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State Attorney General Warns of IRS Scam

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September 18, 2014
State Attorney General Warns of IRS Scam

If you receive a call from someone claiming to be with the IRS and demanding immediate payment, hang up immediately. It is most likely a scam. More than 200 Indiana residents have reported these fraudulent calls to the attorney general’s office this year, with many occurring in recent days. Here’s a common scenario to...
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Indiana State Police Warn about IRS Scam

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July 14, 2014
Indiana State Police Warn about IRS Scam

The Indiana State Police are warning the public of a scam that has moved to Indiana. It seems as quickly as you hear about one scam it disappears and another one starts. The latest scam that is circulating involves individuals claiming to be from the IRS. Officials are investigating a phone scam involving callers...
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City Police Warn of Springtime Scam

May 18, 2014
City Police Warn of Springtime Scam

05/19/14 Plymouth Police are warning citizens of a common springtime scam.  Assistant Police Chief Mark Owen and the police department would like to warn homeowners of possible home improvement scams.  Owen said, “This is the time of year when less-than-reputable or unqualified contactors may contact you.”  It’s not your lucky day when alleged contractors...
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Couty Police Warn of Scamscam

May 1, 2014
Couty Police Warn of Scamscam

05/02/14 The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office has received information that Marshall County residents have been contacted by an agency claiming to be collecting funds for the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office. They claim they are raising funds to donate Teddy Bears to local police including the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department. We have not authorized anyone to...
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Indiana State Police Warn about Scammers Threatening Arrests

December 12, 2013
Indiana State Police Warn about Scammers Threatening Arrests

  12/13/13 The message on voicemail said a warrant would be issued for his arrest if he did not call back immediately. Unfortunately the caller, who claimed he was a deputy from the Indiana State Police warrant division, didn’t realize that the person he called back was an actual detective with the Indiana State...
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Beware Of Holiday Season Phone Scams

December 8, 2013
Beware Of Holiday Season Phone Scams

  12/09/13 The Indiana State Police would like to warn the public about a phone scam that has been reported recently in central Indiana, but happens annually all across the state. Recently some elderly residents have been swindled out of money by out of country con artists that are calling from phone numbers in...
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Haunted by Phantom Debt?

November 11, 2013
Haunted by Phantom Debt?

  11/12/13 Phantom debts – sounds a little like a ghostly Halloween prank. Unfortunately, it’s no joke. Some fake debt collectors may try deception and threats to pressure you to pay debts that you don’t owe. The FTC recently settled a case with debt collectors, Pinnacle Payment Services, Lisa Jeter, her partners and related...
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CONSUMER ALERT – SOCIAL SECURITY FRAUD

October 17, 2013
CONSUMER ALERT – SOCIAL SECURITY FRAUD

  10/18/13 In today’s world we can no longer feel we are somehow insulated from fraudulent attacks simply because we reside in a smaller rural community.             This was brought to our attention last evening by an individual who recently lost her husband.  We had given the family instructions on how to contact Social...
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BEWARE: Publishers Clearinghouse Scam

September 10, 2013
BEWARE: Publishers Clearinghouse Scam

  09/11/13 Another scam has recently begun to surface in southeastern Indiana and could very well be occurring statewide. Though not a new scam, it has been successful for the scammers in other areas of the United States. The scam works like this; a person will receive a phone call advising them they have...
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Utility Bill Payment Scam

September 5, 2012
Utility Bill Payment Scam

   09/06/12 A scam targeting utility customers is impacting several states across the country. Many utility customers throughout the nation, including some NIPSCO customers, have been affected by this scam. Victims are asked to provide personal information, such as a Social Security number, in exchange for a payment from the government applied to their...
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