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Phony debt collector scam

In the phony debt collector scam, the suspect claims to be a debt collector from a payday loan company. Often they have information on the victim such as a social security number, credit card or bank information, etc.   The scam artist is … Continue reading

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Charity scam

Due to the tough economy and any one of a number of natural disasters in the news, scam artists love to exploit those willing to help others, using scams that look like worthy causes. There are many sophisticated telemarketing fundraisers. Some only … Continue reading

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Advertising scam

Advertising scams involve people who try and sell ads for promotional materials such as magnets, calendars, etc. Ad reps use high pressure tactics and false affiliations to sell ad space, marketing tools, etc.  Further complaints include billing for orders not placed, … Continue reading

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Investment scams

Investment scams include Ponzi schemes, bogus financial advisers, and complex or fraudulent schemes that promise, but don’t deliver, big returns. Sometimes, seminars or free lunches provide a front for this crime.  However, keep in mind that many legitimate investment marketing promotions … Continue reading

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Mortgage scams

Two mortgage scams are specifically aimed at senior citizens.   First, reverse mortgage scams target those aged 62 and up, with schemes that offer a poor financial return or trick victims into signing over the deeds to their homes. Second, the Deed … Continue reading

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Medicare scam

Medicare fraud is another senior scam making a comeback. The bogus Medicare refund scam asks for personal information, including Medicare card details, supposedly so a $250 check can be issued to cover the gap in covered prescription charges. The suspect, in fact, wants … Continue reading

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Grandparent scam

The grandparent scam is possibly the most widespread senior scam, where the victim receives a call supposedly from a grandchild in trouble abroad and needing money urgently. In most cases, the excuse is that the cash is needed to post bail … Continue reading

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Be on the lookout for synthetic drugs

     (January 24, 2012) — The Cadiz Police Department is continuing to investigate an incident at Trigg County High School regarding synthetic drugs and urges parents to be on the lookout for these types of drugs in your home.      … Continue reading

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Cadiz Police warn of possible advertising scam

The Cadiz Police Department is warning local businesses to safeguard against an advertising scam that is circulating in the county. A local business owner contacted the CPD last week to report that he had purchased an ad on a community … Continue reading

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