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Crime

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Ever heard of the Area Code Scam? It actually has various names, but it involves a trick to make you call an expensive long distance number.

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If you’re looking for a way to be alerted to possible scams or just block telemarketers, there are multiple apps that can help.

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It’s one thing not to accept checks, but now there’s a cashless coffee shop that no longer accepts paper money. Think it’s a good idea?

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There’s a new scam, apparently, being perpetrated by telemarketers and robocalls that begin with a simple question: ‘Can You Hear Me?’

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A Walmart employee became suspicious and asked the right questions to defeat a so-called ‘grandparents scam’ in progress.

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A recent survey tried to determine what it would take for people who are not going to church to start going.

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I reported a telephone scam to the Federal Trade Commission this afternoon after some company attempted to “lower my credit card interest rates.”

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The same day 49 people were killed by a gunman in the Orlando Nightclub shooting, a California pastor said he didn’t think Christians should be mourning.

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Lane courtesy month is the time of year we set aside at least a little of our driving frustration…as long as everyone’s willing to cooperate.

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Viewers in Virginia, and subsequently, everywhere else, witnessed a murder on live television this morning. Murders happen on television every day. Most of the …

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In a growing anti-police culture, a police response to a snarky Facebook comment is getting lots of attention. It seemed like an innocent-enough request: …

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A missing comma in a local ordinance helped a woman beat a parking ticket in Ohio. What a difference a comma makes. An Ohio …

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