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Watch Out For Local KeyBank Email Scam

If you bank with KeyBank here in Central New York, watch out for the latest scam coming to your email inbox.

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Beware of Woman Posing as Nurse Scamming Residents in Rome

Have you seen a woman around Rome, posing as a travelling nurse who needs money? Rome Police say her story isn't real and she's scamming residents out of money.

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Whitesboro Man Finds Himself Victim of Expensive New Scam

It seems like every time you turn around there is a new scam threatening your security and your wallet. For Chris Damiano of Whitesboro it cost him some serious scratch. Chris is a school custodian and he recently found himself a victim of a pretty sophisticated email con. You can never be too careful. Here is his story.

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Beware of Active Rental Scam on Utica Craigslist Page

If something seems too good to be true, it unfortunately usually is. On the Utica Craigslist page is a listing for a beautiful home in South Utica for rent at an unbelievable price. That is because it is a clear cut scam. These people use clever tricks to try and steal people's hard earned money and this particular scam is real and still going on. It's important to educate yourself on the warning signs.

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Check Your Receipts to Protect Yourself from Potential Debit Card Scams

How many times do you simply take a receipt shove it in your pocket and then eventually throw it right in the garbage? That receipt is a ledger that tells you how much you paid for the items you ACTUALLY bought. When using your debit card, you want to make sure you pay close attention to this sales ledger. You may be the victim of a scam.

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Consumer Alert – IRS Phone Scam

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a consumer alert following a recent increase in local reports of telephone scammers posing as officials from the Internal Revenue Service. 

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Watch Out For A New Walmart Check Scam

Keep an eye on your mail for the latest scam. If you receive a check from Walmart, you better double check it. It most likely is a scammer pretending to be Walmart.

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‘Secret Sister Gift Exchange’ Is a Ho Ho Hoax and Illegal in CNY

Don't fall for the 'Secret Sister Gift Exchange' that's been circulating on Facebook and other social media sites. It's a ho-ho-hoax.

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Don’t Fall For Latest IRS Scam; Consumer Tips To Protect Yourself

Scammers always seem to be a bit ahead of the curve, as shown by their most recent tactic to dupe you into giving out critical, personal information.

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M&T Bank Scam [VIDEO]

If you've received a call from M&T bank about a problem with your account, it's probably a scam. I received a new voicemail that claimed they were a representative from a bank where a hold was put on your account due to suspicious activity. The crazy part of the call; I'm not a M&T bank customer.

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Don’t Fall for the $100 Lowe’s Coupon on Facebook – It’s a Scam

Perhaps you've seen some friends on Facebook sharing something on Facebook promoting a free $100 coupon from Lowe's. Don't fall for it.

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Utica Police Warning of IRS Scam Targeting 315 Area Code

Utica police are warning residents of an aggressive and sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers that has been making the rounds throughout the country and is now using a 315 area code.

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