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Utah veterans warned about pension advance scams

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 3 2014 - 7:25am

OGDEN --If you're a veteran and you're approached with an offer to receive a lump-sum pension advance, run as fast as you can in the opposite direction.That's what veterans groups like the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the U.S. Veterans Administration are saying as they warn of a new scam that while technically isn't illegal,...

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Utah consumers warned of mudslide charity scams

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 26 2014 - 6:02pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Division of Consumer Protection is warning Utahns to watch for mudslide charity scams in the wake of the Washington state tragedy.

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Phone scams top list of Utah consumer gripes

Tim Gurrister, Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 5 2014 - 7:03am

Telemarketing tops the list of Utah consumer complaints in 2013, signifying how scammers prey on people by phone to electronically pick their pockets.March 2 to 8 is the 16th annual National Consumer Protection Week, and Daniel O'Bannon, director of Utah's Division of Consumer Protection, recommended that people protect themselves by registering...

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IRS warns taxpayers of 'Dirty Dozen' in tax scams

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Feb 20 2014 - 10:33am

PHOENIX - -The Internal Revenue Service today issued its annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams, reminding taxpayers to use caution during tax season to protect themselves against a wide range of schemes ranging from identity theft to return preparer fraud.

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State warns of medical marijuana investment scams

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Feb 19 2014 - 10:55am

SALT LAKE CITY - State commerce officials are warning Utah investors about possible scams involving the medical marijuana industry.

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Utah veterans warned about pension advance scams

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 3 2014 - 7:25am

OGDEN --If you're a veteran and you're approached with an offer to receive a lump-sum pension advance, run as fast as you can in the opposite direction.That's what veterans groups like the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the U.S. Veterans Administration are saying as they warn of a new scam that while technically isn't illegal,...

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Utah consumers warned of mudslide charity scams

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 26 2014 - 6:02pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Division of Consumer Protection is warning Utahns to watch for mudslide charity scams in the wake of the Washington state tragedy.

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Phone scammer calls wrong number in Centerville

Francine Giani talks on speakerphone with a scammer while her father, Sal Giani, 88, listens Tuesday in Centerville. Sal Giani received a call that his grandson was in jail and needed to be bailed out by having money sent to the Dominican Republic. While waiting for the man, who said he’d call back to see if he’d wired the funds, Giani called his daughter, who is the executive director of the Utah Department of Commerce. She says her nephew was actually fine and at work, and warns that the “grandson scam” is making a comeback. (NICK SHORT/Standard-Examiner)

Loretta Park
Apr 10 2013 - 6:48am

CENTERVILLE -- One phone call to his daughter saved Sal Giani from losing $1,800 to a con artist.His daughter, Francine Giani, executive director of the Department of Commerce, was on hand Tuesday to talk to a man claiming to be a bail bondsman for her nephew. "The grandson scam is coming out again, and we want our seniors and their families not...

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Phone scammer calls wrong number in Centerville

Francine Giani talks on speakerphone with a scammer while her father, Sal Giani, 88, listens Tuesday in Centerville. Sal Giani received a call that his grandson was in jail and needed to be bailed out by having money sent to the Dominican Republic. While waiting for the man, who said he’d call back to see if he’d wired the funds, Giani called his daughter, who is the executive director of the Utah Department of Commerce. She says her nephew was actually fine and at work, and warns that the “grandson scam” is making a comeback. (NICK SHORT/Standard-Examiner)

Loretta Park
Apr 10 2013 - 6:48am

CENTERVILLE -- One phone call to his daughter saved Sal Giani from losing $1,800 to a con artist.His daughter, Francine Giani, executive director of the Department of Commerce, was on hand Tuesday to talk to a man claiming to be a bail bondsman for her nephew. "The grandson scam is coming out again, and we want our seniors and their families not...

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