Health Care
4:02 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Attorney General's Office Warns Consumers About Fake Health Exchange Websites


The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office is warning consumers to avoid fake websites set up following the rollout of the Affordable Care Act.

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3:14 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

BBB: Don't Fall Victim to Scam Promising New iPhone 5S

The Better Business Bureau is warning Kentuckians to avoid falling for a new scam that targets those wanting the new Apple iPhone.

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  appearing on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

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8:14 am
Thu February 7, 2013

IL Officials Warn of Home Warranty Scam

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.

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8:10 am
Wed December 12, 2012

IL Attorney General Sues Over Scam

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.

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8:40 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Cell Phone Scams Double in IL

A consumer advocacy groups says scams adding charges to people’s cell phone bills have almost doubled in Illinois this past year.  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.

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3:28 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Energy Consumers Should be Aware of Bill Scam

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The Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative is warning its members about a telemarketing scam offering bogus payment of energy bills.

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3:55 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

KY and TN Utility Companies Warn Customers of New Scam

Some utility companies in the region are warning customers to beware of a new scam that has emerged in Kentucky and Tennessee. 

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