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Be Aware! Amarillo Police Are Warning Locals Of New Phone Scam Targeting Credit Union Account Holders

The Amarillo Police Department are warning folks in Amarillo about a current phone scam that is going on.

Police are reporting that this afternoon 20 people have been contacted by phone or text from a phone number with an 806 area code, claiming that their Mastercard has been compromised.

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New Cell Phone Scam – If It Rings Once Don’t Call The Number Back

Here's a scam, there's a scam, every where a scam, scam.  It seems that every time you turn around, a new scam has surface.  Before we know it thieves will find a way to scam us for blinking.  Today's new scam involves your cell phone.  It seems this is happening around the Chicago area but it is only a matter of time before it spread so here is your heads up.

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New Scam Alert: Scammers Charging $9.84 to Your Credit/Debit Cards

As if we as people didn't have more to worry about when it comes to our bank account/credit card.  Start keeping a better eye on your accounts.  The Better Business Bureau says there is a new scam where scammers are using stolen credit/debit card numbers and charging those cards for only $9.84. 

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5 Million Dollars In Cash Displayed At Seminole Hard Rock Casino
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Ohio Witness: $100M Scam Suspect Resisted Queries

CLEVELAND (AP) — The former legal adviser to a charity at the center of an alleged $100 million fraud tells a jury that the founder resisted efforts to identify anyone else involved with the organization.

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Craigslist Sued For Discriminatory Housing Ads
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Beware Of Amarillo Craigslist Scam

If you use Craigslist but aware of a scam targeting our area.

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Government Weekly Cabinet Meeting
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Another Day, Another Scam; Banks Issue Alert

With every advance in technology, criminals also advance.  It hasn't taken them long to find a way to utilize the ubiquitous text message to phish.

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Run-down Stratford Primed For Olympic Development
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Hispanic Xcel Customers In Amarillo Targeted In Scam

I've used the word 'scam' with the company 'Xcel' quite often.  My power bill feels like I'm being taken advantage of.  But Hispanic customers of Xcel are being targeted in a scam and it isn't a joke.

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Happy State Bank Warning Customers Of Phishing Scam In Amarillo

I'm been a happy Happy State Bank account holder for years.  They are always communicating with me.  And they do it one way every time.  They recently sent me an email to check my messages in my online account.  When I did they let me know about a phishing scam making the rounds locally.

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Couple Arrested In Fake Death Scam On The Costa Concordia Ship Wreck

A woman and her boyfriend have been arrested in Hungary for concocting a scam falsely reporting two people missing on the Costa Concordia shipwreck.  She reported her daughter and grand daughter missing.

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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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