Scam Alert

The most common ways you could be scammed revealed

Phone scams are most used contact method for fraud Three states more likely than others for scams to occur The Federal Trade Commission has released…


FBI warns of white-collar criminals using trust to prey on investors

‘Affinity Fraud’ used against trusting church members or social circle of friends News from the FBI Financial fraudsters are known to be an unscrupulous lot,…


6 tips for cyber security and identity protection

More than 41 million people have been the victims of identity theft, but there are steps you can take to be proactive in helping keep your…


Thousands may be eligible for refunds now in Western Union settlement

$586 million nationwide fund to benefit consumers AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton yesterday announced that the refund program for the Western Union settlement in January…


Hurricane Harvey price gouging lawsuits filed against more businesses

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Special Alert–ATM and gas pump skimmers stealing money, IDs throughout Texas

Police and state officials asking for help to fight these crimes Prevention tips offered A rash of skimmer devices meant to secretly swipe credit and…


Many victims may own fake art from forging art dealer says FBI

(Special from the FBI) Michigan art dealer Eric Ian Hornak Spoutz grew up in a family of artists. His namesake uncle, Ian Hornak, was famous…


Beware of Virtual Kidnapping Ransom Scam

The following was submitted by NEWS LEGIT reader Michael Mullins from Richmond, Virgina. Although this article mentions NIH, this scam has expanded across the United…


Attorney General warns of callers posing as the IRS in tax scams

AUSTIN – With the April 18th income tax deadline looming, Attorney General Ken Paxton is warning Texans to be aware of a recurring tax-related scam…