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How to spot storm cleanup scams

Some Mid-Missourians are still cleaning up after storms swept though this week. Situations like this can be appealing to scammers.

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Tax scams continue in Mid-Missouri

In a consumer alert, Mid-Missourian continue to be tax scam targets.

IRS phone scam makes its way through mid-Missouri

When David Dollens got a phone call from someone claiming to be the IRS, a little red flag went up for him.

Fake priest out of jail after allegedly scamming elderly woman

ABC 17 News has confirmed a man claiming to be a priest while allegedly scamming an elderly woman is out of jail.

Ken Jinson speaking with ABC 17 News reporter Jillian Fertig

Cole Co. builder accused of scamming customers now indicted

A Cole County builder accused of taking money from customers and not completing construction work has now been indicted by a Cole Co. grand jury.

Online dating scammers are on the prowl in February

The amount of new members on dating sites jump around the holiday season and scammers are most prevalent around Valentines Day. 

Fulton, Columbia police see increase in scams over phone

More people reported callers to the police for trying to scam them in 2015 than the year before.

BBB warns of New Year s resolution scams

Better Business Bureau warns of New Year's Resolution scams

The Mid-Missouri Better Business Bureau Thursday is warning residents to be aware of scams related to New Year's resolutions.

New phone scam offers government money with no strings attached

A new phone scam circulating in mid-Missouri involved a caller saying people are eligible for money from the government.

Boone Co. Sheriff's Department warns residents of scammer claiming to be a deputy

Multiple residents contacted the Boone County Sheriff's Department Saturday about someone claiming to be a deputy and trying to get their personal information.


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