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"Former Sex Worker Maggie McNeill on Why We Should Decriminalize Prostitution." Produced by Alexis Garcia. Shot by Garcia and Zach Weissmueller. Music by Lee Maddeford. About 30 minutes. The original release date was July 14, 2014 and the original writeup...
From: Reason | By: Alexis Garcia | Sunday, July 20, 2014
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Filed under: Saving Rich Pedroncelli/AP By Maria Vultaggio | @mariamzzarella | m.vultaggio@ibtimes.com Millions of Americans with shoddy credit are being offered auto loans by used car dealerships, regardless of their ability to pay back the money, the...
From: Daily Finance | By: IBTimes | Monday, July 21, 2014
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SYDNEY — In a sick revelation, scammers have set up fake Facebook profiles using the identities of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 victims amid claims that credit cards may have been stolen from the crash site. On Friday, Ukrainian MP Anton Gerashchenko...
From: Mashable | By: Jenni Ryall | Monday, July 21, 2014
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  Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better...
From: SlashFilm | By: Christopher Stipp | Saturday, July 19, 2014
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Is Miley Cyrus dead? A death hoax took over the internet in the overnight hours, claiming that Cyrus was found dead in a hotel room in Los Angeles. The alleged cause of death? A drug overdose. According to The Epoch Times, the hoax is actually part of...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Effie Orfanides | Sunday, July 20, 2014
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Last week, India’s market regulator SEBI ordered the founder of Satyam Computer, Ramalinga Raju, and four of its former executives to repay about $308 million in alleged gains from an accounting scandal at India’s top outsourcing firm. Adding the...
From: Forbes | By: Saritha Rai | Monday, July 21, 2014
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America was founded on two basic principles, when you boil it all down:Each person has unalienable rights, among them life, liberty (including the freedom to choose where to be, when and how, along with ownership of property necessary and incidental...
From: The Market Ticker | By: genesis | Saturday, July 19, 2014
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It was 45 years ago today when I sat in front of a (B&W and tube-powered) television as a young boy and watched a man set foot on the moon live.We didn't have computers, our telephone had a rotary dial and was on the wall, a mere transistor radio...
From: The Market Ticker | By: genesis | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Is Miley Cyrus dead? That's what everyone in the Facebook world was wondering when a rumor started swirling online that the twerker was in fact dead. "{SHOCKING) Miley Cyrus Found Dead in Her Los Angeles Home! Country singer Miley Cyrus found overdosed...
From: Just So You Know | By: Ashley Rose | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Almost 300 people have contacted the consumer watchdog since January in relation to a range of scams.
From: Irish Examiner | By: IrishExaminer.com | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Miley Cyrus is the latest celebrity to be pronounced dead by a recent social media hoax. A Facebook post that went viral Saturday afternoon said the 21-year-old singer was “found dead in her Los Angeles home” after she “overdosed.” However, the...
From: Showbiz Spy | By: Adam | Monday, July 21, 2014
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By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) – U.S. officials warned on Sunday that scammers are attempting to prey on the families of some of the tens of thousands of unaccompanied child immigrants crossing the border from Latin America, seeking money for...
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Sunday, July 20, 2014
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The Craigslist scam in which a potential buyer offers to send you a check for more than the price of the item you're selling -- in order to pocket the difference -- is back.
From: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel | By: $rssAuthor | Sunday, July 20, 2014
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As a TV and movie star for nearly six decades, the Oklahoma kid made the hard art of acting seem like a game — as deft and persuasive as a gambler's con...
From: Time | By: Richard Corliss | Sunday, July 20, 2014
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Miley Cyrus is the victim of another death hoax. In recent hours, a fake Facebook report went viral, claiming that the pop star had allegedly been "found dead in her Los Angeles home!"...
From: Gossip Cop | By: Daniel Gates | Sunday, July 20, 2014
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U.S. officials warned on Sunday that scammers are attempting to prey on the families of some of the tens of thousands of unaccompanied child immigrants crossing the border from Latin America, seeking money for phony travel costs. "One fraud scheme involved...
From: Free Republic | By: Reuters | Sunday, July 20, 2014
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U.S. officials warned on Sunday that scammers are attempting to prey on the families of some of the tens of thousands of unaccompanied child immigrants crossing the border from Latin America, seeking money for phony travel costs. A Federal Bureau of...
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Sunday, July 20, 2014
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SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - U.S. officials warned on Sunday that scammers are attempting to prey on the families of some of the tens of thousands of unaccompanied child immigrants crossing the border from Latin America, seeking money for phony travel costs....
From: Reuters | Sunday, July 20, 2014
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Fake Facebook pages have been set up using the names of those killed in plane tragedy.
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Sunday, July 20, 2014
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So-called "click fraudsters" are setting up fake Facebook pages in the names of Australian MH17 victims to profit from a lucrative internet scam....
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Sunday, July 20, 2014
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Filed under: Personal Finance Sam Yeh, AFP/Getty Image Microsoft's massive layoffs were the biggest story of this past week, but our readers were also sharing our great piece on how to get a refund for electronics you overpaid for a long time ago. We...
From: Daily Finance | By: DailyFinance Staff | Sunday, July 20, 2014
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July 19, 2014 (WAU) – South Sudanese president, Salva Kiir said his former deputy-turned rebel leader, Riek Machar should be tried in court for alleged involvement in corruption during his eight-year tenure in office. “Dr. Riek Machar was the one...
