Augusta woman scammed out of $300

...Mercedes, but she needed to wire him $300 through Western Union to "process" her winnings, according to a Richmond...her to place a hold on the money she had sent, but a Western Union representative told the victim someone had already received...

Phone scams claiming missed jury duty defraud individuals

...from a man impersonating a Richmond County sheriff's deputy, according to incident reports. They were told to send Western Union money orders for $1,495 from Bi-Lo stores to avoid arrest for failing to show up for jury duty, according to...

Your Money: Resolve to spend wisely in 2015

...not know or someone who contacts you with an "emergency" need. Many consumers using popular services offered by Western Union, MoneyGram and Green Dot MoneyPak discover, much too late, that they have been taken by scammers. Their chances...

Lost Purple Heart reunited with family after Aiken auction

...vintage shops. "Somehow, it just lost its way over time."It is unclear how Kempter's medal lost its way. A Western Union telegram included with the medal shows it was presented to his wife, Lou Kempter, on March 20, 1946, in Des Moines...

Music by Turner: Class acts round out summer concerts

...soul singers of our generation, has a 4 p.m. show set for the Newberry Opera House. Only the Strong Survive, Hey Western Union Man and He Will Break your Heart are just three of the Butler's dozens of hits. (Sept. 22 in Newberry, S.C...

Better Business Bureau warns consultants of scams

...available within 24hrs -48hrs to get my items ordered and help my Daughter wire $1,450 to her event planner by western union."In this instance, when the consultant did not immediately cash the check and wire the money back, the "purchaser" begins...

Beware of advance-fee loan scams

...out of money or catch on.Such Green Dot transactions are difficult to trace. Other phony loan companies have used Western Union or MoneyGram to obtain payments.The scammers use authentic-looking loan documents and elaborate Web sites, but it is illegal...

William Rambo Sr.

...Conflict. He worked as an Electrical Engineer after graduating Georgia Technical Institute in the communication field for Western Union. He later worked in sales and designs of 2 way radio systems for RESCO which he later owned and renamed to RABO Industries...

Helen Arnold

...Arnold was born on March 1, 1934 in Augusta, Georgia, the daughter of Jewett and Helen Harris. Her father worked for Western Union, and her mother was Office Manager of the Augusta National Golf Club for over 20 years. Helen was raised as a member...

Augusta Mall worker reports being conned

...injured there, deputies reported.The employee was told she would lose her job if the store didn't cover the hospital bills. She had been on vacation and was unaware of any injuries, but transferred $612 to Houston via Western Union.

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