BBB Advises Businesses To Watch For Bogus Billings

The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is being contacted by businesses in Minnesota and North Dakota regarding unexplained bills from a company called Minneapolis Classified Publishing. The businesses contacting the BBB say they have not dealt with this company and believe the billings are fraudulent. “Based on what we’re hearing from…
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BBB Cautions Consumers On “Penny Auctions”

Online “Penny Auctions” are quickly gaining popularity, and though they claim to offer consumers the opportunity to win quality merchandise at low prices, the Better Business Bureaus of Minnesota and North Dakota and Central Florida (BBB) are reminding people that purchasing bids only provides consumers the right to bid on an item; they do not…
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Sweepstakes Scam Has Duluth Tie

A sweepstakes scam which conned a consumer in Roanoke, Virginia recently leads back to Duluth, Minnesota. The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) was contacted by the BBB of Western Virginia last week after a consumer in their area reported mailing a money order to someone in Duluth to pay fees on…
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Online Scammers Turn To Reloadable Debit Cards To Defraud Consumers

The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division (AGED) are warning consumers that online thieves have found a new method of siphoning cash from them: Green Dot MoneyPaks. MoneyPaks, which are sold in stores throughout the U.S., are reloadable debit…
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Another Advance Fee Loan Company Claims Fargo Address

After issuing an alert last week about Fraser Brokerage, a fraudulent online entity claiming to offer consumers advance fee loans, the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) has discovered another company, Wakefield Financial, making the same fraudulent offer and also claiming a Fargo address. The BBB has already received four complaints against…
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