AG: 'Grandparent scam' happening again

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is urging West Virginia seniors to be on alert as the so-called “Grandparent Scam,” where someone pretending to be a person’s grandchild calls and begs for emergency cash, has begun reoccurring around the state. “This scam originally popped up in 2013 and is making its way back into the region this summer,” Morrisey said. Read More »

Morrisey asks phone carriers to offer call-blocking technology

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and 44 other state Attorneys General are calling on five major telephone companies to offer technology to block scam phone calls. In a joint letter to the chief executives of AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile and CenturyLink, the Attorneys General said a new Federal Communications Commission rule clarification allows telecommunication service providers to offer customers the ability to block scam calls, and verifies that federal law doe Read More »

Woman claims NGK violated FMLA, wrongfully fired her

CHARLESTON – A woman is suing NGK Spark Plugs (USA) Inc. after she claims it violated the Family Medical Leave Act and wrongfully terminated her employment. Doris Scraggs was employed by the defendant from Aug. 19, 1996, until Jan. 12, according to a complaint filed June 5 in Kanawha Circuit Court and removed to federal court on July 20. Scraggs claims during her employment, she performed her duties in a satisfactory manner and met the defendant's reasonable expectations. On Dec. 10, 2013, Sc Read More »