Thousands of people across the country have received a prerecorded message, saying their Social Security numbers have been linked to criminal activity, like a stolen car or confiscated drug paraphernalia. It says they need to call back immediately.
In November, the Montana Office of Consumer Protection received 15 complaints about the grandparent scam. In the first three weeks of December, they got 25.
The Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office is reporting an increase in the number of calls related to mail theft over the past few weeks.
For many, gift cards are a convenient gift during the holidays, especially if you aren’t sure what to buy.
The Federal Trade Commission reports military members and veterans lost $25 million to so-called “impostor scams” in 2017.
HELENA – These last few months of the year might have some feeling generous. A 2012 Guidestar survey found more than 50 percent of organizations
Between April 2018 and April 2019, all Medicare recipients will receive a new card, with a unique new Medicare number – a combination of 11 randomly selected letters and numbers. That means beneficiaries’ Social Security numbers won’t be on the cards any more.
The Montana Lottery can be an excellent source of information if you receive a suspicious lottery message.
Frank Abagnale, made famous by the film “Catch Me If You Can,” shared some of his advice on avoiding scams in a presentation at the Helena Civic Center last week.
Many Montanans aren’t happy with what they received after attending one of the seminars. They often come with contracts that include hidden fees or other provisions the customer didn’t know about.
HELENA – It’s back to school season and for many across the country that means heading off to a university and probably a mountain of student loan debt.
HELENA – A new effort launched by the federal government and aided by state officials is cracking down on scams that target those wishing to help veterans and active service members.
HELENA – When you’re picking out a present, a gift card can feel like an especially convenient choice.
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