The holidays are a time for memories, but all too often those memories are marred by scams. We set out to find ways to keep those memories happy by uncovering some common scams.
"There are always new twists on old scams," said Katie Carrol, Director of Public Relations for... more »
The investigation continues as Colorado Springs Police wade through more than a hundred fraud complaints against Springs Transmission & Automotive.
Customers have reported paying for work that was never done, cars that were vandalized or stolen under the company's care, and vehicles never returned to owners.
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LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - Credit and debit card thieves have apparently targeted residents of Loveland, where police say they are investigating hundreds of cases of stolen card numbers racking up fraudulent charges.
Police said Friday they've received more than 500 complaints in the past seven days. They say the... more »
Scam artists can come out at the most tragic times trying to make quick buck, even for the 10th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. Now the Southern Colorado Better Business Bureau is warning people to make sure the organization they're donating to is reputable. What you need... more »
A government watchdog is warning that recent changes to the Obama administration's mortgage assistance program may make it more vulnerable to fraud. The changes are intended to make it easier for struggling homeowners to avoid foreclosure. But the special inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP, says... more »
The Federal Trade Commission says it is cracking down on con artists who target the unemployed with bogus job placement and work-at-home scams.
The consumer protection agency has asked federal courts to shut down seven entities charged with peddling such schemes and to freeze their assets. The agency says... more »
The government is cracking down on companies that advertise help for troubled homeowners but often turn out to be scam artists.
The Federal Trade Commission said Thursday it would propose to ban those foreclosure rescue services from collecting payment up front. Instead, they could only collect money if they... more »
The F.B.I. is warning, Internet crimes are on the rise. They are seeing more spear phishing directed at law firms and P.R. firms.
"Through the Internet, using emails or I.M., scammers try or attempt to get personal information. They're always trying to get that information and use it to make... more »