Michigan AG to ‘vigorously pursue’ purveyors of fake vaccination cards
MACOMB COUNTY, MI – The Michigan Department of Attorney General is looking to investigate an apparent scammer who claimed to be selling blank coronavirus vaccination cards in a mom’s Facebook group. AG Dana Nessel has filed a petition under the Michigan Consumer Protection Act with the Macomb County Circuit Court. A complaint about the blank cards, filed by a Macomb County resident with the Department’s Consumer Protection team, prompted the petition. In April, Nessel joined a bipartisan group of attorneys general to call on Twitter, eBay and Shopify to prevent people from selling fraudulent vaccination cards on their platforms. Anyone aware of the sale of fake vaccination cards, or any consumer scam, can file a complaint with the department by calling 517-335-7599 or 877-765-8388, or go to the online complaint form here.mlive.com
Metro Detroit woman warns others after falling victim to elaborate pet purchasing scam
DETROIT – A Metro Detroit woman is bringing attention to pet purchasing scams after she was scammed out of her own money. READ: Scammers using coronavirus to prey on grandparents, prospective pet ownersWhen Cindy Riggen saw a boxer puppy online, she fell in love. She spotted the dog being offered by a breeder in North Carolina and arranged to buy the dog. AdThe Better Business Bureau has seen a huge spike in pet scams like that one. READ: Metro Detroit woman scammed out of thousands of dollars when she tries to buy puppy online
Scammer poses as Michigan family who lost home in fire
A couple had recently bought a home near Anchor Bay and were still moving in when the house caught on fire. We’re going to have pizza, we’re going to do all this and it turned into pulling into fire trucks,” said Tammy Channell. “It’s been so overwhelming that I could cry at the kindness of strangers and people that don’t know us,” Channell said. I want to help others, I’ve always wanted to help others.”Ad“Please don’t donate to this person. He’s just using somebody’s tragedy to benefit in his own way,” Early said.
BBB warns of online face mask retailer Hyperfavor
Better Business Bureau is warning consumers that it has received 61 Complaints and 56 negative Customer Reviews for online retailer, Hyperfavor. The business, which claims to be based out of Sheridan, Wyoming, operates the website, hyperfavor.com, where it sells themed and customizable apparel- including a wide assortment of cloth face coverings. Complainants also allege receiving tracking numbers that appear to be fraudulent or that never update. After reaching out to Hyperfavor, they received responses saying the order would be shipped in a few days. The company currently has an F rating based on the volume of complaints received and their failure to respond to the majority of them.