STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Those who scam elderly are targeted
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey
Scammers who convince older Minnesotans to send money to people they think they are helping are targeted by a new bill.
These scams continue to be a growing problem ... Posted on 3/5/13 at 7:14 PM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND AG warns about Minot flood scams
BISMARCK Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is warning flood victims to be wary of a text message scam.
Officials at the Minotdisaster recovery center say numerous individuals have reported receiving ... Posted on 7/6/11 at 9:11 AM
Minnesota will join neighbors Wisconsin and Iowa on July 1 in prohibiting tattoo artists from performing services for minors, even with parents’ permission. The new law also requires all tattoo artists and establishments to carry state licenses by Jan. 1.
Forum Communications/Associated Press
, June 27, 2010
The Internal Revenue Service is alerting taxpayers in North Dakota and South Dakota to a phony e-mail about underreported income that the agency said is being used in a “phishing” scam to gain access to personal information.
A telephone offer to lower credit card interest rates is being called a scam by North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.
The Attorney General’s Office recently has received complaints from people across the state who fielded a call claiming to be from a company called “Card Services” directing the individual to enter their credit card number to determine if they qualify for a better interest rate.
As word of the fake parking tickets found in Grand Forks promoting a virus-inflicting Web site takes a global lap around newsstands and the blogosphere, local authorities are taking steps to find the perpetrators.
Whoever has been issuing phony parking tickets in Grand Forks trying to lure people to a malicious Web site may be on the cutting edge of Internet phishing.
“Truly, I have not seen such a creative approach in starting the infection chain before,” said Lenny Zeltser, a computer security expert who caught wind of the scheme and analyzed the virus-laden site the tickets suggest visiting.
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