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Publishers Clearinghouse Scam Reaches Texoma

The voice said that I had been selected to win $950,000 from Publishers Clearing House! “Woo-hoo!” I thought, “My troubles are over!” But wait, was it a scam?

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SCAM ALERT – WFPD Warns of New Telephone Scam in the Wichita Falls Area

The Wichita Falls Police Department has reported that a new telephone scam has been occurring in the Wichita Falls area.

The WFPD has reports of callers claiming to be from fake loan companies, fake Publishers Clearing House lottery scams and people posing as family members needing money to get out of jail

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IRS Warning — 12 Scams to Watch Out For This Tax Season

The IRS has issued its annual warning about the "Dirty Dozen" schemes out there—ways that certain disreputable folks will try to steal your money or methods people use to hide financial information from the tax agency.

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Tips to Avoid New Scams Targeting Seniors

While we are all taught to use good manners when answering the telephone, not everyone who calls you necessarily has good intentions.

According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, a recent spate of lottery scams or advance fee frauds originating in Jamaica are targeting seniors and other Americans by telephone

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Mother and Daughter Arrested for Online Dating Scam That Bilked $1 Million from Women Worldwide [VIDEO]

If you’ve ever dipped your toe into the pool of online dating, you know it can be fraught with peril. While some concerns mirror those found in the “real world,” others are unique to the digital landscape in which people can claim to be anyone they want.

And that’s how a twisted mother-and-daughter pair managed to scam about $1 million from women all over the world.

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Guess What More Scammers Are Targeting Next? Yup, Your Lost Pets

Imagine you’ve lost your dog or cat. Those who’ve been through this heartbreaking experience know you’d do almost anything to get your pet back. And that desire is exactly what makes you a prime target for the lost pet scam.

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