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Protecting seniors from "grandchild" scammers

Grandparents Day was recently celebrated and now is a good time for families to talk about scams that target seniors, especially to be on the lookout for what is called the "grandparent scam".

Woman targeted by modeling scam

Woman targeted by modeling scam

Police are looking into another scam. A Columbia woman was tricked into sending cash from her bank account via money gram.

Georgia man pleads guilty to tax fraud scheme

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Georgia man has pleaded guilty in Missouri to receiving more than $2.3 million in tax refunds from several states by using identities he stole from dead people.

Avoiding identity theft while at school

This week marks the return of college students to campus. It can sometimes be overwhelming when trying to juggle school, work and social life. Unfortunately, protecting their identities and fighting fraud doesn't make their list of priorities. College students can be easy targets of identity thieves because of the amount of personal information that can be found online, especially through social…

Precautions to take when donating to charity

With recent events in Ferguson dominating the headlines, there are opportunities to help by donating to charitable organizations. However, it can be a challenge to determine if they are a legitimate charity or how they will use those donations.

Research before your fun run

Running and exercise are a great way to get in shape and one way to do that is by participating in a Fun Run event. However, BBB urges runners to use caution and do their homework before signing up for such races.

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Phone scam targets Boone Electric customers

Boone Electric Cooperative is warning customers of a possible phone scam.

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Columbia Police warn of scam targeting Water & Light customers

Columbia Police are warning residents about another scam targeting City of Columbia utility customers.

West Columbia neighborhood rallies together to help woman ha

Three Mid-Missouri companies took money from storm damage victims

Three Mid-Missouri companies have allegedly taken large sums of money from consumers and did not complete jobs as promised or did substandard work.

Attorney General sues over false promises

Elmo Green allegedly owes several girls softball teams about $10,000.

 
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