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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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Contractor Scam Targeting the Elderly in Grand Rapids

Police are warning Grand Rapids residents to be on the lookout for a scam targeting the elderly.

WZZM-13 reports that in the last month there have been two separate incidents of larceny targeting elderly people who live alone.

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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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Do Spammers Really Think We’re All Complete Idiots? How to Know Someone’s Fake

I understand these people think they've chosen a cool career of crime, and that everyone should respect their skillz at hacking. And you know, there are some hackers to be terrified of, and they can do a lot of damage. But at least make it look like you're TRYING HARD to get our info, and scam us.

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Grand Rapids Police Warn of Jury Duty Phone Scam

If you get a call about jury duty that seems off, it probably is.

Authorities are warning West Michigan residents about a jury duty phone scam, WZZM-13 reports. 

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Woman Gets Catfished For $1.4 Million by Online Boyfriend [Video]

Meet Sarah.

Sarah is just plain dumb. She got scammed really, really badly.

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How the Cable TV Networks Are Screwing You Even More [Video]

OK, you're probably aware that the cable TV networks are charging more and more for everything, making just watching your favorite television shows really expensive.

But did you know they are also speeding up the shows to get more commercial time in?

How did we not notice this before?

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