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December 6, 2021: Consumer Alert: Scammers Are Using Mobile Payment Apps

November 23, 2021: Waukesha Donors Should Watch for Fundraising Scam Attempts

November 19, 2021: Fire Departments across Wisconsin Report Fundraising Imposter Scam Attempts

October 27, 2021:​ DATCP Sees Rise in Antivirus Subscriptions Email Scams

September 1, 2021: DATCP Sees Rise In Unemployment Insurance Scam Reports

July 12, 2021: Consumer Alert DATCP and DOR Warn Consumers to be Alert for Fraudulent Collection Mailings Letters


​​​​September 24, 2020: Wisconsin Consumers Fall Victim to Facebook Marketplace Scam

August 13, 2020: DATCP Alerts Consumers to Tech Support Robocalls


August 23, 2018:

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April 27, 2018:

April 20, 2018:

April 6, 2018:

March 30, 2018:

Imposter Scam: Fake Utility Calls

Reports of​ Fake IRS Calls Quadruple Since Last Week

Aggressive IRS Scammers Targeting Wisconsinites Today

Your Friend is Not Pitching Grant Scams on Facebook

Watch Out for Fake AT&T Customer Service Calls

Wisconsin Consumer Report "Apple Tech Support" Scam

Wisconsin Farmers Targeted in Suspected Grant Scam


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March 14, 2017:

January 5, 2017:

Fake DATCP "Invoice" Emails Making the Rounds

Diesel-Tainted Gasoline Distributed in Wisconsin

Don't "Hangout" with Fake Job Scammers

Equifax Data Breach: Phone Scams are the Next Risk

Equifax Data Breach: What Do You Do Now?

Costly Timeshare Resale Fraud Targeting Wisconsin Consumers

Beware of Online Rental Scams

Consumer Protection Hotline Subjected to 'Spoofing'

Fake Amazon Order Cancellation Emails Making the Rounds

Another Day, Another IRS Phone Scam Variation

Fake DATCP Emails Circulating

Fake We Energies Calls Targeting Small Businesses

Taxpayers Reporting Fake, Threatening Wisconsin Department of Revenue Calls

The IRS Will Not Call and Threaten You

Don't Get Swept Away in Sweepstakes Scams

Wisconsin Consumers Report Auto "Warranty" Robocalls


November 11, 2016:

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January 27, 2016:

Traveling Asphalt Crew Reported in Outagamie County

Card Skimmers Found in Fuel Dispensers at Wisconsin Stations

Beware of Door-To-Door Contractors During Flood Cleanup

Aggressive IRS Scam Calls Are Taxing Wisconsin Consumers

Fake Mystery Shopper Ads Promise Money for Nothing and Gifts for Free

Malware-Linked Spam Emails Misusing Names of Major Online Services ​ 



November 24, 2015:

Seeking Second-Hand Packers Tickets? Be Cautious.

October 9, 2015:

Be in the Know: Computer Tech Support and IRS Scams

September 25, 2015:   

Traveling Asphalt Crews Reported in Superior and Waukesha Areas

​August 21, 2015:

Small Businesses: Watch for Fake Utility Account Calls

​July 24, 2015:

Traveling Asphalt Crews Spotted in Southern Wisconsin