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BBB/Mississippi warns of potential Egg Bowl ticket scams

JACKSON — Better Business Bureau of Mississippi is warning fans to beware of potential scams by fake ticket sellers for the upcoming Egg Bowl between Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi. “With our state getting national attention from the success of our state’s two schools, scammers will be looking to take advantage of the excitement,” says John O’Hara, ...

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Nine arrested in international online sales scam case

BATON ROUGE, La. — Seven people in Louisiana and two others in Mississippi have been arrested in connection with an international online sales scam. A news release from Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell’s office on Tuesday said the nine are suspected to have ties to organized crime in Romania. They are alleged to have stolen about $1.4 million from more ...

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Teacher exam fraud case ends; four agree to stop teaching

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Four people caught in a teacher certification test fraud scandal have agreed to stop teaching, ending the federal case involving a long-running scam that affected students in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee, prosecutors said yesterday. Janett Dixon, of Northport, Alabama; Corey Holmes, of Metcalfe; Charles Ray Lee, of Magee; and Nia Kimble-Harris of Memphis are four of 40 ...

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AG Hood warns of 'emergency scam' that uses law firm's name

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood has reissued a reminder about the clever scams constantly being executed by con-artists. One current scam, a version of what is known as the “emergency scam,” has circulated and is falsely using the name of a local law firm, Hawkins/Gibson. The law firm reported the calls they have been receiving to the Consumer Protection Division ...

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Two Romanians arrested for online sales scams

PEARL — Two Romanian men alleged to be involved in a sophisticated on-line sales scam have been arrested in Mississippi, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. Paul Moraru-Rogoza, 37, and Gicu Oprea, 50, both of whose last known residence is in Lafayette, La., were arrested today in Pearl following a joint investigation conducted by the Pearl Police Department and the ...

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BBB issues warning involving asphalt paving scam

JACKSON — The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is urging consumers to beware of a scam involving door-to-door salesmen offering low-cost quotes on asphalt paving. Over the past week, BBB has received calls and complaints from local consumers who were approached by salesmen offering to pave driveways for very low costs, claiming to use asphalt “left-over” from a larger paving job. ...

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Hood reports scam targeting credit unions

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood says con artists using an automated phone scam have been targeting credit unions and their clients in Mississippi. A news release from Hood says the scam involves text messages touting a fake “Credit Union 24 Hour Alert.” The messages state that the recipient’s “card has been suspended” and they direct the receiver to call ...

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Hosemann warns of scam involving Compliance Services

JACKSON — The Secretary of State’s Office has received numerous inquiries regarding a company called Compliance Services, which has apparently been soliciting businesses across the state. In what appears as an official correspondence, Compliance Services requests businesses to provide sensitive information and a check for $125. In return, the company would prepare an “Annual Minutes Requirement Statement.” “Compliance Services is not ...

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BBB issues alert involving Mississippi Power scam

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi chapter of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) BBB is warning of a utility scam targeting Mississippi Power customers. John O’Hara, president and CEO of BBB Mississippi, reports that these type of scams will move from utility company to utility company and spread throughout our state. These scams will also move from utility company to utility ...

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