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CTA trains move along snow-covered tracks Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo / Kiichiro Sato)

As extreme cold sets in, be on the lookout for scams involving driveway shoveling, furnace inspections and utility bills, the Better Business Bureau says. 

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Consumer watchdogs are warning residents across Chicago and beyond to be on the lookout for lottery scams that cost residents tens of millions of dollars in the last year alone.

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As the school year approaches, the Internal Revenue Service has warned of a telephone scam targeting students.

Consumer Tips from "The Fixer"

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Stephanie Zimmerman

Chicago Sun-Times' "Fixer" columnist Stephanie Zimmermann posed as Jan Brady in an attempt to scam an e-mail scammer. She tells us what she uncovered.