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DATCP Partners with Retailers to Prevent Scammers Collecting Gift Card Payments

MADISON – The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is collaborating with Walmart, the Wisconsin Grocers Association, the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association to stop gift card scammers in their tracks. DATCP will provide interested Wisconsin retailers, grocers, and convenience stores with free signage upon […]

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Wisconsin DFI and BBB Wisconsin Warn Businesses About Misleading Solicitations

MADISON, Wis. – Today the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) and the Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin (BBB) are warning businesses about solicitations designed to look like invoices arriving through postal mail and being reported to both DFI and BBB from “WI Certificate Service.” The solicitation is designed to look like it is from […]

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Police Urge Caution to Avoid Robbery, Scams

RACINE – With the year-end holidays approaching, the Racine Police Department (RPD) has seen a recent increase in robberies during property exchanges related to online transactions. The RPD offers these suggestions for completing online transactions (such as Facebook Marketplace or Craig’s List) that result in face-to-face exchanges. When meeting with a seller or buyer, use […]

Vaccine research participation scams on the rise

MADISON – With COVID-19 vaccine research in the headlines, state and federal authorities urge residents to be wary of vaccine research participation scams. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) to avoid becoming a victim of an imposter scam […]