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North Dakota AARP Educates Seniors on How to Avoid Fraud

Elderly citizens lost nearly $3 billion last year in scams over the phone and online

FARGO, N.D. — In the United States, senior citizens lost nearly $3 billion last year as the result of financial scams. According to the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, 55% of the cases of elderly fraud came under the disguise of giving money to family and friends. “People have a tendency to be nice and give them information…

Moorhead Police Warning Public About Increase In Scams

The police department has taken 16 reports of fraud in the past two weeks

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead Police are warning the public about a recent increase in the number of scams involving the payment of bogus debts with gift cards. Whether it’s over the phone or online, scammers have been targeting many in the Valley with threats and emotional pleas. All them are designed to get victims to hand over their hard–earned money….

Fargodome Warns Fans About Purchasing Speculative Tickets

The facility has seen an increase in the number of fans falling victim to having bought fradulent tickets

FARGO, N.D. — Staff at the Fargodome has seen an increase in the amount of guests being victimized by fake tickets. An increasing number of people who have bought tickets for Fargodome events have become victims of fraud. These tickets are usually purchased before general sales to the public begin. “You can’t caution the consumer enough on where to purchase…

Phony Arrest Call Scams Valley City Woman Out of $7,000

Police say if you receive these types of calls, hang up and contact them or another family member for help

  VALLEY CITY, ND — Valley City Police want to warn the public about a scam in the area after at least two people have lost thousands of dollars. Police say the scammer is calling victims and saying they have arrested a family member and are demanding bond money in order to release the person. One woman was called twice,…

AARP Hosts Event to Teach Seniors About Scams in F-M Area

AARP, Fargo Police Department, and Cass County Sheriff's Office Teach the Community About Scams in FM Area

FARGO, ND — Seniors are usually the targets of scams in our area. To help inform the community on these scams, AARP held a Scams Lunch & Learn event. AARP, along with the Fargo Police Department and the Cass County Sheriff’s Office had some tips to avoid getting scammed. A popular scam in the F-M area is a call from the…

West Fargo Police Chief Heith Janke Lays Out Goals for the City

After showing up at West Fest and at block parties throughout the past few weeks, he met with senior citizens at Sheyenne Crossings

WEST FARGO, ND — New West Fargo Police Chief Heith Janke continues to meet the community by hosting Coffee with a Cop. After showing up at West Fest and at block parties throughout the past few weeks, he met with senior citizens at Sheyenne Crossings. He spoke about cases he had in past jobs like racially charged violence, corrupt politicians…

Two Top Executives Leaving Equifax in the Midst of Massive Data Breach

The company said its chief information officer and chief security officer are leaving immediately

  NATIONAL — The fallout over the Equifax data breach continues after two of the company’s top executives leave in the middle of the chaos. Company officials said the chief information officer and chief security officer are leaving immediately. Equifax is facing several class-action lawsuits, inquiries and Congressional investigations. The breach included much of the personal information of 143 million…

Water Service, Cass County Electric Scams in the Metro Area

Police say the phone calls are a scam and urge you to never give out a credit card number over the phone

  FARGO, ND — We have two scams going around the area to tell you about. Someone has been calling people in Fargo and telling them that their water service will be turned off if they don’t pay their bill immediately. Police say the phone calls are a scam and urge you to never give out a credit card number…

Beware of Romance Scams This Valentine’s Day

The BBB says scammers prey on other's desires to find love around Valentine's Day

FARGO, N.D. — The Better Business Bureau is warning those seeking love on the internet to be aware of romance scams. Romance scams peak during this time of the year as more people turn to online dating services to find new relationships. The scams are infamous in that the scammer asks for money while trying to avoid a face–to–face meeting….