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Attorney General advises to be on the lookout for IRS scams

Staff Report   TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers need to be on the lookout for potential scammers posing as the Internal Revenue Service. The Office of the Attorney General and the Consumer Protection Division said the office is still receiving complaints of IRS phone scams even after the conclusion of tax season. Potential scammers will pose as […]

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Rental home market attractive to scammers ahead of the Indy 500

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – With the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 this Sunday, many Hoosiers are preparing their homes for visitors and listing rooms for rent on sites such as Airbnb and Craigslist. But with the money-making opportunity comes a greater risk of becoming the victim of potential scams. Indiana Attorney General […]

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Scammers preying on Hoosier storm victims

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Home improvement scammers are traveling door-to-door with the hope of luring Indiana homeowners into paying for home repairs following a recent round of storms in the Hoosier state. Often traveling from out of state, these storm-chasing contractors offer immediate services that include a variety of shoddy, overpriced or unneeded work […]

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Phone scam complaints surge

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers continue to fall victim to phone scams and Attorney General Greg Zoeller is recommending people pay special attention to area codes and phone numbers to help protect themselves. Zoeller’s office has received more than 10,000 complaints this year about unwanted calls and robocalls. “If you have Caller ID, you […]

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Scammers take no break between tax seasons

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Attorney General’s Office is urging Hoosiers to stay vigilant when it comes to identifying IRS scams and impersonation. Despite the end of tax season, the AG Office said consumers are still targeted. “The IRS impersonation scam is now the most common scam targeting Hoosiers,” said Attorney General […]

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Attorney General urges caution when donating to help Orlando victims

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is warning Hoosiers to be careful as they offer aid to Orlando victims—particularly when it comes to donating money. Early Sunday morning, a gunman entered a bar and opened fire killing and injuring more than four dozen people. The massacre is the deadliest mass shooting […]

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Bogus cancer charities shut down

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Attorney General, the Federal Trade Commission and agencies from all 50 states are working to dismantle two nationwide bogus cancer charities and ban their president from profiting from any charity fundraising in the future. Cancer Fund of America Inc., Cancer Support Services Inc. and their leader, James Reynolds, […]

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Attorney General accuses company of scamming the elderly

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has filed a lawsuit accusing C&C Tree Service of scamming at least 14 senior citizens by offering services that were overpriced, incomplete or not started at all. The lawsuit filed in Marion County court claims the defendants developed a pattern of targeting the elderly. According […]

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State Police warn of a hijacked caller-id phone scam

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— Indiana State Police are warning Hoosiers about a caller ID scam. Police said in a statement people across the country have reported experiencing caller ID Spoofing as part of a scam. Some of them dialed the caller-id number and Indiana State Police answered and they were able to report the scam. […]

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Indiana, other states settle with alleged scam cancer groups

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Attorney General Greg Zoeller – along with attorneys general and state law enforcement partners from around the country – announced a settlement with four fundraising organizations accused of scamming millions of dollars from consumers. A federal complaint alleges that Cancer Funds of America, Children’s Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support […]

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