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BBB warns of jobs scam

It’s a job that sounds fun — be a mystery shopper. But the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado is warning some of the mystery shopper jobs may sound too good to be true. The BBB has been alerted to a round of mailings in Colorado Springs from LS Management, a company based in LaVergne,… Continue Reading BBB warns of jobs scam

Telephone scammers claim to be CSP troopers

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The Colorado State Patrol isn’t in the business of collecting debts – and they want people to know that. Apparently, there is a scam in the El Paso County area that involves a person impersonating a state patrol officer and demanding money from unsuspecting residents, and threatening them with lawsuits, criminal prosecution, arrests or incarceration.… Continue Reading Telephone scammers claim to be CSP troopers

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Latest scam is look-alike invoice, BBB warns

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The Better Business Bureau is alerting area businesses about look-alike invoices from a California-based company trying to bill for hundreds of dollars. The phony bill is actually a solicitation, BBB officials said. Businesses in several states have reported receiving an invoice from “US Telecom” for hundreds of dollars to cover the cost of a one-year… Continue Reading Latest scam is look-alike invoice, BBB warns

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BBB target of phishing scam

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The Better Business Bureau has once again become the target of phishing scam. The bureau reports that a fake email, claiming to be from a bbb.org address about a recently filed complaint is a scam. Although there are different variations circulating, all of the malicious emails contain links designed to infect computers with malware, a… Continue Reading BBB target of phishing scam

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BBB warns of phishing scam targeting businesses

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The Better Business Bureau has issued a scam alert for businesses. Businesses are receiving an email purporting to be from a bbb.org e-mail saying that a complaint about their business has been filed. The e-mail advises that the recipient should review the matter and inform the BBB of their position. From there, the e-mail directs… Continue Reading BBB warns of phishing scam targeting businesses

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Phone calls attempt to gain personal information

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Colorado consumers should be wary of phone calls soliciting personal information. Attorney General John Suthers said the phone calls come from (303) 578-5558, and the caller identifies himself as a law enforcement officer. The calls are suspected to be attempts to gain personal identification for identity theft. “Consumers should always be wary of any call… Continue Reading Phone calls attempt to gain personal information

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$293.11 That’s how much a scam collection agency is telling people in Colorado they owe to an unnamed creditor. Attorney General John Suthers says consumers should not reply to fraudulent messages, from fake agency IAC Recovery Systems. “There are few things more unnerving for consumers than to be notified they have outstanding debts they were… Continue Reading Consumers should be aware of fake collection scam

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Beware of criminals posing as census workers

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  As the 2010 census begins, the Colorado attorney general warns that scam artists could be posing as census workers – trying to steal personal information, commit identity theft or other crimes. “I urge Coloradans to cooperate with legitimate census workers, but beware of those intent on using the census to commit identity theft,” said John… Continue Reading Beware of criminals posing as census workers

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Department of Regulatory Agency Commissioner Marcy Morrison sent warning today of a scam that targets Colorado insurance companies. The scam was first reported in California where individuals were allegedly calling licensed insurance agencies and representing themselves as employees of the California Department of Insurance. They requested payment for a penalty fee for not completing a… Continue Reading Insurance industry scam migrates to Colorado

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AAFCU phishermen return to the well

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A couple of weeks ago fraudulent e-mails and text messages were sent out asking for Air Academy Federal Credit Union member’s account information – nothing new, your basic e-mail phishing scam. But, this week, the scam evolved. Would be thieves doubled their efforts and sent out a second e-mail, saying there had been fraudulent e-mails sent… Continue Reading AAFCU phishermen return to the well

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