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1 year 3 months ago

Judge sentences woman who faked cancer

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey judge has ordered a woman to perform 500 hours of community service for scamming relatives and others into thinking she was dying of cancer. Lori Stilley pleaded guilty to theft by deception for receiving nearly $12,000 in donations from more than 300...

1 year 11 months ago

Cyber scammers target Southern Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS - Online shoppers beware, international scam artists seem to be targeting our community this week. They are making cold calls to individual homes and cell phones saying they are from "Microsoft Windows." Scarlett Millsaps recently got that call. "They told me that they are with Microsoft...

2 years 6 months ago

Phone scam steals prepaid minutes

Scams seem to be everywhere these days, but here's one we'd never heard about. Imagine losing all your minutes on your prepaid cell phone. That's what happened to one Colorado man, who wants to remain anonymous. We found out how easy it was to fall for this scam. "I added...

3 years 1 month ago

Police warn of Colorado credit card scam

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - Loveland police say they've received hundreds of calls from people who say their credit cards are being used fraudulently. Police say they've received 600 complaints from people recently who say their cards have been used across the country and in England, Canada and South Africa. KMGT-TV...

3 years 2 months ago

Beware of possible Springs street repair scam

The City of Colorado Springs has issued a warning to citizens about a possible "scam" involving street repair. A group, reportedly dressed in safety vests and driving red Ford trucks, has approached citizens following street resurfacing and concrete work. "We understand this group has followed behind our crews...

3 years 3 months ago

Scams may target $3.4B Indian settlement

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Securities and Exchange Commission is warning that scammers could target Native American beneficiaries of $3.4 billion government settlement. U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan on Wednesday gave final approval to the settlement, meant to compensate for more than a century of federal government mismanagement of Native...

3 years 7 months ago

Memorial Hospital warns of scam

A fake letter with the Memorial Health System's logo is under investigation by police as a possible scam. The letter claims personal information provided to Memorial may have been stolen, and it urges people to call a Miami-based phone number. Memorial reports there has been no theft or loss...

3 years 7 months ago

Possible scam targets Colorado non-profits, businesses

The government is warning about a possible scam targeting non-profits and businesses in Colorado. The Colorado Secretary of State's office says "Corporate Controllers Unit" is sending out a confusing solicitation. The letter asks non-profits to send $225 to file government reports with the Secretary of State's office--which typically only...

3 years 11 months ago

Protect yourself when shopping online

Some new numbers show an increase of online shopping as much as 36% from last year during the Christmas season. But not all of us may have such a happy holiday. "A lot of people bought online, more than predicted." explains Katie Carrol with the Better Business Bureau of Southern...

4 years 2 weeks ago

DEA warns of extortion scheme

The Drug Enforcement Administration says there is an international extortion scam operating, which may victimize unknowing Americans. Criminals are posing as DEA agents or other law enforcement personnel. They call a victim, who in most cases has previously bought drugs over the Internet or by phone, and tell that...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Close call

Tim and Carol Barta have received some calls they thought sounded fishy. They saved one of the messages and played it for News First 5. "...calling you from the American Department of Law and Investigation," the voice on the Barta's answering machine says. That agency may not sound...

4 years 8 months ago

"Psychic" charged in securities lawsuit

Federal regulators are accusing a man of bilking $6 million from more than 100 investors while calling himself "America's Prophet" and claiming to possess psychic powers to predict the stock market's highs and lows. The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a lawsuit Thursday against Sean David Morton and three...

4 years 9 months ago

Alleged scammer sought

The Colorado Springs Police Department wants help in finding a man responsible for a scam back in 2007. Mathew Mantanona, 25, is described as a white man, 5' 7" and about 215 pounds. He's wanted for computer crimes and theft. According to police Mantanona listed a piece of heavy...

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