COVID-19 Scam

Jul 31, 2020

In The Moment … July 31, 2020 Show 871 Hour 1

Scammers often prey upon citizens after tragedies or during difficult times. The current pandemic has some scammers working overtime.  Caitlin Christensen is the SHIINE Director for the Department of Health and Human Services in South Dakota. SHIINE is Senior Health Information and Insurance Education.  Christensen joins us this morning to warn us about a new scam and what people should do to stay safe.

In The Moment ... December 19, 2018 Show 483 Hour 1

This time of year and all year round for that matter, some people get taken advantage of. Leah Ganschow is associate state director of AARP South Dakota and joins us today to talk about various scams and what to do if you are a victim.

Start Up Weekend, Scams And Candy Crush

Nov 6, 2015

Tech Radio host Kent Osborne was joined by panelists Joel Broveleit and John T. Meyer along with special guest Adam Haun of Seattle.  Haun is in Sioux Falls to facilitate Startup Weekend.

The "Computer Guys" also visited about a new Microsoft Tech scam, and the almost $6 billion sale of the mobile game maker behind Candy Crush to gaming giant Blizzard.

Reaction To Prime Day & Severe Weather Apps

Jul 17, 2015

Tech Radio guest host Kealey Bultena and "The Computer Guys" discussed Amazon's Prime Day, a day-long sales event held Wednesday for Amazon Prime users.  The panel talked about post-Prime Day data and the response on social media.  They also discussed how mobile devices can keep you safe during severe weather and how you can learn more about your surroundings with specialized apps and add-ons.  Other topics on today's program included scam phone calls and Windows operating systems.

Scammers Threaten IRS Lawsuit In Automated Calls

Jun 1, 2015

The South Dakota Attorney General is warning some South Dakotans are receiving automated calls that claim they are being sued by the IRS.

The calls are a scam and an attempt to get more information.   You can hear an example of a call from a scammer in the story below.

The  hotline to call if you have questions about a possible scam or if you've been a victim of a scammer in South Dakota is 1-800-300-1986.

State officials warn of another phone scam targeting South Dakotans. This time it involves the court system. The Unified Judicial System and the Attorney General’s office say criminals are trying to get personal information and banking details from people by lying about legal consequences.