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North Texas BBB Warns Of New Phishing Scams

If you receive an email from the BBB, you better make sure it’s authentic. Officials are monitoring three separate local email phishing campaigns, all pretending to be from the bureau.

CBSDFW.COM–01/16/2013

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Last Defendant In Dallas-Based Scam Gets 10 Years

A federal judge in Dallas has ordered 10 years in prison for the final defendant in a $13 million investment scheme mainly targeting the elderly.

01/07/2013

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CBS 11 Investigates: Door Delivery Notice May Not Be What It Seems

It’s that time of year when deliveries and delivery notices become Christmas decorations around the front door. But CBS 11 News has learned the State of Texas is investigating one of the notices you may find.

CBS 11–12/19/2012

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Granbury Man Gets Prison For Trailer Hitch Fraud

A North Texas man has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison in a nearly $1 million investment scam involving trailer hitches.

12/18/2012

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Former Dallas Cop Sentenced In Reward Scam

A former Dallas police officer who led the city’s Crime Stoppers program is scheduled to be sentenced for her admitted role in running a rewards scam.

12/03/2012

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Man Sentenced For California-Based Scam

A federal judge in Texas has sentenced a man to 23 years in prison and ordered him to pay $13 million in restitution over an investment scam he ran out of his home in California.

10/11/2012

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FTC Warns About Phone Scam

The Federal Trade Commission is warning North Texans about mysterious, and sometimes scary, phone calls.

CBS 11–09/12/2012

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Frisco Man Jailed For Vending Machine Scam

A Texas man has been sentenced to more than two years in prison and must repay nearly $500,000 for defrauding a St. Louis-area investor in a vending machine scam.

09/07/2012

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Local Mailbox Target Of Thieves ‘Phishing” Scam

Residents in west Fort Worth notified the United States Postal Service Thursday of what appeared to be a phishing scam set up at a neighborhood mailbox.

CBS 11–07/13/2012

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Fighting Back Against Spam Text Messages

More and more often, scammers and even legitimate advertisers are bombarding consumers with unsolicited text messages on their cell phones.

05/01/2012

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Beware Contractor Scams After Damaging Storms

Many area residents will be requiring assistance from contractors after Tuesday’s storms. But consumers should watch out for potential scammers.

04/04/2012

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$7 Billion Swindle May Keep Stanford Jailed For Life

Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford spent more than 20 years charming investors, who handed him billions of dollars they had spent their lives accumulating.

03/07/2012

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