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Precautions to take when donating to charity

With recent events in Ferguson dominating the headlines, there are opportunities to help by donating to charitable organizations. However, it can be a challenge to determine if they are a legitimate charity or how they will use those donations.

Research before your fun run

Running and exercise are a great way to get in shape and one way to do that is by participating in a Fun Run event. However, BBB urges runners to use caution and do their homework before signing up for such races.

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Phone scam targets Boone Electric customers

Boone Electric Cooperative is warning customers of a possible phone scam.

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Columbia Police warn of scam targeting Water & Light customers

Columbia Police are warning residents about another scam targeting City of Columbia utility customers.

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Three Mid-Missouri companies took money from storm damage victims

Three Mid-Missouri companies have allegedly taken large sums of money from consumers and did not complete jobs as promised or did substandard work.

Attorney General sues over false promises

Elmo Green allegedly owes several girls softball teams about $10,000.

Credit muling scam: What to watch for

In a scam known as "credit muling", scammers are taking advantage of cash strapped victims by fooling them into purchasing new wireless contracts. A "credit mule" is a victim of fraud that is persuaded to use his/her name, personal information and credit to obtain something of value, a cell phone in this case.

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Court email scam circulating around mid-Missouri

The Boone and Cole county courts are warning of an email scam that could steal your personal information and put a virus on your computer.

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Columbia Police warn of utility scam

The City of Columbia is warning city utility customers of another possible scam.

Microsoft scam circulating around Mid-Missouri

There is a Microsoft tech support phone scam that is circulating in
mid-Missouri. How does it work?

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