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DEFENDERS: Cryptocurrency scams skyrocket as popularity increases

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) It’s a popular trend hitting the financial market, investing in cryptocurrency. However, with the rise in popularity comes online scammers. According to a report from the Federal Trade Commission since October 2020, consumers have reported losing more than $80 million to cryptocurrency investment scams. In that report, nearly 7,000 reports were received

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DEFENDERS: Price gouging makes top 10 consumer complaints for the first time

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ) Illegal telemarketing calls and no-call violations was the number one complaint the Missouri Attorney General’s Office received in 2020. In 2020, 34,527 Missourians reported a no-call complaint to the office. Those complaints involved phone calls to Missouri residents by businesses or organizations soliciting the purchase of goods or services. Here are

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DEFENDERS: COVID-19 exposure notification feature currently not available in Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) Big technology companies like Apple and Google have rolled out new technology alerting users if they’ve possibly been exposed to COVID-19. The technology isn’t available to everyone though, only some state’s have opted in to this feature. Missouri has not. In an email response from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior

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