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Martins: ‘Just Energy’ Scaling Back Operations In New Bedford

An energy company looking to branch into New Bedford is pulling back for the time being.

Representatives from the company "Just Energy" reached out to Ward Two City Councilor Steven Martins after he filed a motion call

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Another Phone Scam Fooling Residents

New Bedford Police are warning residents of yet another apparent phone scam.

The latest scheme seems to target elderly women, telling them over the phone they owe large sums of money to the federal government

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Dartmouth Residents Warned Of Phone Scam

Yet another apparent scam is working its way through another Southcoast community.

Dartmouth Police say they've fielded numerous complaints regarding phone scams where the caller poses as an Internal Revenue Service representative

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State Warns Of Telephone Tax Scam

State authorities are warning Massachusetts residents about a nationwide phone scam that aggressively targets taxpayers.

The state attorney's general's office says it has received several complaints about the scam

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Photo from Fairhaven Police Dept.

Possible Scam Sweeping Through Fairhaven

Fairhaven Police are warning of a potential scam that seems to be targeting businesses in the town.

Fairhaven Police Sgt. Kevin Kobza says several businesses have reported receiving a phone call from a man who claims their electricity will be shut off within an hour due to unpaid bills with NStar Electric

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Fairhaven Police Warn Of Possible Scam

Fairhaven Police are warning residents about a possible scam.

Sergeant Kevin Kobza says they received a report from a resident who was called by someone who claimed they were with the Fraternal Order of Police

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Fall River Residents Target of Sweepstakes Scam

Fall River Police are warning residents of a scam making it's way throughout the city via "snail mail".

According to Detective J.D. Costa, some Fall River residents have reported receiving letters stating they are the winners of a cash prize, and have received a partial check to cover "non-resident taxes"

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Residents Hit By Phone Scam In New Bedford

"Robo-calls" are apparently to blame for the latest in a series of scams in the Greater New Bedford area.

Dozens of residents report receiving phone calls over the weekend, where a recorded message would claim to be a local bank representative saying there was a problem with the customer's debit card

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Scammers Pose as New Bedford Police, IRS

A New Bedford man is out some cash after falling for a phone scam.

Police say the man received a call from somebody claiming to be an IRS agent, saying the man owed money and the New Bedford Police would arrest him if he didn't pay up

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Sandwich Teens Charged in Alleged Fundraising Scam

Two 17-year-old Sandwich High School students are facing larceny charges after allegedly going door-to-door soliciting donations posing as student council members.

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