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Money Raised in Michigan to Fight Breast Cancer Goes to Pay Salary and Professional Fundraisers

In 2015, over 2,000 Michigan residents gave $36,372 to an organization to fight breast cancer. The organization that raised the money is being accused of giving all of the funds to pay its president and professional fundraisers.

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Sparta Police Warn Meth Users of Massive Local Scam and Offer Their Help

Today, the Sparta Police Department (sadly, it's Sparta, Wisc. and not Sparta, Mich.) posted an incredibly helpful post about a massive scam in our area. Apparently, there's been some enterprising drug dealers who have been scamming meth users with crushed rock salt instead of actual meth. Sparta Police want to help, and are offering their services to test and verify your purchase to ensure you haven't been ripped off.

That's super nice of them!

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Diocese of Grand Rapids Warns of Haitian Hurricane Scam

The Diocese of Grand Rapids is warning of a potential scam which involves someone posing as a representative of the diocese and making phone calls asking for donations for "victims of the Haitian hurricane."

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“Secret Sister Gift Exchange” on Facebook Could Land You in Prison

You may be feeling extra generous this holiday season but don't get fooled for doing a good deed.

You've probably seen "holiday gift exchange" posts circle Facebook the past few weeks that basically asks you to participate in a Secret Santa with a bunch of people you don't know...

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Sleazy Scammers Everywhere – FBHW Segment 16

Today on Segment 16, the guys take a look at a couple of stories involving sleazy scams. One that cheated a woman of her savings for a place to live, and another of thousands of dollars in savings on a fake kidnapping!

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Steve Licks the Floor and The DJ Scam A-Hole – FBHW Segment 16

Today on Segment 16, the guys pick a winner for some MIS racing tickets, and Steve might have to lick the floor with his eyes closed until he licks up a winner name.

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Grand Rapids and the Super Sleazy Scam Gym – FBHW Segment 16

Today on Segment 16, the guys talk about a super sleazy gym that scammed people out of a lot of money, by closing one gym, and then "selling" the memberships to another gym. Oh, and they didn't tell anyone the old gym was closing, nor that they were selling the memberships.

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Contractor Scam Targeting the Elderly in West Michigan

Police are warning West Michigan residents to be on the lookout for a scam targeting the elderly.

Fox 17 reports that police are looking for three men who posed as contractors to gain entry to the home of a Holland Township couple in their 90s.

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Is the Country Rapper Street Team a Scam or Just Skeezy? Free Beer and Hot Wings Segment 16 [Video]

The country rapper Mikel Knight's street team was in Grand Rapids, supposedly trying to get photos with people for a world record, but people are claiming they were selling CDs without a permit. Is this a scam, or is it just skeezy? If they sold blank CDs as music, that would be a scam...unless they promote the music on the CDs as "good". Then that could be a scam.

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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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