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If You Get A Cell Phone Call From Your Own Phone, Don’t Answer, It’s A Scam

I was attending a healthy eating class through Duluth Community Action with my friend Coleen when her cell phone rang.  We were both surprised since we thought we had both silenced our phones for the class.  We were even more surprised to see that the number that was calling was her own.

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Parents Order Girl, 8, To Get Hit By Cars in Sick Blackmail Scam

And you thought your parents made some questionable decisions while raising you.

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Young Student Warns Others After Being Targeted In Parking Lot [VIDEO]

Locally, we have heard warnings of scams involving the IRS involving fake phone calls especially now that it's tax time, people on the side of the road next to a vehicle with their hood up pretending to need assistance and there was the one about the post it note on your windshield after you've come out from shopping.  This is the latest scam I've heard of and the best advice I can give is know your surroundings and keep your guard up.

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HEADS UP: Don’t Fall For This Amazon Email Scam

 

Amazon can be the savior for many of us when it comes to Christmas shopping, but be careful for scammers trying to get your information.

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Some Companies Have A Trick To Pitch You A Sale That Might Be Illegal

A new phone campaign called "Political Opinions of America" offers a three-question "poll," and then offers a reward that sounds suspiciously like a classic timeshare sales pitch. After answering political questions, the person is transferred to a live operator from "corporate travel services" who is giving away free cruises thanks to an anonymous donor. Some say it is a scam.

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City Of Duluth Involved With Phishing Email Scam

The City of Duluth has sent out letters to over 55,000 residents warning them to monitor their credit reports after a phishing email scam.

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By: Alex Wong
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Scammers Post Ads For Imaginary Job Openings Beware

Scammers list ads for imaginary job openings for money transfer agents, mystery shoppers, payment processing agents, finance support clerks, and administrative assistants. All are just trying to get your money.

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New Text E-mail Scam Can Steal All The Money From Your Bank Account

There's a new text/e-mail scam that looks legit, but it is not. Banking officials are saying it will look real, all the logos will be on the email, but it will tell you to follow a link and log in quickly to take care of the problem. Once you follow the link, it will be on their server and ask for all kinds of information.

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Minnesota Department of Revenue Warning of Scammers Posing as Revenue Agents

The Minnesota Department of Revenue has received reports of at least one individual posing as an agent of the Department of Revenue, attempting to collect money fraudulently.

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UPDATE: Beware Scammers Know Your Family, Scam Plays At Your Heartstrings

My friend's Mother was almost scammed with this old phone scam that preys on your heartstrings. Don't be afraid to ask questions, and don't be fooled by the smooth talker. I have updated this story because of new information I have discovered.

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New Scam Targets Wells Fargo Customers Via Cell Phones

The Duluth Police Department is reporting that a number of locals have received fraudulent text messages claiming there is a problem with your Wells Fargo account.

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Duluth Police Are Still Warning Of Frauds And Scams After The Holidays

Duluth Police issued another press release warning people of internet, mail, and phone scams that are continuing after the holiday season. There is still one thing the Duluth Police and me personally want you to remember, if it's too good to be true, it is. There is something else to remember.

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