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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,…

Be weary of door-to-door sales

Be mindful of door-to-door sales techniques

While some legitimate businesses use door-to-door sales techniques to identify potential customers, scammers also prowl neighborhoods seeking likely victims. They may be selling magazines, alarm systems, vacuum cleaners or almost any other type of merchandise or service.

Job seekers: Beware of Safe Delivery LLC

Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises job seekers to exercise extreme caution when dealing with Safe Delivery LLC, a work-from-home package reshipping business that claims to operate out of a Creve Coeur office building.

Selecting the best, safest summer camp for your child

School will be out for summer in less than two months and now is the time to start planning your summertime activities. One popular option is sending children to camp. It can help build self-confidence, teach children how to interact with their peers, teach new skills and foster independence. When choosing a camp, parents need to use the same care and common sense they would use in evaluating a…

Scammers posing as veterans in Mid Missouri

This week callers are posing as veterans in Columbia trying to scam people out of money.  

Finding a reliable lawn care company

Finding a reliable lawn care provider

Sunny spring days have many homeowners thinking about getting their lawns in shape. Some may want to get their lawn mowed while others may be considering a major landscaping project, such as a patio, deck or fence.

Whiskey Wild Saloon set to re-open, has big plans for late March

The Whiskey Wild Saloon in Columbia is open again, but not to the public just yet.

Anthem data breach leaves personal info vulnerable

Anthem data breach leaves personal information vulnerable

Scammers have been targeting some of the 80 million people who may have had patient information hacked during the Anthem data breach in an attempt to gather personal information. There are several things that consumers can do after any data breach to help protect themselves.

 
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