just for herself, with all the counters and handles lowered. Submitted photo.
'Honey, you've been scammed,' she was told. She lost her home of 30 years.
July 28, 2017 - 7:42am
May 17, 2017
Senior citizens listen as consumer advocates from Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson’s office speak Tuesday at a Crow Wing County TRIAD meeting about consumer issues affecting seniors, including ways to protect their pocketbook and combat fraud and scams.
Jennifer Stockinger/Brainerd Dispatch
Scams: 'When in doubt, don't give it out'
May 17, 2017 - 11:00am
February 7, 2017
U.S., NY accuse firm of scamming 9/11 heroes, NFL retirees
February 7, 2017 - 2:02pm
October 25, 2016
Anti-scam tactics to feature at next Lakes Area Unlimited Learning Nov. 8
October 25, 2016 - 9:10pm
August 7, 2016
The BBB is now receiving reports that some fraudsters are coercing people to pay them in iTunes gift cards. "The reason fraudsters are urging people to pay with iTunes gift cards is because they are virtually untraceable. If the intended victim gives away the 16-digit code on the back of these gift cards—or any other—they will lose whatever money has been loaded onto them." Dana Badgerow, president and CEO of BBB of Minnesota and North Dakota. Illustration
Scammers tune up classic scams
August 7, 2016 - 9:36pm
Amended FTC rule a boon to consumers, businesses
August 7, 2016 - 6:09pm
July 21, 2016
A storm damaged tree lays across a road Thursday after severe storms hit the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers campgrounds in Crosslake. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Video)
Chasing the storm scammers: Permitting system considered
July 21, 2016 - 9:33pm
June 27, 2016
Scams pop up after last week's storm
June 27, 2016 - 7:43pm
April 29, 2016
BBB hopes to mute speaker scam: Classic scheme repackaged with home theater twist
April 29, 2016 - 8:18pm
March 18, 2016
Taxpayers should beware of phone calls from scammers claiming to be from the IRS or the department who demand immediate payment of tax debts. In some cases, the scammers use caller ID spoofing where the phone numbers they call from are made to look like they are coming from the IRS or the department. Graphic
Scams continue to try to separate folks from their money
March 18, 2016 - 8:37pm
March 4, 2016
Scams educational event planned
March 4, 2016 - 7:21pm
State warns taxpayers of scams
March 4, 2016 - 6:33pm
February 26, 2016
BBB: Beware of spring break scams
February 26, 2016 - 9:49pm