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Michigan Man Caught With 10,000 Bottles From Out Of State In Return Scam

A Genesee County man was recently caught trying to return over 10,000 non-returnable bottles.  Columbiaville, Michigan resident, Brian Edward Everidge, pleaded not guilty on the count of beverage return of non-refundable bottles, which carries a penalty of up to five years in prison...

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FBI Warns Calvin College of ‘Education Tax’ Scam

It's the season for tax scams. One in West Michigan is targeting Calvin College students.

Wood TV 8 reports that the FBI contacted Calvin to warn of a scam in which students are contacted by phone and told they need to pay an "education tax". 

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Scam IRS Phone Calls Plaguing West Michigan Residents

It seems like every tax season we see another IRS scam or two pop up in the area, but things seem to be worse this year in West Michigan...

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Flint Residents and Donors Warned About Water Crisis Scams

Michigan’s Consumer Protection Division has released a consumer alert to help Flint residents protect themselves from common scams attempted during crisis situations.

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Scammer Calls in Bomb Threat to Ionia County Cellphone Store

Here's something you don't hear every day, an angry scammer actually threatened a store with a bomb. This is a bit confusing, but here's how it played out.

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GRPD Says Scam Is Targeting Seniors

If you have a senior citizen in your life, you may want to warn them about this scam that Grand Rapids Police are investigating.

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New Scams Popping Up Around West Michigan

The Ionia County Sheriff's Office took to Facebook today to warn residents about a few scams that have popped up in the area recently.

One scam involves an "unmarked" police vehicle, while another involves extortion and compromising photos. 

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BBB Warns Of Fake Loan Company Claiming To Be In Grand Rapids [Video]

If you're trying to snag up a payday loan, be careful because the Better Business Bureau Serving West Michigan found a bogus company claiming to be located in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Scammers Spoofing West Michigan Business’ Phone Number

A new phone scam making the rounds in West Michigan is hurting more than just the people being called. A local business is also being tied to the scam.

"We've gotten several phone calls from people stating that we had just called their house," Shawn Howland, a manager at Lentz USA Automotive at 1227 Leonard Street NW in Grand Rapids, told WZZM-13.

The thing is that no one at the shop has been placing those calls.

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Don’t Fall For Latest Facebook Friend Request Scam

Have you received a friend request from someone you're already friends with? Heads up, it's a scam!

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Michigan State Police Warns Residents of IRS Scam

The Michigan State Police have issued a warning regarding a telephone scam using the IRS as a cover.

Police are saying that scammers have been using fake names and IRS badge numbers to intimidate victims into wiring money to pay off IRS debts. The scammers have threatened victims with audits, arrests, suspension of business licenses and deportation.

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Need A Date? Don’t Go Out With This Guy [Video]

Police are on the hunt for Jeffrey Lucas. He's a 34-year-old who has been duping West Michigan women out of thousands of dollars. The official charges are related to allegations of larceny under false pretenses. He also has failed to appear for court and is a wanted fugitive.

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