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Better Business: Nigerian scam artists finding new ways to trick retailers

For retail businesses, the relationship formed with other businesses, organizations and schools can be beneficial. Purchases may only occur one or two times per year, but they are usually large orders to fulfill the needs of multiple employees. If you are in retail, then you know that cultiv…

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Better Business: Beware of scams that target blogs, Facebook pages

Better Business: Beware of scams that target blogs, Facebook pages

These days it is easy to create a website, a customer-focused blog, a Facebook page, or a mobile application for your business. Whether your company has a large or small web development staff or you hire an outside agency to maintain your online presence, be sure to consider all facets of yo…

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Lawyer defends Montana family accused in $70M phone scam

HELENA — The lawyer for a Montana family accused of cramming $70 million in bogus charges on phone bills nationwide says his clients followed industry standards.

January 22, 2013 4:12 pmLoading…

Scams keep coming; Better Business Bureau mimicked

HELENA — Scammers just keep finding more and more insidious ways to separate people from their money.

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Billings police officer Earl Campbell

Billings police officer Earl Campbell

Billings police officer Earl Campbell talks to students at Huntley Project High School about online security on Wednesday. Campbell works with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

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Conference outlines reach of online fraud

Conference outlines reach of online fraud

An 80-year-old Billings man wires $10,000 to the Dominican Republic to get his grandson out of jail in Quebec.

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Better Business: Top scams from 2011 include phishing, identity theft

The Better Business Bureau investigates thousands of scams each year. At the beginning of every year the BBB releases a report of the top scams from the previous year.

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