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St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office Warn Of Latest Scam

There's another scam going around, and St. Landry Parish authorities don't want you to get suckered into it.

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Entergy Acadiana Spokesperson Warns Of Scam In Louisiana

You shouldn’t give your personal information to strangers.

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Shame On Kohl’s And J. C. Penny

Kohl's and J. C. Penny are hanging their heads in shame these days after getting caught.

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Computer Viruses Taking Advantage Of Boston Bombings

Computer programmers and hackers are already taking advantage of the twin bombings during the Boston Marathon, sending out fake emails that lure unsuspecting users to open the file.

According to the anti-virus company Sophos, at least three of the latest malware attacks include fake opinion pieces with the subject lines:

  • Opinion: FBI knew about bombs 3 days before Boston Marathon – Why and Who Benefits?
  • Opinion: Boston Marathon Explosions – FBI Benefits?
  • Explosion at Boston Marathon

The emails contains a link to a video that, when opened, attempts to infect your computer.

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“Have You Seen This Picture” Email Scam

There is a new 'phishing' scam going around the internet regardingTwitter; it is sent through email, claiming to be from Twitter, asking "Have you seen this picture you are tagged in (or something similar)?" 

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Brothers Charged In Lotto Scam

I was at a convenience store in the Youngsville/Broussard area a few months back, and there was a lady yelling at the clerk as she exited the store, shouting something to the effect of "that's the second winning ticket that you have stolen from me!  I am going to call the law!".

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Who Is Texting Me From 584-97?

I got the first text from 584-97 on March 20 of this year. Here is what the text read:
MobibroIQ Fun Facts billed at $9.99/mo. Msg&Data Rates May Apply. Reply HELP for help. Enter UR password on the website to continue: 3489

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Text Message Offer for Free Wal-Mart Gift Card is a Scam

Technology and crime once again meet in a new scam with a new name. This type of scam has come to be known as 'Smishing' because of the use of SMS text technology. The phones at the Acadiana Better Business Bureau office have been ringing with reports from consumers across the area reporting scam text messages referring people to a site where they can "claim a Walmart Gift Card" by entering certain private personal information.

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Who Is Calling From (312) 765-7460?

Remember a few months ago when we warned you about a possible identity theft phone scam that originated with a phone call from this number,(202) 480-5280? Well it looks like the bad guys are back and they have a new number they are using to get your information. That number is (312) 765-7460.

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Like a Good Neighbor, State Farm Is There to Help With the Dead-Body Smell In Your SUV

That new-car smell is one of the joys of purchasing a vehicle. It’s hard to define, but one thing is for sure: it isn’t supposed to remind you of a dead body.

Margarita Salais from Michigan says that’s exactly what her SUV smelled like, and she’s now suing the dealership with help from State Farm for her money back.

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Who Is Calling From (510) 215-5112 ?

My boss just barged into the studio with a very disconcerted look upon his mug (which usually ISN'T a good sign), and he says "Can you find out who is calling me from (510) 215-5112 ??"

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Single Guys, Beware ‘Butty Johnson’!

When I logged on to Facebook this morning, I had a friend request From “Butty Johnson”.This person represented themself to be a young, single woman in search of a husband.

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