scams

What the Tech? How to Avoid Scams When You Sell on Craigslist

You hear about scams all the time but it’s still fairly rare to see one show up in your email inbox or by text. Trying to sell something online through Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace will certainly increase the risk. A couple of weeks ago I posted to both Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace a video camera and accessories I’d like to…

ALEA: Beware of Fake License Renewal Sites

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama law enforcement officials are cautioning everyone to beware of scams when they renew their drivers license online. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) said Tuesday some third-party websites are charging people extra fees to renew their license online. The sites are not affiliated with the state. ALEA Secretary Hal Taylor said one website charged a…

Public Warned to Be On Guard Against Mask Scams

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson is warning the public — to be on-guard against scams during the pandemic. Jackson says scam artists are looking to take advantage of people. And he wants the public to be aware — and stay alert. “Be careful!” Jackson warns some scams involve face masks. “One of the things is…

ADT Warns of Potential Scam

ADT alarm system company is warning customers of a potential scam targeting people in Montgomery and across the country. One man who asked to not be identified says he was scammed into signing a new contract with another company when he thought he was getting an upgrade from ADT. “I pretty much lost everything,” he said, “I feel terrible, I…

Alabama Department of Revenue Urges Taxpayer to be Aware of Phone Scams

Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating Alabama Department of Revenue or Department of Justice investigators is just the most recent threat to taxpayers on an ever-growing list of phone scams. As is the case with this recent surge of phone scams reported to ADOR, scammers often alter caller ID numbers to make it appear that ADOR is calling….