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People Are Being Duped By Pomeranian Dog Scam

Fargo Police reporting that over the past few days they have taken two reports

FARGO, N.D. — They are cute but the scam being run involving Pomeranian dogs is not cute at all. Fargo Police reporting that over the past few days they have taken two reports where victims thought they were buying Pomeranian dogs through an online sale. In both incidents, the victims were contacted multiple times for additional payments, and shipping information…

Grand Forks Police warn of Altru Health Systems phone scam

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–The Grand Forks Police Department is warning residents about a scam related to Altru Health Systems. Police say scammers are spoofing non-working Altru phone numbers to call and request payment from patients. Anyone who receives a similar phone call is asked to call Altru’s Patient Account Representative at 701-780-4050 to verify your account status. Categories: Crime, Local News,…

Moorhead Public Service Warns Customers of Water Heater Scam

MOORHEAD, Minn.–Moorhead Public Service is warning its customers about a recent water heater scam. MPS says multiple customers have received letters asking for information regarding their water heater. The letters say if the information is not provided within a certain amount of time, the customer may face fines or penalties. MPS says it does not ask for or need this…

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….

North Dakota U.S. Attorney’s Office Warns Taxpayers of COVID-19 Stimulus Check Scams

Scammers will attempt to trick tax payers into verifying their filing information in order to receive their check.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota U.S. Attorney’s Office and the IRS are warning taxpayers about scammers stealing COVID-19 economic impact payments. “The existence of a deadly national pandemic will not stop criminals seeking to capitalize on the fears and difficulties faced by the public as they try to line their own pockets by stealing your money or your personal information,” IRS-CI…

Fargo Police Warn of Grandparent Scams Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo Police Department is warning people about scams that target grandparents specifically. Police say scammers pose as grandchildren who are supposedly in trouble and need money wired to them immediately. The scammers will say they need help paying a hospital bill or leaving a foreign country in the midst of COVID-19. In order to avoid falling victim to…

Government Check Scams Already Surfacing

MINNESOTA–While the government has yet to work out all the details surrounding economic relief checks, scammers are already trying to take advantage of unsuspecting Americans. The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota says it has received reports of scammers attempting to get people to pay a fee to get the government checks immediately. The Federal Trade Commission in…

West Fargo Police Department Warns Community of Phone Scam

The department says it would never request gift cards as a form of payment.

WEST FARGO, N.D.–The West Fargo Police Department is warning the community to not be fooled by a phone scam going around. They say scammers have been using the West Fargo Police Department’s name and possibly using software to mimic the department’s phone number. Police say one person was told their was a warrant for their arrest and was instructed to…

Jamestown Police Informing Public of Fake Abduction Scam

JAMESTOWN, N.D.–The Jamestown Police Department is informing the public about an extortion scam involving a fake abduction. The Stutsman County Dispatch received a call at approximately 1:10 p.m. on Tuesday regarding a possible kidnapping at the Jamestown Walmart. The man, who was calling from Bismarck, reported his daughter had been kidnapped. The man said he was on the phone with…

Police Report Jason Aldean Concert Ticket Scam

The seller used credible payment sources and promised delivery through a common ticket vendor.

WEST FARGO, N.D.–The West Fargo Police Department has received reports of a scam involving the sale of Jason Aldean concert tickets. Two victims say they purchased tickets from a private seller. After providing payment through an online payment system, the victims were blocked from contacting the seller and did not receive the tickets. The seller used credible payment sources and…