Melanie McGovern

mysterious seeds that have arrived in WNY mailboxes
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - Mysterious packages of seeds are showing up in mailboxes across Western New York and the country. Agriculture officials in multiple states have issued warnings about unsolicited shipments of foreign seeds. They are believed to be part of a brushing scam, where people...
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2020
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Tom Puckett
January 06, 2020 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) It's a new year, and police agencies around the country are warning you about a potential scam. They say it can be prevented by simply writing out the full year. Melanie McGovern with the Better Business Bureau says it's a brand new year, so no incidents of fraud associated with...
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Tom Puckett
July 26, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) When debt collectors call, experts say there's a sense of intimidation as you're hounded about debts. The State Attorney General shut down two debt collectors who admitted to threatening to have those they called arrested if they didn't pay up. Karen Nicolson of the Center for...
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Tom Puckett
August 31, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) In the City of Good Neighbors, it's almost second nature to want to give to people when disaster strikes. But the Better Business Bureau says before you make that donation, a little vetting will make sure your dollar gets to those who truly need it. "You want to make sure your...
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