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FBI Sees Spike In Online Scams Related To COVID-19

The FBI says they had around 2.7 billion dollars in losses from cyber crime last year. 

UNITED STATES – While overall cyber activity has been no different than what FBI agents would see on a normal day, with the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s a new worry. “So we’ll see scams that are trying to sell fraudulent medical equipment, we’ll see scams that are trying to get people to buy testing or vaccines for COVID that don’t exist….

Former Detroit Lakes Principal Arrested After Embezzlement Investigation

He even used the district's credit card to allegedly buy a pair of cowboy boots

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Former Detroit Lakes Principal, Rod Thompson, who resigned as the superintendent for the Shakopee School District last June, has been arrested. Thompson is accused of abusing his district-issued credit card by making personal purchases such as airfare, hotels, electronics, sports memorabilia and flight upgrades. He even used the district’s credit card to allegedly buy a pair of…

Bismarck Man Arrested for Using Credit Card Skimmer

Willie was arrested by Bismarck Police on charges of unlawful use of personal identifying information

BISMARCK, ND — A Bismarck man is accused of using a credit card skimmer to obtain credit card information. Police said 27-year-old David Willie then used the information to create new cards and purchased large quantities of cigarettes from grocery stores and gas stations. Willie was arrested by Bismarck Police on charges of unlawful use of personal identifying information. Categories:…

Jamestown Regional Medical Center Warning People About Phone Scam

Some of the calls are asking for credit card information others are for vacations.

  JAMESTOWN, ND — Hospital officials at Jamestown Regional Medical Center are warning about a scam. People are receiving calls from a number claiming to be “Jamestown Hospital”. But the number is actually not associated with the medical center. Some of the calls are asking for credit card information others are for vacations. If you receive such a call, hang…

Check Your Financial Information: 143 Million Identities Exposed by Equifax Data Breach

Two million are at risk in Minnesota, One-third of the population of North Dakota at risk

  NATIONAL — One-third of the population of North Dakota may have had their personal information exposed in a data breach at Equifax. The credit reporting company reports more than 248,000 people in the state were potentially exposed. Two million are at risk in Minnesota. Atlanta-based Equifax said 143 million Americans had their information exposed. The information includes Social Security…

Charges Pending in Valley City Hoax Hostage Call

Police spoke to the caller and tracked the call to Alabama

  VALLEY CITY, ND — A phone call that prompted a large police response to the parking lot of Family Dollar in Valley City was made in Alabama. A man called the store and claimed that he was holding a woman hostage. He wanted credit card numbers and said he would hurt the woman if he didn’t receive the information….

Sanford Makes Historical Donation to Nonprofit Organization

It will be used to help further three programs that are expected to reach more than 500,000 students nationwide.

RED RIVER VALLEY — T. Denny Sanford has made another huge donation. The South Dakota businessman has donated $28 million to the private, nonprofit National University System. The donation is the largest in its history. It will be used to help further three programs that are expected to reach more than 500,000 students nationwide. Sanford has given away hundreds of…

Judge Won’t Dismiss Charges Against McKenzie County Sheriff

Schwartzenberger later paid for the charges but a criminal affidavit alleges they were made in violation of a county policy

  MCKENZIE COUNTY, N.D. — A judge has declined to dismiss criminal charges against the McKenzie County sheriff accused of misusing his office credit card. The judge didn’t offer a reason for the decision. Sheriff Gary Schwartzenberger is accused of making excessive charges during the 2015 Western State’s Sheriff’s Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Schwartzenberger later paid for the…