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Scam Alert For Customers Of Superior Water, Light and Power Company

There appears to be a scam specifically targeting customers of Superior Water, Light & Power Company.

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Superior-Douglas County Residents Warned of New Phone Scam

Unfortunately, it seems that I hear of a new way to be scammed on a daily basis.  We constantly have to have our guard up with everything we encounter.  This time, the warning is specifically for those living in Superior and Douglas County.

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Duluth Police Department Warn of a Possible Scam in the Northland

 

Every day we hear of people being affected by dishonesty.  It's hard to keep up on all the scams and new ones pop up every day.  The Duluth Police Department is helping us keep our guard up by letting us know of a scam that fellow Northlanders have experienced recently.  Read and pass on to your friends and family on social media.

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Be Wary Of Strangers Claiming to be with B105 Asking For Charitable Donations

While we strive to help as many groups as we can in the community and sometimes people use that to try and mislead people into giving them money.  This morning we were made aware of one such incident.

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Why Are There So Many Facebook “Free Giveaway” Scams? Learn How to Spot Them and Avoid Them

In a growing trend over the past year, Facebook fan pages have been popping up, offering free items like iPads, phones, computers, and other electronics and prizes. All the pages ask you to do is "like" or share the page or post in order to win. Pages like this are categorically considered fraudulent by social media specialists. Why are these pages being made, and how can you spot a fake?

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Be Wary Of Phone Scam Where Caller Claims To Be Microsoft and Says Your Computer Has a Virus

The Cloquet Police Department has received several similar complaints this week from residents reporting they received calls from people claiming to be from "Microsoft" and told the residents their computers have viruses on them and they needed to fix them. The scammer then requests remote access to the victim's computer.

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Cloquet Police Department Issues a Gypsy Paving/Asphalt Paving Scam Advisory

 

The Cloquet Police Department is warning residents of a possible gypsy paving scam that may be operating in the area. These types of scams typically occur by transient companies that attempt to sell leftover paving material at an inflated rate or at a reduced rate using poor materials and/or workmanship.

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New Trick To Get Around Do Not Call Lists, Watch Out!

A new phone campaign called "Political Opinions of America" offers a three-question "poll," and then offers a reward that sounds suspiciously like a classic timeshare sales pitch. After answering political questions, the person is transferred to a live operator from "corporate travel services" who is giving away free cruises thanks to an anonymous donor. Some say it is a scam.

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Superior Police Department Warns Citizens About False Verizon Scam E-mails

Verizon Wireless alerted the Superior Police Department about a string of malicious e-mails targeting people and businesses.

The e-mail is well crafted, and says, "You're $900 bill is ready for payment." 

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Local Publisher’s Clearing House Scam Alert

The scam in the story below is currently being attempted.  Also, if a man claiming to be Ed McMahon knocks on your door holding a bouquet of balloons and a big check, don't  open it.  Ed McMahon died in 2009.

 
The Duluth Police Department is warning residents about an on-going Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes scam.

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Beware of Fake ATM Machines

It never ceases to amaze me.  All the new ways that creepy criminals are scamming us.  Why,  OH WHY, is common folk allowed to buy ATM machines?  What can come of that?  Seriously, I know homes that have pacman machines, pinball machines, even donkey kong...that's home entertainment, I get that.  But, an ATM machine, what would you do with that?  Scam people!  BEWARE!!!

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Traffic Light Camera Scam Steals Your Identity, Don’t Let It Happen To You!

I'm sure you've heard of the new fun way to get busted for speeding.  You get a picture in the mail of you speeding in your car as well as the ticket you must pay.  Well, scammers have been quick to try to use this to their advantage as you will read below.  The bottom line, NEVER give your personal information to someone who calls YOU on the phone.  Here is how the scam works;

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