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Two More Suspects Make Pleas in Jamaican Lottery Scam

Two more suspects remain fugitives

  BISMARCK, ND — Two more suspects have pleaded guilty in a Jamaican lottery scam. Federal prosecutors in North Dakota continue efforts to reach deals with the 13 suspects who’ve been arrested. Two more suspects remain fugitives. Seven suspects remain scheduled for trial in January. At least 90 people lost over $5.7 million in the scam, including a North Dakota…

Fargo Police Warn of Another Ticket Scam Hitting the Metro

Fargo Police said it is not their policy to issue "e-cites" and to "disregard or delete" the scam email.

  FARGO, ND — Fargo Police said if you receive an email, stating you have to pay a fee or a fine for any kind of violation, please do not click on any links or go to pay the ticket. The department put out a warning on social media to warn people this is not a ticket issued through them….

Warrant Scam Hits Grand Forks Area

If you receive such a call hang up and contact the sheriff's office

  GRAND FORKS, ND — The warrant scam has hit Grand Forks. The sheriff’s office has received several calls about people being contacted by an individual claiming to be Lt. Gary Grove. The caller claims there is a warrant out for the person’s arrest for skipping jury duty and instructs them to get a money card. The sheriff’s office says…

Jamaican Lottery Scam Suspects Enter Pleas

Five of the 15 defendants in the case have reached deals with prosecutors

  BISMARCK, ND — Thirteen of 15 suspects in a large-scale Jamaican lottery scam have now entered pleas in federal court. Two suspects from Jamaica were brought to the U.S. earlier this month and entered not guilty pleas in Bismarck. They could be added to a list of suspects scheduled for trial in January. Five of the 15 defendants in…

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…

Cass County Sheriff’s Office Issues Warning Over Warrant Scam

The office fielded more than 20 calls Tuesday from people requesting more information only to be informed it was a scam

  CASS COUNTY, ND — An active warrant scam is once again making the rounds through the metro. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says an individual is calling people saying he is a deputy and demands payment on an active warrant or they’ll be arrested. The office fielded more than 20 calls Tuesday from people requesting more information only to…

BBB Warning Business Owners About BBB Scam Emails

The email says they are in some violation of an act, or committed an act of abuse

FARGO, ND — The Better Business Bureau is warning businesses about scam emails claiming the sender is from the BBB. The email says they are in some violation of an act, or committed an act of abuse. They are signed from different people from the Abuse Department, which the BBB says does not exist. They are telling people that if…

Be on the Lookout for Fake Tickets, Fake Sellers

The BBB and the Vikings are giving tips on how to guarantee your ticket will be valid

FARGO, ND — Minnesota Vikings fans are getting ready for the start of the season on Monday but are being asked to watch out for fake ticket sellers. The Better Business Bureau says if you get tricked into purchasing a fake ticket, you’ll be asked to leave the stadium without getting to see the game. The BBB and the Vikings…

Another Suspect Nabbed in Jamaican Lottery Scam

At least 90 people lost over $5.7 million to the scam, including a North Dakota woman who lost her life savings

  BISMARCK, ND — Authorities have caught another suspect in a Jamaican lottery scam. Akil Gray is among 15 suspects charged in U.S. District Court in North Dakota with conspiracy, fraud and money laundering. Prosecutors said he was recently apprehended in Jamaica after being on the run more than a year. At least 90 people lost over $5.7 million to…

Valley TRIAD Hosts Annual Senior Safety Seminar

Seniors Throughout the F-M Area Learn About Ways to Prevent Scams and Fraud Targeted Towards Them

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Seniors walked away from the Hjemkomst Center more informed after attending the annual Senior Safety Seminar. The event allows seniors living in the area to learn about all of the latest frauds and scams out there and how to prevent them. Some examples of the scams they talked about include IRS scams, grandparent scams and people who…