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June 30, 2016
Hotel scamming scheme unveiled when Douglas County attorney answers the phone
A scammer picked the wrong person to call on May 26: Douglas County Attorney Chad Larson. Larson shared his experience in an effort to alert...
June 30, 2016 - 3:28pm
June 23, 2016
Records published June 23
This is the records summary for June 23. Scam WILLMAR — A woman on the 320 block of Seventh Street Northwest reported giving her Social Security number to an individual on the phone who had claimed to be with the IRS. Around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, a Willmar police officer advised...
June 23, 2016 - 12:02am
November 5, 2015
Records published Nov. 5
Here are the records for Nov. 5: Missing boy WILLMAR — A 5-year-old boy was apparently let off at the wrong school bus stop Tuesday and was briefly reported as missing. Police were notified Tuesday afternoon that the boy did not get off the bus near his home and that the bus...
November 5, 2015 - 12:00am
August 12, 2015
Records published Aug. 12
The following contains the records summary for Aug. 12. Scammer poses as law enforcement OLIVIA — The Renville County Sheriff’s Office received report Tuesday of a telephone scammer posing as law enforcement. It was reported Tuesday that a person received a call from a number...
August 12, 2015 - 12:00am
June 26, 2015
Phone scam targets local power cooperative customers
SPICER — The Kandiyohi Power Cooperative recently received report of a phone scam involving a fraudster posing as a cooperative employee, attempting to obtain credit card information. The cooperative issued a news release Friday regarding the phone scam, warning its members to...
June 26, 2015 - 9:02pm
June 1, 2015
Survey scam reported in area
RAYMOND — The “survey scam,” one of several emerging tactics used by fraudsters to steal personal or financial information over the phone, has recently been reported in the area. While some surveys are conducted for legitimate reasons, the office of the Minnesota Attorney General...
June 1, 2015 - 11:43pm
March 2, 2015
Records published March 2
The following contains the records summary for March 3. Law enforcement receive phone scam reports WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office and Willmar Police Department continue to receive complaints regarding telephone scams in the area. The Sheriff’s Office received...
March 2, 2015 - 11:56pm
January 22, 2015
Phone, computer scam targets Willmar
WILLMAR — Local law enforcement warns of a phone scam sweeping the area in which the caller claims to be from Microsoft and asks for access to computer files and money to repair a virus. A number of residents in Kandiyohi and Stearns counties have been victims of the scam, some...
January 22, 2015 - 9:01pm
November 6, 2014
Meeker and Stearns County Sheriffs warn of scam
Both the Meeker County and Stearns County sheriff’s offices on Thursday issued warnings of a phone scam in which the caller pretends to represent the Internal Revenue Service. Local law enforcement received numerous complaints Thursday regarding the scam, according to news releases...
November 6, 2014 - 11:25pm
October 27, 2014
Willmar police: Be wary of phone scams
WILLMAR — Telephone scams are constantly circulating in the area, and local law enforcement reminds people to be careful with their personal information. Willmar Police Sgt. Mike Anderson said it is best not to release any personal information over the phone, especially when an...
October 27, 2014 - 11:53pm
May 15, 2014
Willmar Police warn of new scam
WILLMAR — Another new scam has reached our area, according to the Willmar Police Department. According to a post on the department’s Facebook page, the department has received reports of people receiving what appears to be a legitimate email from the IRS about crediting their...
May 15, 2014 - 8:58am
CenterPoint Energy urges customers to be on alert for potential scam
MINNEAPOLIS — Utility customers around the country are being targeted by utility bill scams and the ‘Green Dot’ pre-paid debit card scam, and CenterPoint Energy is warning customers to be alert. Posing as utility company employees, scammers are calling customers to tell them...
March 15, 2014 - 9:00am
November 27, 2013
Willmar Utilities warns customers about phone scam
WILLMAR— Willmar Municipal Utilities says a phone scam is being perpetrated on utility customers in which the scammer calls and warns utility customers that their electricity will be cut off unless they wire money to the name and address the scammer gives the customer. Willmar...
November 27, 2013 - 2:52pm
October 31, 2013
IRS warns of telephone tax scam involving fake caller IDs
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Internal Revenue Service warned on Thursday about a growing tax scam in which fraudsters display an IRS phone number on the intended victim's caller ID and demand money. Particularly targeting recent U.S. immigrants, the scammer typically tells...
October 31, 2013 - 2:14pm
September 18, 2013
CenterPoint Energy warns of prepaid debit card scam
MINNEAPOLIS — CenterPoint Energy issued a warning Wednesday for utility customers to be alert to an apparent Green Dot prepaid debit card scam. The scam reportedly involves individuals claiming to be electric company employees who call customers to tell them they are behind on...
September 18, 2013 - 11:26pm