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IRS scam targets more mid-Missourians

More mid-Missourians are being targeted by scammers posing as the government so the real IRS has issued a new warning.

Safe shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the most popular holiday shopping days of the year. The Better Business Bureau wants to help make your shopping adventures go as smoothly as possible. Here are some tips for shopping on Black Friday:

Cole Co. Sheriff warns of Publisher's Clearing House Scam

The Cole County Sheriff's Department is warning people about a Publisher's Clearing House scam.

What to watch for when winterizing your home

Frost warnings and falling leaves signal the need to winterize your home and vehicles to save energy and prepare for cold weather emergencies. Snow and ice can add to your commute or cause damage to your home. Be prepared for blizzards, blackouts and other winter storm-related problems by keeping important supplies in one place. A home emergency kit should contain bottled water, a first aid kit,…

CoMo Entertainment owner Ben Bradley responds to accusations

The owner of the Columbia Party Bus said he is working with the Missouri Attorney General's office to make sure customers who were treated unfairly are refunded.

Beware of scammers when looking for holiday work

Beware of scammers when looking for holiday work

Now is the time for job seekers to polish up their resumes while looking for ways to earn a little extra cash for the upcoming holiday season.

Ebola health scams increasing

Scammers make their living preying on our fears. With the Ebola outbreak making headlines across the U.S. and Canada, scammers are cashing in on our anxiety about the disease. Don't fall for cons that claim to cure or prevent Ebola.

Be aware of"pink-washing" during breast cancer awareness month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and many products are promoted as benefiting charities dedicated to cancer research or survivor assistance. But some pink products may provide limited benefits to charity. October is the month that "pinkwashing" begins. "Pinkwashing" is a term used to describe unscrupulous companies that claim to support breast cancer research, but never actually fulfill…

Online scams target people concerned about Ebola

Online scams target people concerned about Ebola

Thursday, the Federal Trade Commission posted an article warning about scams targeting people concerned about Ebola.

iPhone 6

From Apple

Beware of "clickbait" scams with iphone release

The recent release of the new iPhone 6 has spawned a new round of "clickbait" scams on social media like Facebook and Twitter. Clickbait scams use well-known events from the news to trick consumers into clicking on links that can download malicious viruses or other malware to computers. In this case, consumers are offered a chance to win a new iPhone by following three easy steps.

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