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Beware of scams when looking for a summer job

Popular summer scams: what to look for

Summer is a great time to take a vacation, take care of home repairs or find a summer job. Unfortunately, scammers don't take a summer vacation, so be on the lookout for these popular summer scams:

Boone Co. Sheriff's Department warns of jury duty phone scam

Cole Co. Sheriff warns of jury duty scam

The Cole County Sheriff's Department is warning Mid-Missourians of a scam involving jury duty in Cole County.

Scammers pose as deputies

A scam involving phone calls from someone posing as a Boone County Sheriff's Department deputy has hit several counties in Mid-Missouri, including Pulaski County. 

Scammers try to steal information through Craigslist

Some scammers using Craigslist to steal personal information, money

Craigslist can be a great way to connect with a potential new roommate or to find an apartment or home to rent. Unfortunately there are plenty of scammers who may post or reply to ads in an attempt to steal your money or personal information.

Lake area police warn of ATM tampering

Police near the Lake of the Ozarks are warning consumers of scammers trying to steal personal information from ATM machines.

Research before donating to Nepal earthquake relief

Research before donating to Nepal earthquake relief

The devastating earthquake that flattened parts of Katmandu and triggered avalanches in the Himalayas over the weekend has prompted an international outpouring of sympathy and aid for Nepalese recovery. Better Business Bureau advises consumers to check out the charities they support and avoid fraudulent charities that often crop up to take advantage of their sympathy for earthquake victims.

BBB issues alert about questionable door to door sales operation in Columbia

The Better Business Bureau has issued an alert about a questionable door to door sales operation in Columbia.

Research before applying for college scholarships

Research before applying for college scholarships

If your child is a junior in high school, now is a great time to start looking for college scholarships. The deadline for awards are months away, giving you and your child a head start on applications, essays and other requirements for those awards.

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Ameren Missouri warns of scam targeting personal information

A Missouri utility company is warning of scams designed to target consumers to get their personal information.

Be weary of urgent notice postcards

Be weary of urgent notice postcards offering savings to major retailers

Better Business Bureau (BBB) is advising consumers to be cautious about responding to "urgent notice" postcards offering $100 in savings at Walmart, Target and other major retailers. Most of the postcards include no information about the company making the solicitation, and the toll-free numbers are not traceable to any specific business. The mailings, many of which are virtually identical,…

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