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Maine AG Warns of Phone Scan

Maine AG Warns of Phone Scan

| April 15, 2014

(AUGUSTA) Maine Attorney General Janet T. Mills is warning Mainers to be aware of a phone scam that claims to be from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.  The caller demands a fee be paid immediately over the phone or else a warrant for arrest will be issued or their driver’s license will be suspended.  “No […]

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Woman avoids scam and warns others

Woman avoids scam and warns others

| October 16, 2013

If you have ever received a false phone call or letter that has told you you’ve won a sum of money or a free vacation, you are not alone.  Fraud comes in many forms. One women Claire Michaud from Saint Agatha checked her mail one morning, and came across a check. Claire said,  ”I’ve received […]

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Grocery Scam Alert

Grocery Scam Alert

| September 30, 2013

(AUGUSTA) Maine Attorney General Janet T. Mills warns Mainers to be aware of a scam claiming individuals over the age of 60 are eligible for up to $3,000 in free groceries and a life alert device.  Attorney General Mills issues this warning after several people reported receiving the calls to the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection […]

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Seniors Urged to Beware of Life Alert Scam

Seniors Urged to Beware of Life Alert Scam

| June 7, 2013

The Presque Isle Police are urging elderly folks to be aware of a phone scam that’s affected thousands nationwide. It involves folks posing as a company called LifeAlert. Katie Zarrilli reports.

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Senior Financial Abuse

Senior Financial Abuse

| September 6, 2012

Officials say the crime of financial abuse of seniors is escalating here in Maine. So, a forum is being held next week in Presque Isle to address the problem. NewsSource 8′s Dick Palm has the details.

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