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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Advance Fee Loan Company Claims Fargo Address

The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is warning consumers and businesses to be wary of an advance fee loan company calling itself Fraser Brokerage, which claims a Fargo address. The address the company is claiming, 51 Broadway, is the same as the BBB’s Fargo office. After a quick check of the…
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Don’t Pay For Free Advice On Scholarships For College

The academic year is winding down, and many high school students are preparing to apply for financial aid as tuition costs continue to rise. Each year, millions of people depend on grants and scholarships to pay for college. Navigating the process of applying for financial aid can be confusing and some companies claim they can…
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