Minnesota Department of Commerce fines California company for mailing fraudulent letters to elderly Minnesotans
Older adults are primary targets for scam artists. Whether by phone, email or mail, skilled scammers rely on the vulnerability of seniors and exploit their trust. But sometimes, it only takes one concerned citizen asking a question to make things right.
Minnesota Commerce Fraud Bureau investigates fraudulent coin dealer operating out of Burnsville, Minnesota
Barry Ron Skog, 68, was a coin dealer operating out of Burnsville, Minnesota. Skog operated a mail-order business called Burnsville Coin Company, through which he sold counterfeit coins by falsely advertising them as genuine pieces worth hundreds of dollars.
Fond du Lac Band member combines solar power and weatherization
Daniel Stover said it used to take three to four 500-gallon propane tanks each year to heat his home on the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation. But after receiving weatherization assistance in 2007 and a solar air heat system in 2009, his home’s fuel consumption decreased by more than 50 percent.