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FBI warns of potential COVID-19 vaccine scams

As the vaccine starts to be distributed, scammers might take advantage of the opportunity

MINNEAPOLIS- As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes more available, the FBI is warning people to be on the lookout for scammers. They could come in phone calls, emails and texts. The FBI says scammers might ask you things like paying out of pocket for the vaccine, putting your name on an early access list and even trying to sell or ship…

MN Dept. of Health has new method to contact trace COVID-19 cases

It's hoping to eliminate time spent by contact tracers making repeated calls by sending out a text

MINNESOTA – The Minnesota Department of Health is trying a new method for COVID-19 contact tracing and case investigation. It will send a text to those who have tested positive and their close contacts. Itwill say a case worker from a state, local or tribal health department will be calling to discuss COVID test results or potential exposure. It will…

Cass County Deputy’s phone number being used in scam

The phone number being used in the scam is 701-367-4639.

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says a scammer has found a way to “spoof” the phone number of a current deputy sheriff. Several citizens say the individual making the call is rude and does not reveal the reason for the call. Cass County personnel say they will place calls notifying individuals of a warrant, but will never request…

Positive COVID-19 Letters or Calls Sent To People Who Never Tested

North Dakota Department of Health says this may be a scam

BISMARCK, N.D. — Some people who have not been tested for COVID-19 are getting letters or calls telling them that they are positive. North Dakota Department of Health says this may be a scam. They have received reports of this happening. They say if you get such correspondence to report it to the North Dakota Attorney General’s office immediately. (701)…

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….