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A senior from St. Charles, Mo., told the BBB that she lost nearly $14,000 to a scammer who called claiming to be her grandson and asking for money to get out of a Mexican jail.
The Consumer Fraud Task Force urges bi-state residents to be alert for signs that friends or family members have been trapped by the notorious schemes.
The Consumer Fraud Task Force has helped consumers by alerting them to fraud and scams in Missouri and Illinois for 10 years.
The BBB is warning consumers to be cautious when dealing with magazine sales telemarketers after an elderly woman signed up for more than $14,000 in subscriptions with 15 different companies.