From: Sudan Tribune | By: SudanTribube.com | Sunday, July 20, 2014
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Hey, do you have protection? I know, it's a personal question but the boom in online booking agencies could send some of us bust....
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Saturday, July 19, 2014
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A day after SC proposed Gopal Subramaniums name for appointment as special public prosecutor to try all the cases relating to the coal block allocation scam HT has learnt that the senior advocate is unlikely to accept the offer...
From: Hindustan Times | Saturday, July 19, 2014
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This sophisticated scam left a family stranded in Brazil.
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Saturday, July 19, 2014
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This sophisticated scam left a family stranded in Brazil.
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Saturday, July 19, 2014
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The tournament scams:
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Saturday, July 19, 2014
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There are many ways that scammers take advantage of unsuspecting tourists, but more common schemes can be avoided if travelers stay alert, and take a few basic precautions. For one thing, tourists should always be wary of anything offered for "free,"...
From: Mashable | By: Jessica Plautz | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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From: Arizona Republic | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Australia's consumer watchdog has warned people to be wary of scams seeking to take advantage of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 tragedy, saying false Face...
From: The Standard Hong Kong | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Australia's consumer watchdog has warned people to be wary of scams seeking to take advantage of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 tragedy, saying false Facebook profiles had already been set up.
From: Channel News Asia | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Taxi drivers, hotel workers and overfriendly locals are among those capable of tricking unsuspecting tourists....
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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During the phone call, Derrick also advised Torres not to contact the police because he could be arrested for the large sum on money, deported back to Africa and "executed" upon his return.
From: Newark Star-Ledger | By: Don E. Woods | South Jersey Times | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Brides and grooms scammed out of their wedding reception deposits by reBar owner Jason Stevens cheered his sentencing Monday with sangria and beer at a DUMBO bar less than a...
From: New York Post | By: Josh Saul | Monday, July 21, 2014
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July 22, 2014 1:35 AMPOLICE are investigating at least 27 cases of an online scam in which victims were duped of around $33,000 after receiving fake e-mail notifications....
From: Straits Times | Monday, July 21, 2014
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It is a disgusting reality that when tragedy strikes, there’s always going to be someone out there trying to take advantage of it for personal gain. That’s what’s happening in the wake of downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was reportedly...
From: Consumerist | By: Mary Beth Quirk | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Europe weighs Russian sanctions, scammers make fake Facebook pages of victims, and looting reported at crash site...
From: Salon.com | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Just in time for the fourth anniversary of its creation, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced its expanding the type of consumer complaints it accepts to include prepaid cards and other nonbank products. Consumers who encounter issues with...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Monday, July 21, 2014
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You can’t flop in front of a driver who didn’t see you flop....
From: Break | Monday, July 21, 2014
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The latest “Weird Al” Yankovic video may be one of the those on his latest album Mandatory Fun which doesn’t make fun of other music videos. Instead, the master of music parody is poking fun at your “Lame Claim to Fame.” We all know that person,...
From: The Inquisitr | By: David Cornell | Monday, July 21, 2014
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In the wake of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 disaster, there were initial reports that looting at the rebel-controlled scene would result in further suffering for the families of the accident’s victims. On Friday, senior Ukraine official Anton...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Kim LaCapria | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Here's something to quickly deplete your faith in humanity: Scammers who hope to take advantage of internet users are creating fake Facebook pages using the names of victims who perished when MH17 was shot down over Ukraine last week. The Sydney Morning...
From: Business Insider | By: Caroline Moss | Monday, July 21, 2014
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From an unquestioning Reuters: Scammers target families of illegal child immigrants to U.S.: FBI By Jim Forsyth | July 20, 2014 SAN ANTONIO — (Reuters) – U.S. officials warned on Sunday that scammers are attempting to prey on the families of some...
From: Sweetness and Light | By: Steve | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Scammers called "click fraudsters" are setting up fake Facebook pages of victims of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 to defraud unsuspecting Internet users. Read more......
From: Jezebel | By: Rebecca Rose | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Tourist scams are most common across Europe, according to new research about holiday scams around the world...
From: Telegraph | By: Soo Kim | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Yesterday, the Detroit Red Wings unveiled plans for their brand new publicly subsidized $450 million arena development. The arena, which promises to include $200 million additional investments in mixed-used development, will break ground in September....
From: Deadspin | By: Bill Bradley | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Famed investor Bill Ackman has been in a long-running battle against Herbalife, a maker of health shakes. Ackman is loudly short the company, and believes the business is scam. Anyway, Value investor Whitney Tilson, who runs Kase Capital, writes that...
From: Business Insider | By: Julia La Roche | Monday, July 21, 2014
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While families of the Malaysia Flight 17 crash victims face an agonizing wait for proper burials, online scammers have already started to hijack their memories for profit. At least six Facebook pages were created using the names of victims killed when...
From: Washington Post | By: Andrea Peterson | Monday, July 21, 2014
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(Hello, this is a feature that will run through the entire season and aims to recap the weekend’s events and boils those events down to one admittedly superficial fact or stupid opinion about each team. Feel free to complain about it.) Tanner Glass...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Ryan Lambert | Monday, July 21, 2014
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What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Credit cards and miles 2. Buy it for life: backpack 3. Lending Club? 4. Unexpected...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Trent | Monday, July 21, 2014
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