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Missouri man who operated guided hunting tour company ordered to repay investors

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s Securities Division and Republic, Missouri resident, Theodore Jay Eddings, recently entered into a consent order to settle allegations against Eddings by the Division involving investor fraud.   In the first portion of October 2021, the Missouri Secretary of State issued a cease and desist order that required Eddings to show […]

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Audio: It’s that time of year, so be on alert for holiday scammers

With all the distractions during this season of giving, the IRS is reminding us to keep a close eye on our gift list because scammers may use your generosity to rip you off.     There are more than 30, 000 nonprofit organizations here in Missouri…plenty of choices…but be careful. Scammers sometimes appear to be […]

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Audio: Ameren tells customers to be on alert for scams, especially during the holidays

It’s easy to get distracted during the holidays but Ameren Missouri is warning its customers to be on alert to scammers. Scammers are getting very sophisticated with scams coming in many forms such as phone calls, text messages, in person, and online tactics. They try to get your personal info and money.  Maria Gomez is […]

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Phone scammers manipulate Caller ID, making phone calls appear to come from Missouri Capitol Police

Missouri Capitol Police learned on Thursday afternoon that scammers had begun manipulating Caller ID so phone calls appeared to be coming from Missouri Capitol Police. This is a scam known as “spoofing” and can be used to try to obtain personal information from you. Do not fall for this scam. More than two dozen people […]

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Missouri Secretary of State reminds Missourians to beware of payment scams

The Missouri Secretary of State is reminding Missourians that the Business Services Division in his office will never ask for payment by a gift card. Business Services, which oversees filings for all businesses in Missouri, has recently received complaints from some Missourians who have misdialed the toll-free number and been asked to pay for services […]

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Chillicothe Police Department alerting residents to attempted scams in the area

The Chillicothe Police Department has been receiving numerous calls of fraud/scam calls to the elderly, and unfortunately, some have fallen victim to the scams.  The Police Department is attempting to provide information to the public in an effort for residents to protect themselves.  The following are some common schemes: Romance scam: Criminals pose as interested romantic […]

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Scammers informing Missouri residents they are from Western District of Missouri Attorney’s office

The Office of the United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri Teresa Moore is warning the public of scam calls claiming to be from the U. S. Attorney’s Office in Jefferson City. The office reports several Missouri residents have received the calls. In some cases, the caller claimed to be with Cyber Crimes […]

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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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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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Scammers calling residents, telling them there is a warrant for their arrest

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox advises that many area residents have reported receiving calls from someone claiming to be an area law enforcement officer, saying there is a warrant for a resident’s arrest. The callers reportedly tell residents they are about to be arrested or need to have a DNA test and try to get […]

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Audio: FBI Warning Missourians about New Phone Scam; victim lost life savings of more than $100,000

The FBI is warning Missourians about a new phone scam that fraudulently displays the FBI’s real telephone number on the victim’s caller ID. FBI St. Louis Division spokeswoman Rebecca Wu tells Missourinet that a St. Louis County victim lost their life savings of more than 100-thousand dollars after scammers posed as FBI special agents from […]

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Scammers in Livingston County reportedly claiming to be from sheriff’s department

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox warns of a scam involving someone calling local residents claiming to be with his office. The caller allegedly claims he or she can help residents avoid arrest by having money sent. Residents are encouraged to hang up if they receive a call like this. Cox says the sheriff’s office does […]