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Possible scam targeting Verizon customers

The Missouri Attorney General's office is warning consumers to be aware of fraudulent text messages and emails they may be receiving from their phone company.

IRS warns of phone scam

ABC 17 News has been in contact with the Internal Revenue Service after multiple calls from viewers saying they received calls from someone claiming to be from the organization. 

Man accused of stealing identity of Jefferson City Country Club members, employees

A man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly stealing the identity of eight Jefferson City Country Club members and employees.

Columbia Police warning about warrant scam

The Columbia Police Department is warning Mid-Missourians about a new scam making the rounds.

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

Lake area sheriff's departments warn of elderly scams

Two sheriff's departments are teaming up to make sure Mid-Missouri seniors don't get ripped off.

Scammers call Columbia woman nearly 40 times

Sheriff warns of scammers posing as Boone Co. officials

The Boone County Sheriff's Department is warning Mid-Missourians to be aware of scammers posing as Boone County officials.

Rolla man sentenced for scamming the elderly

A Rolla man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday for scamming the elderly.

Scammers call Columbia woman nearly 40 times

Columbia Police warn of scammers claiming to be officers

A phone scam is targeting Mid-Missourians where a caller claims to be a Columbia police officer.

Searching safely for Father s Day gifts

Recommendations when looking for Father's Day gifts

Raft trips, balloon rides and other experiences can make unique and memorable Father's Day gifts. BBB suggests that families check outfitters out carefully and ask plenty of questions before booking a trip.

Senior citizens losing money to dishonest financial advisers

Dishonest financial advisers scamming elderly

Recent reports of senior citizens losing thousands of dollars to unscrupulous financial advisers should be a wake-up call to anyone who wants to invest money. BBB advises consumers to check any investment adviser out thoroughly before you allow him or her to invest money for you.

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