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Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Warns of Scams and Fraud During Tax Season

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) – On the last day of National Consumer Protection Week, AG Eric Schmitt is warning Missouri consumers about possible scams that arise during tax season.  Scammers and fraudsters take advantage of the confusion that may occur before filing taxes to steal money, identities, or secure information. “Tax season is stressful enough … Continue reading Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Warns of Scams and Fraud During Tax Season

Business News: Scams cost small businesses $7 billion annually: Ameren shares tips to educate and protect

ST. LOUIS, MO  (STL.NEWS) – According to the Better Business Bureau, scam activity directed at small businesses is growing at a national cost of $7 billion annually.  Regardless of size, location or industry, no business is immune from attempted scams, generally resulting in a greater monetary loss per incident than those targeting individuals.  To help … Continue reading Business News: Scams cost small businesses $7 billion annually: Ameren shares tips to educate and protect

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt warns of Potential Scams during Winter Storm

Jefferson City, MO – Jan. 12, 2019 – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt yesterday issued a consumer alert warning both consumers and businesses about price gouging ahead of the winter storm that is expect to impact a large part of Missouri. Due to winter storm Gia, forecasters are projecting that most of Missouri will be affected … Continue reading Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt warns of Potential Scams during Winter Storm

Houston Homeowners Warned Against Repair Scams

WASHINGTON/ Sept. 8, 2017 (StlRealEstate.News) — Houston homeowners should stay alert for storm-chasing contractors who dangle fast, cheap and fraudulent repairs that could cost thousands of dollars out of pocket, the nonprofit Coalition Against Insurance Fraud warns. “Harvey’s vast home damage may outrace the ability of trustworthy contractors to quickly respond with urgently needed repairs. … Continue reading Houston Homeowners Warned Against Repair Scams