Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Victims receive a telephone call "from Medicare" attempting to get personal information.
The Missouri Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) issued a press release about a telephone scam currently making the rounds in Iowa, with the warning that scams such as these tend to spread to neighboring states. In this scam, victims receive a telephone call with the caller identifying himself as being "from Medicare." The caller explains that there are changes to the Medicare summary notice and Medicare cards. They ask to visit the victim's home to give them information and materials and try to obtain personal information that will later be used to commit financial fraud. The SMP emphasizes that Medicare officials do not call beneficiaries to discuss changes, and they don't visit homes. Anyone suspecting identity theft can contact the Federal …
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
The St. Louis BBB is warning O'Fallon fans who are traveling to Texas for the World Series about suspicious hotel offers.
On Monday, the St. Louis Better Business Bureau warned Cardinal nation about World Series ticket scams. Tuesday came an alert about hotel ads targeting fans who may be scrambling to find accommodations in the Arlington, TX, area. The BBB said the ads are cropping up on Craigslist. The alert A release from the BBB reads in part: Several ads for World Series hotel packages on a classified ad site claimed to offer tickets for a Rams-Cowboys game along with the hotel, a tip-off that the person who placed the ad may not be familiar with the teams in the World Series, the Cardinals and the Texas Rangers. Some ads are full of misspellings, which also can be a characteristic of fraudulent ads. “Sports fans may be anxious to get a hotel room near …
Friday, March 4, 2011
Area is under tornado watch until 10 p.m. Friday.
The National Weather Service of St. Louis issued a severe thunderstorm warning for St. Charles County. Thunderstorms capable of producing quarter-sized hail and winds in excess of 80 mph were moving west at 45 miles per hour, according to the website. A tornado watch is also in effect until 10 p.m. for St. Louis and St. Charles Counties. This storm is the second one to impact the area in less than a week. On Sunday, storms caused damage to parts of St. Louis county including Richmond Heights. This week, the Mom's Council on St. Charles Patch discussed what to do with children when tornado sirens go off in the middle of the night. Should you let the kids sleep or wake them up? Chime in here.