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The Columbia Police Department is warning that scammers are posing as representatives from the IRS or from Ameren Missouri in an attempt to get people to quickly send them money.

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In the wake of a massive data breach committed against the Target retail store chain, con artists may be targeting victims in Missouri and elsewhere. 

According to the Missouri Attorney General’s office, scammers are calling and emailing consumers and claiming to be from Target, or from their bank or credit card company. The scammers then attempt to trick customers into giving them their personal and financial information. 

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The latest scam designed to separate Missouri residents from their money involves phony letters from the State Attorney General’s office, the IRS and other government agencies.

Missouri Public Service Commission website

Missouri utility regulators are warning people of a scam claiming that President Barack Obama is providing credits on utility bills through a new federal program.

The Missouri Public Service Commission says the scam, which gained national attention last week, has also targeted some residents in Missouri.