Matt Rourke, Associated Press FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2012, file photo, a man walks past a Wells Fargo branch in Philadelphia. SALT LAKE CITY — Utah customers of Wells Fargo Bank beware, scammers are out to get your personal account information using fake text messages to your smartphone. The Utah Division of Consumer Protection this week announced the office had received a report that scam texts purporting to be from Wells Fargo Bank are being sent to consumers via their mobile devices. The “crucial” account alert text tells the recipient to call a phone number that leads to a recorded message claiming the person’s Wells Fargo bank account was compromised and the bank needs to confirm important personal information. The agency said the recorded message then prompts consumers to enter the information so their ATM card can be reissued. The phony message asks for the customer's Wells Fargo ATM card number, pin number and ATM card expiration date, along with … [Read more...] about Utah consumers targeted by ‘Wells Fargo’ text scheme
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Surging prices and limited supply pushed home sales on the Wasatch Front to their lowest level in three years, with Utah’s urban counties seeing significant market slowdowns as 2018 ended. Full pricing and sales data by ZIP code illuminate what is now an extended trend. As prices and mortgage interest rates continued to rise, 6,781 single-family homes changed hands over the five-county area in the past three months, nearly 9 percent fewer than sold in fall 2017, according to new figures published Monday by the Salt Lake Board of Realtors. All five Wasatch Front counties saw home sales decline for the fourth quarter of 2018, according to the latest data, ranging from 4 percent down in Weber County and 5 percent in Davis, to an 11 percent drop in rapidly growing Utah County and a sizable 14 percent decline in Tooele County. Sales for October, November and December fell 10 percent in Salt Lake County. Prices, meanwhile, leapt over the same period. In Salt Lake County, the … [Read more...] about Utah’s homes prices have spiked and sales have slowed along the Wasatch Front. Check out the real estate market in your ZIP code.
Steve Griffin, Deseret News FILE - Sunrise lights the Salt Lake City skyline as a thick blanket of fog covers the Salt Lake Valley on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. SALT LAKE CITY — Utah is a low-cost, healthy state. A large population of youth and a long list of healthy behaviors helps to keep it that way. But those factors are changing, taking Utah's reputation along with it. An aging population, increasing health care needs and changing demographics are making Utah's health care costs grow at one of the fastest rates in the country — maybe enough to derail the health of the populace, or at least lose pace with it, a new report from the University of Utah's Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute states. The report details issues that may affect the cost and quality of health care in Utah in the coming years and decades. A few of the state's experts on health care gathered Wednesday to discuss it. "The state is changing, the demographics are changing and those changes are going to … [Read more...] about Rising costs, aging population threaten Utah’s ‘healthy state’ status