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Trenton Police Department advising residents about Publishers Clearing House scams

The Trenton Police Department has shared ways to recognize and avoid Publishers Clearing House scams. Publishers Clearing House does not email or call its big winners. Someone will never have to pay to receive a legitimate win. A check does not mean someone has won. The Trenton Police advise residents not to provide confidential information […]

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Audio: Scammers are targeting some Missourians trying to get COVID-19 vaccinations

Scammers are targeting some Missourians trying to get COVID-19 vaccinations. Larry Jones, executive director of the Missouri Center for Public Health Excellence, says criminals are pretending to be from a local health department or another organization to get ahold of personal information.     Jones says some of the websites the scammers are using look […]

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Chillicothe Police Department reminds residents to be vigilant of phone scammers

The Chillicothe Police Department reminds the public about scammers calling claiming they are from the IRS, Social Security Administration, or a banking institution or saying someone has won a sweepstake. Residents are advised to not provide these callers with any personal or banking information and hang up. Assistant Police Chief Rick Sampsel says these institutions […]

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Livingston County Sheriff alerting residents to scam involving concealed carry permits

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is alerting residents to a scam involving concealed carry permits. Sheriff Steve Cox reports a citizen received an electronic message saying his or her concealed carry permit was about to expire. The message wanted the person to download something to renew the CCW permit. Cox notes his office and other […]

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Audio: Ameren Missouri warning customers about scammers threatening to disconnect your service

A St. Louis-based utility that serves 64 of Missouri’s 114 counties is warning residents about increasing utility scams, where scammers are posing as Ameren employees and threatening to disconnect your service if you don’t pay them. Ameren Missouri corporate security supervisor Maria Gomez urges you to be vigilant. She says the best way to combat […]

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Trenton Police Department warning of scam involving imposters pretending to be government personnel

The Trenton Police Department warns of a government impostor scam happening in Trenton. The police say a caller claims he is from the government, and your social security number was suspended due to being connected with fraud or other criminal activity. The caller wants you to call a number where someone else will ask for […]

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Two men under investigation for attempting to scam rural Grundy County car dealership

Grundy County Sheriff Rodney Herring reports a man from Worth County and another from Harrison County are under investigation after a test drive scam at a rural Grundy County car dealership on November 9th. Herring says as part of the scam, vehicles catalytic converters, are cut from vehicles, and the vehicles are left abandoned. The […]