scams

via getupmornings: Everyday people get money taken from them by scammers and it causes a lot of problems. The Christian Post is reporting that churches are now being scammed by people posing as pastors. This is becoming a trend and churches are putting out a warning that scammers might be using information on the church websites to trick members. […]

Summer is officially here, but there are some scams neighbors need to be aware of. The latest scam to hit our area is a phone scam. The caller claims to be from the electric company and says you need to pay an extra charge to avoid getting your air conditioning shut off. We reached out […]

  This week’s storms could bring more clean up crews to neighborhoods in northeast Ohio. Unfortunately, scammers could be waiting to take advantage of residents dealing with damage to their property. Tuesday night’s storms hit Sofia Dougherty’s Cleveland Heights neighborhood pretty hard. Tree limbs came crashing down and blocked the road. The electricity went out as well. Tree limbs […]

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office says they receive ‎hundreds of calls every week about tax-related scams. Most people don’t report losing any money, but thousands do. “I got a call from the Attorney General’s office saying someone is using my Social Security number,” said Katherine Beasley Daley who lost her husband in 2009. The man […]

It might be the season of giving, but it’s also been a year of taking away. Scammers have been hitting Clevelanders and now there’s a list of the top 5 scams in northeast Ohio for 2015. We have interviewed people who’ve lost thousands this year and now the Better Business Bureau has its “Scam Tracker” […]

  A warning is coming out today from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. You should protect your donations. “They help me out…they help everyone out every month,” said Delores Mohn from Cleveland. She is out of work and needs the West Side Ecumenical Ministry’s food pantry through the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. It’s an important resource […]

Tyler Perry has cancelled his final stage tour as Madea after becoming disgusted by unauthorized promoters charging fans huge fees for fake meet and greet sessions with him. The filmmaker recently announced that his “Madea Gets a Job” production across the U.S. this fall would be his last live show as the larger-than-life character. He […]

WASHINGTON — The government wants you to know that simply sporting a pair of Skechers‘ fitness shoes is not going to get you Kim Kardashian‘s…

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Police in Jamaica have arrested six people accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from U.S. citizens through a lottery scam.…

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about phony threatening collection calls being made to local residents. A Brooklyn man told BBB he was contacted by someone claiming to be from CashNetUSA. The caller threatened legal action over a payday loan that was never paid off. The caller claimed the loan had […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about phony threatening collection calls being made to local residents. A Brooklyn man told BBB he was contacted by someone claiming to be from CashNetUSA. The caller threatened legal action over a payday loan that was never paid off. The caller claimed the loan had […]

Foreclosure rescue fraud is sweeping the country and can end up costing you the home and equity you’re desperately trying to save from foreclosure. If someone who is not your mortgage lender promises to save your home and asks for you to pay money up front, you need to be very cautious.  Here are 5 […]