Fraud in the News

2/17/16 – WMTW-TV: Sen. Collins addresses fraud scams plaguing Maine seniors

2/13/16 – Bangor Daily News: Attorney general warns Mainers of increasing IRS fraud scams

2/13/16 – Central Maine: Authorities warn central Maine residents about IRS phone scam

2/10/16 – Portland Press Herald: State defends letter pushing food stamp recipients to put photos on EBT cards

1/14/16 – Maine Wire: Welfare Fraud Prosecutions Skyrocket Under LePage Administration

12/15/15 – Bangor Daily News: Maine among the states ‘least vulnerable to identity theft and fraud,’ research site says

11/22/15 – Bangor Daily News: Give Maine’s consumers the gift of chip and PIN cards this holiday season

9/23/15 - The Maine Edge: An IRS Imposter Scam Call

9/17/15 - Bangor Daily News: AARP, AG's office team up to alert public of scams

9/17/15 - WCSH6: AG warns of scams aimed at Maine's elderly

9/15/15- NPR: When Cyber Fraud Hits Businesses, Banks May Not Offer Protection

8/28/15 - WMTW-TV: Maine utilities commission warns of phone scam

8/24/15 - WGME-TV: I-Team: Email scam targets E-ZPass customers

8/19/15 - Fraud watch network gives Wi-Fi safety tips

8/5/15 - Ellsworth American: Woman loses more than $100,000 in Internet-based scam

8/2/15 - Sun Journal: Tax-rebate scam costs Maine taxpayers millions

6/19/15 - Foster's Daily Democrat: Police arrest 1 invovled in credit card fraud

6/16/15 - AARP commends support of LD 382

6/11/15 - WCSH-TV: AARP holds conference on fraud and scams 

6/11/15 - WMTW-TV: Scam jam helps fight fraud 

6/11/15 - WGME-TV: AARP hosts event to teach Mainers how to identify scams

6/10/15 - WMUR-TV: Police: Maine man scammed 89-year-old out of thousands of dollars

4/23/15 - Sun Journal: Maine's attorney general wants more resources to combat Medicaid fraud

3/10/15 - WABI-TV: Randolph couple faces welfare fraud charges

3/10/15 - Bangor Daily News: Police investigate fake money circulating in Machias  

3/3/15 - WGME-TV: 13 Investigates: Identify theft tax scam targets Mainers+

3/2/15 - CMSWire: Location, Location: Your risk of fraud is tied to your address 

1/22/15 - WABI-TV: New scam targeting unemployed

1/20/15 - Journal Tribune: Man to be sentenced for defrauding town

1/19/15 - Bangor Daily News: Bangor woman hit twice by Craigslist home rental scam

1/9/15 - Maine Public Broadcasting Network: Former Maine DHHS Chief: Photos on EBT Cards Wont' Deter Fraud  

10/27/14 - WABI-TV: Scam targets people who shop on e-bay

10/27/14 - Bangor Daily News: Bath contractor faces felony charge for scamming homeowners 

10/9/14 - Bangor Daily News: Man wanted in home repair scams arrested at bar

10/4/14 - WMUR-TV: State police warn public about scam targeting the elderly

9/25/14 - InsuranceNewsNet: Massachusetts man accused of operating scam may have hit Old Town church

9/24/14 - WCSH6: Scammers using real debit card numbers to trick Mainers

9/19/14 - Central Maine police warn public of IRS phone scam

9/18/14 - Bangor Daily News: Waterville police alert public to lottery scam

9/18/14 - Bangor Daily News: Waterville police warn of phone "spoofing" scam

9/10/14 - Parade: How to Avoid the IRS Telephone Scam

8/29/14 - WABI: IRS Offers Tips for Taxpayers to Avoid Telephone Scams

3/6/14 - MyGeneration: Boomers prime targets for scams

2/14/14 - Portland Press Herald: Letter to the editor: Work that curbs scamming of Maine's elders deserves praise

7/15/13 - Bangor Daily News: Kennebunk police arrest two accused of scamming elderly victim

5/30/13 - WLBZ2: Phishing scam targets senior citizens

5/29/13 - Bangor Daily News: Maine seniors targeted by Life Alert scam

5/29/13 - Portland Press Herald: Financial protection for Maine’s elderly advances

5/18/13 - Bangor Daily News: Don’t take the bait: Avoid phishing scams

5/3/13 - AARP: Fighting Fraud: If It Sounds Too Good to Be True…

10/3/12 - WMTW: New program aids against fraud