Fraud Watch

Fraud Watch: Gift card scams

HELENA - Holiday shopping can be stressful and many people buy gift cards for friends and family on their shopping lists to help alleviate some of that stress. Gift cards can be a great option...

FraudWatch: Online Holiday shopping scams

HELENA - For the first time this holiday season, the majority of consumers plan to do some of their shopping online, according to research by the National Retail Federation. While that's good news for online...

Fraud Watch: Scammers use utility bill to try and take your money

HELENA - Scammers never seem to take a season off and with winter around the corner, there is another way these imposters are trying to get your money. Now, you could get a phone call,...

Fraud Watch: Grandparent Scams

HELENA - When scammers aren't thinking of new ways to get your money, they recycle or update an old scam. The “Grandparents” scam, otherwise known as the “Emergency” scam, has been expanded from just a...

Fraud Watch: What Montanans can do about the Equifax data breach

HELENA - More than 140 million Americans have been affected by the Equifax data breach earlier this month. On Sept. 7, consumer credit reporting agency Equifax announced 143 million people had their driver’s license numbers,...

Fraud Watch: Online shopping scams

HELENA - Online markets like Craigslist or eBay make shopping easier than ever, but the popular forums are also targets for scammers. The Craigslist and eBay scams are two sides of the same coin. The Craigslist scam targets sellers. You could be advertising...

Fraud Watch: Avoid getting scammed by spoofed calls

HELENA - Getting a phone call from a number that you don’t recognize is not an unusual occurrence. But scammers are using technology to make it appear as if you do recognize that number...

Fraud Watch: Mortgage recovery scams

HELENA - Real estate professionals and lenders will tell you the purchase of a home is a person or a family’s biggest financial commitment. Scammers know this too, and they can use your fear of getting...

Fraud Watch: Montana Lottery scams

HELENA - Thousands of people buy Mega Millions or Powerball tickets in hopes of winning big. Everyone knows those lotteries are the real deal, we’ve hear the success stories of people buying just one ticket...

Phone scam using slain deputy’s name targets Montana residents

BOZEMAN - The Deer Lodge Police Department have reported complaints of a male calling area residents and claiming he is raising money for Broadwater County Sheriff's Office deputy Mason Moore, who was killed on duty early...

FraudWatch: Social Media Scams

HELENA - Social media can be a great way for people to stay in touch with friends and family. But it can also be an easy way for scammers to target you and get away...

Fraud Watch: Avoid jury service scams in Montana

HELENA - Getting a jury summons in the mail is just part of being a registered voter, but now scammers are using that to try and take your money. Not everyone will get to...

Fraud Watch: Montanans warned of IRS scams

HELENA - When the phone rings and the caller ID says the "Internal Revenue Service," some people may answer, but that caller ID could be spoofed, mimicking a legitimate agency - and the voice on the...