Scam Alert: Arizona's most common scam - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Scam Alert: Arizona's most common scam

Posted: Updated:
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • World's first dome home in Carbondale is preserved

    World's first dome home in Carbondale is preserved

    Saturday, April 19 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-04-19 22:14:12 GMT
    A ground breaking event took was scheduled Saturday, April 19 near Southern Illinois University, to start the restoration and preservation of Buckminster Fuller’s private dome home.
    A ground breaking event took was scheduled Saturday, April 19 near Southern Illinois University, to start the restoration and preservation of Buckminster Fuller’s private dome home.
  • Skydiving returns, but at a cost

    Skydiving returns, but at a cost

    Saturday, April 19 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-04-19 22:10:20 GMT
    One company is struggling after a tornado ripped apart their plane and hangar several years ago.
    One company is struggling after a tornado ripped apart their plane and hangar several years ago.
  • First lady, Jill Biden to visit Fort Campbell

    First lady, Jill Biden to visit Fort Campbell

    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-04-19 21:53:13 GMT
    First lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden are scheduled to visit Fort Campbell next week to speak with soldiers and their families at a jobs and career fair.
    First lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden are scheduled to visit Fort Campbell next week to speak with soldiers and their families at a jobs and career fair.
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

The most common scam in Arizona in 2011 was the so-called "debt collection" scam, according to the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Sentinel Report.

In the debt collection scam, a victim is typically contacted by a con artist over the phone, and told they owe an old debt. Consumer protection agencies have taken reports from victims who say the callers use aggressive tactics, even threatening to have the victims arrested. 

According to the FTC's Sentinel Report, Arizona victims see an average loss of $2,100, are in their 50s, and send the money to the scammers through a wire transfer or using a credit card.

Copyright 2012 CBS 5   (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.