scam http://wkms.org en Attorney General's Office Warns Consumers About Fake Health Exchange Websites http://wkms.org/post/attorney-generals-office-warns-consumers-about-fake-health-exchange-websites <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office is warning consumers to avoid fake websites set up following the rollout of the Affordable Care Act.</span></p><p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 21:02:56 +0000 Kevin Willis 36162 at http://wkms.org Attorney General's Office Warns Consumers About Fake Health Exchange Websites BBB: Don't Fall Victim to Scam Promising New iPhone 5S http://wkms.org/post/bbb-dont-fall-victim-scam-promising-new-iphone-5s <p></p><p>The Better Business Bureau is warning Kentuckians to avoid falling for a new scam that targets those wanting the new Apple iPhone.</p><p>A bogus email is being reported that tells recipients that they have won an iPhone 5S through a promotional drawing, in an effort to get the would-be victim’s personal information. Similar scams are&nbsp; appearing on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:14:29 +0000 Kevin Willis 35136 at http://wkms.org BBB: Don't Fall Victim to Scam Promising New iPhone 5S IL Officials Warn of Home Warranty Scam http://wkms.org/post/il-officials-warn-home-warranty-scam <p></p><p>The Illinois Department of Insurance is warning consumers that a Florida-based company is illegally marketing home warranty services to residents in the state. The agency says Arkidus Home Protection continues to market the warranties despite a previous cease and desist order from the Illinois Insurance Department. They say the state of Florida has taken similar action against Arkidus for illegal activity. The company markets warranties for household appliances via the Internet. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 14:14:31 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 27759 at http://wkms.org IL Officials Warn of Home Warranty Scam IL Attorney General Sues Over Scam http://wkms.org/post/il-attorney-general-sues-over-scam <p></p><p>Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is filing suit against a company for allegedly conning businesses into paying unnecessary fees with an official-looking letter. The bogus letters told companies to pay a $125 fee for an "annual minutes records form." Madigan's office says the letters were made to look like they were from the Illinois Secretary of State's office. Madigan says companies can toss the letters in the garbage because the fee isn't required by Illinois law. Wed, 12 Dec 2012 14:10:16 +0000 The Associated Press & Whitney Jones 25584 at http://wkms.org IL Attorney General Sues Over Scam Cell Phone Scams Double in IL http://wkms.org/post/cell-phone-scams-double-il <p>A consumer advocacy groups says scams adding charges to people’s cell phone bills have almost doubled in Illinois this past year.&nbsp; The Citizens Utility Board says scammers target cell users as wireless communication increases and new laws forbid cramming land lines. Cramming refers to third-party charges added to customers’ bills for services they never ordered. Wed, 05 Dec 2012 14:40:24 +0000 The Associated Press & Whitney Jones 25311 at http://wkms.org Cell Phone Scams Double in IL Energy Consumers Should be Aware of Bill Scam http://wkms.org/post/energy-consumers-should-be-aware-bill-scam <p>The Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative is warning its members about a telemarketing scam offering bogus payment of energy bills. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 20:28:13 +0000 Heidi Couch 19147 at http://wkms.org Energy Consumers Should be Aware of Bill Scam KY and TN Utility Companies Warn Customers of New Scam http://wkms.org/post/ky-and-tn-utility-companies-warn-customers-new-scam <p>Some utility companies in the region are warning customers to beware of a new scam that has emerged in Kentucky and Tennessee.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 20:55:27 +0000 Dan Modlin (KPR) 19098 at http://wkms.org KY and TN Utility Companies Warn Customers of New Scam