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Be Aware Of Scammers Going Door To Door Offering Tree Removal, Roof Repair, Or Other Services After Storm

Word has spread quickly across the region of the severe damage caused in the Duluth area.  While many have come to help and aid those who need it, unfortunately there is always the potential for criminals to prey on victims of yesterday's storm.  Be weary of anyone going door to door offering services.  They could be scamming you.  Here's some tips to prevent being a victim.

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Duluth Police Warn Not to Fall For “Help Wanted” Scams

The old saying goes that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.  The Duluth Police Departments wants you to be aware of online "Help Wanted" scams that could end with you having money and personal information stolen.

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Authorities Warn of Summer Blacktop Scams in the Northland

I guess it's that time of year.  I tell you of the IRS scams in February and May, now that we're on the cusp of summer I need to share info about blacktop scams.  Honestly, you really can never let your guard down, you never know where the next scam will hit you!

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Stuart Miles
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Police in Superior Warn of Computer Hackers’ Scam

It's a nationwide scam that involves both your computer and a phone call when you're least expecting it.  That's what the hackers are hoping to do, catch you off guard.   The scam involves using names of reputable companies you are use to doing business with and Superior police are warning that calls have come into the Northland.

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Duluth Police Department Warns Of IRS Scam

The Duluth Police Department has recently received several phone calls and messages on their Facebook page in regards to what they are calling an IRS scam.  They expect these type of annoying calls to increase as we near the tax deadline.  Here's what you need to know.

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New Text E-mail Scam Can Steal All The Money From Your Bank Account

There's a new text/e-mail scam that looks legit, but it is not. Banking officials are saying it will look real, all the logos will be on the email, but it will tell you to follow a link and log in quickly to take care of the problem. Once you follow the link, it will be on their server and ask for all kinds of information.

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Duluth Police Warn Of An Officer Impersonator Phone Scam

The Duluth Police Department has warned of another phone scam, only this time it targets their own organization.  It bothers me that scammers are using law enforcement to do their scamming because it toys with our trust of those we expect will protect us.

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UPDATE: Cathy Kates Shares Info From You About The Area’s Suspicious Activities In Wrenshall And Duluth

I want to start this blog out by telling you that while this is factual, it's based on what my friends in Wrenshall and Duluth have told me and NOT from any local police department press release.  In two separate instances, in two separate communities I've had friends tell me of shady visitors to their homes asking puzzling questions and that sparked speculation.  I blogged the info they shared with me and got a lot of different responses.  I thought I should share some of the info to put you at ease or so you know in advance in case you hear a knock on your door.

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Cathy Kates Shares Knowledge Of Shady Visitors And Suspicious Activity In Wrenshall And Duluth

I want to start this blog out by telling you that while this is factual, it's based on what my friends in Wrenshall and Duluth have told me and NOT from any local police department press release.  In two separate instances, in two separate communities I've had friends tell me of shady visitors to their homes asking puzzling questions and that sparked speculation.

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Have You Ever Gotten A Call From Your Own Phone Number, It’s A Scam!

Here's another one!  It seems like Ken and I are warning you of a new scam every week!  Being aware and knowing how to handle it should help you avoid a lot of headache and potentially save you a lot of lots $$$.  The latest scam that I read about on the Federal Trade Commission's website involves you and your OWN phone number.

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Best Protection Against Postcard Scam Is Knowledge, Here’s What You Need To Know

It's hard to know what's true and who you can trust now days.  The best thing you can do is keep abreast of the scams that are current in the area and keep your guard up!  This scam is currently affecting residents in Minnesota and North Dakota.  Here's the latest:

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Minnesota Department of Revenue Warning of Scammers Posing as Revenue Agents

The Minnesota Department of Revenue has received reports of at least one individual posing as an agent of the Department of Revenue, attempting to collect money fraudulently.

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