Be on the lookout for scams related to stimulus payments

PORTLAND — Scammers are taking advantage of the new pandemic relief stimulus checks and direct deposits that began going out to many Americans the last…

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Online puppy selling scams rise dramatically with the pandemic

With the rising demand for pets during the COVID-19 pandemic, pet scams have dramatically increased, with most of those searching online for a pet likely…

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BBB warns of online holiday craft fair scam

PORTLAND — The holiday shopping season is upon us. With the pandemic, many local in-person events, such as popup holiday markets or craft fairs, have…

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BBB warns that online gift exchange may be a scam

AUGUSTA — A “Secret Santa” around the office, friends and family can be fun. A gift exchange among online friends you haven’t met, well, that’s…

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Scams targeting veterans listed by Operation Protect Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As America prepares to honor Veterans Day, Operation Protect Veterans, a joint crime prevention program created by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service…

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10 tips to shop safely online

October, National Cyber Security Awareness Month, may be over, but Black Friday is just weeks away and people are starting shopping early. So there’s no…

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BBB offers online safety tips for National Cyber Security Awareness Month

AUGUSTA — The internet has become a significant part of our everyday lives, allowing us to work, socialize and shop online. Unfortunately, cybercriminals also benefit…

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BBB offers tips for safe package mailing

AUGUSTA — The holiday shopping season this year is going to be more focused on online shopping than ever, and the Better Business Bureau is…

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Lastest COVID-19 scam targets students looking for work

PORTLAND — Many college students are on the lookout for flexible part-time employment to help cover their school expenses. Now, with the COVID-19 pandemic and…

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UPDATE: Unsolicited seed packets may be dangerous for other plants

AUGUSTA – The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Bureau of Agriculture issued an update for people receiving unsolicited packages containing seeds, purportedly sent from…

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