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The roll-out of the Affordable Care Act and the confusion surrounding it create a dream come true for scam artists. The Federal Trade Commission has investigated nearly 300 consumer complaints nationwide related to ACA scams, from email spam to false mailings and questionable phone calls, and now cases are popping up in Minnesota.
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says the Consumer Protection Division has received several reports from senior citizens who received telephone calls on supposed updates to their medical discount plan cards.
Several Grand Forks residents have alerted police of a scam involving water bills, the police said Tuesday. The residents said they got calls about their water bills being overdue for payment, and that they can pay over the phone with a credit card.
Grand Forks police say a North Dakota woman has been bilked out of at least $20,000 in a romance scam. The 72-year-old woman thought she was wiring money to a male friend overseas. The con man told her he needed the cash to come to the U.S.
The Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department is warning residents to be aware of phone scams, as the office has had an increase in reports of complaints.
In a news release, the department referred to a recent incident where a person called local residents and said their grandson was in an accident Spain and needed money.
The North Dakota tax commissioner and attorney general are warning residents to be aware of a recent email tax scam. The scam email, which claims to be from the Internal Revenue Service, says the recipient’s “Income Tax Refund Appeal” has been rejected and instructs them to click on another button to resubmit.
North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem warned state residents Friday to be on alert for conmen posing as collectors of payday loans or other debts. The scam is similar to one he warned about a few months ago, but the conmen appear to have escalated their threats.
North Dakota officials are warning residents about a payday loan scam. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says callers are posing as collectors of payday loans or other debts. Stenehjem says he issued a similar warning several months ago, but his office continues to receive complaints.
Fifteen major technology and financial companies have formed an organization to design a system for authenticating emails from legitimate senders and weeding out fakes. The new system is called DMARC — short for Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance.
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