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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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MacTeP, Flickr

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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MacTeP, Flickr

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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New Bedford Scam Claims Raising Money For Charity

New Bedford Police say a woman is scamming residents out of money by pretending to raise money for a charity.

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Two Women Face Sentencing in Conn. Pyramid Scheme

Two Connecticut women face sentencing for running a pyramid scheme that authorities say involved millions of dollars and more than 1,000 other women.

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Dartmouth Phone and Mail Scam Alert

Dartmouth Police are investigating a phone and mail scam that has re-surfaced in town. It mainly targets the elderly who receive a phone call or a letter, saying they've won a large amount of money but in order to collect their winnings, they must forward money of their own, usually between 50 to 250 dollars, to the caller via money order or prepaid paypal cards.

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One Fund Boston
One Fund Boston

One Fund Scammer Fights Extradition

The New York woman accused of scamming the marathon bombing victim's fund is digging in her heels.

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One Fund Boston

NY Woman Accused of Posing as Marathon Victim

Massachusetts authorities say a New York woman fraudulently collected nearly half a million dollars from the fund for Boston Marathon bombing victims.

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One Fund Boston

Did One Fund Scammer Have Help?

It's despicable that Branden Mattier attempted to defraud One Fund of nearly 2.2 million dollars! In my book, he's a dirtbag who falsely claimed his aunt, dead for 10 years, had been injured during the Marathon bombings.

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