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Sweepstake scam hits Chillicothe; senior citizen conned into believing they had won a vehicle

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports his office learned Wednesday, September 2nd that a senior citizen had been conned into believing he or she won a vehicle through a sweepstake. The person believed he or she needed to transfer $10,000 for expenses, taxes, and fees. Cox says the scammers will continue to harass the victim […]

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Scammers in Chillicothe turn to mailboxes for information

The Chillicothe Police Department has received several reports of local residents falling victim to identity theft involving the theft of their personal and banking information. Assistant Chief Rick Sampsel said it’s believed that this information is being obtained from the victim’s mailboxes. Police are asking the public to make it more difficult for criminals by […]

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Missouri Attorney General files civil suits, criminal charges against four fraudulent contractors

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has announced that his office has filed civil lawsuits against two contractors and criminal charges against another two contractors for allegedly defrauding multiple consumers. The four actions were filed Monday across the state.  “Making repairs and renovations on your home can be a stressful, busy time, and selecting a reputable […]

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Trenton Police Department alerting residents of scam phone calls

The Trenton Police Department warns of spoofed Apple phone calls targeting local residents. The police report scammers spoof customer support numbers so calls look like they are from Apple, but they are not. The caller pressures individuals called for information or money. Anyone who receives an unsolicited call from someone claiming to be Apple is […]

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Scam calls claiming to be from U.S. District Court targeting elderly citizens

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is issuing a consumer alert to warn Missouri citizens about a potential scam targeting elderly and vulnerable citizens. Recently, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri has reported hundreds of calls from citizens across Missouri and the country who claim to have received calls from the court’s […]