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My google-fu is so weak I can’t even find the post from a few months ago when the Koch brothers were looking to hire “motivated young people” for a “temporary acting gig”. So I’m not sure whether that ad was related to Dave Weigel’s tale...
From: Balloon Juice | By: Anne Laurie | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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BEREA, Ohio -- Johnny Manziel explained Saturday that he has an awesome life and he enjoys every second of it, on and off the field. He also clarified that the reason there’s such a buzz about him is that he has fun, whether it’s playing football,...
From: ESPN | By: Pat McManamon | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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At one level, a crackdown on foreclosure rescue scams and not the overarching mortgage and foreclosure fraud is like letting the arsonist who set fire to the house go while busting the guy who took five bucks off the dresser before the house started...
From: Naked Capitalism | By: David Dayen | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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For years, it was “the Wild West” of real estate scams.
From: Sacramento Bee | By: CLAUDIA BUCK | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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* Proximate cause and the Incredible Hulk. Whatever, everyone knows Kirby was the real brains behind Palsgraf. [The Legal Geeks] * Someone is having fun with their RFAs: Admit… that we are going to whip the dog piss out of you. We were specifically...
From: Above the Law | By: Joe Patrice | Friday, July 25, 2014
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When Stayc Lafean launched a small towing company last month, spending $5,000 to print her new business phone number on trucks and advertisements, the Colorado woman never imagined she would fall victim to "caller ID spoofing" -- a scam in which virtually...
From: Fox News | By: Cristina Corbin | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara (@pkollipara). To subscribe by e-mail, click here. Send comments, criticism or ideas to Wonkbook at Washpost dot com. To read more by the Wonkblog team, click here. Follow...
From: Washington Post | By: Puneet Kollipara | Friday, July 25, 2014
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We've been slowly working toward a theory of crapification and if we manage to sort it out, we might even develop a school of craopnomics. But in reality, Corporate America presumably already has that well codified but has yet to release the playbook...
From: Naked Capitalism | By: Yves Smith | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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On the heels of reporting the trend of New York City Taxi and Limousine Officials improperly seizing cars under extremely dubious claims that they are illegal cabs (when they were actually transporting friends or family members of the driver), DNAInfo...
From: Reason | By: Scott Shackford | Friday, July 25, 2014
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by Betsy Morais Tourists are freaks. (For context: I work in Times Square.) Tourists are unnatural to the environment into which they insert themselves; they walk funny; they talk wrong. David Foster Wallace wrote (in a footnote) that to be a tourist...
From: The Awl | By: Betsy Morais | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Taking out the clutter is part and parcel of Spring cleaning. But instead of throwing away your belongings, you should try profiting off your used items while you're at it. Here are some suggestions on where you can unload your stuff for cash. Facebook:...
From: Coutorture | By: Emily Co | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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From: USA Today | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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Two South Florida brothers have been sentenced for their role in a multi-million dollar food stamp scam.
From: Miami Herald | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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WELLFLEET — A phone scam urging residents to provide money to a caller purporting to be from the Internal Revenue Service has snagged at least one victim in Wellfleet, according to the police.
From: Cape Cod Times | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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The Supreme Court on Friday appointed Additional Sessions Judge Bharat Parashar as the Special Judge in all the cases arising out of the coal block allocation scam The apex court also named senior advocate R S Cheema as Special Public Prosecutor...
From: Hindustan Times | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Scammers have been preying on the relatives of unaccompanied young migrants being held at two U.S. military bases by conning them into paying nonexistent fees to be reunited with their loved ones, officials said.
From: Seattle Times | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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HOUSTON (AP) -- Officials say scammers are preying on relatives of unaccompanied young migrants being held at two U.S. military bases by conning them into
From: Taiwan News | By: JUAN A. LOZANO | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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The 419 email scams promising to give pots of money in return for a small initial sum to that friendly Nigerian are passé. Now you have more luck conning people if you offer to show the “actual video” of rebels shooting down the Malaysian airplane...
From: Times of India | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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Time for more sludge from our comments queue, and we’ll have you know it was no easy task hosing off our keyboard after this visit. First up, a note from “NasalVacuum,” who we assume must be former Florida Rep. Trey Radel. NasalVacuum was not...
From: Wonkette | By: Doktor Zoom | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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HOUSTON — Scammers have been preying on the relatives of unaccompanied young migrants being held at two U.S. military bases by conning them into paying nonexistent fees to be reunited with their loved ones, officials said.
From: Worcester Telegram and Gazette | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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WELLFLEET – A phone scam urging residents to provide money to a caller purporting to be from the Internal Revenue Service has snagged at least one victim in Wellfleet, according to the police.
From: Cape Cod Times | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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Officials say scammers are preying on relatives of unaccompanied young migrants being held at two U.S. military bases by conning them into paying nonexistent fees to be reunited with their loved ones.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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One can forgive early believers like Andreessen for taking a few of victory laps, even if those laps are just short trots to the bank and back....
From: VentureBeat | By: Mark Sullivan | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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SIERRA VISTA — Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative is warning local businesses to be aware of a scam, after two Sierra Vista companies recently reported receiving phone calls demanding payments to prevent their electricity from being shut off....
From: Free Republic | By: Sierra Vista Herald | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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A cocky radio DJ-turned-conman from the south coast has gone to ground a few days shy of his 21st birthday, after his latest scam left several small businesses and young DJs thousands of dollars out of pocket....
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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A cocky radio DJ-turned-conman from the south coast has gone to ground a few days shy of his 21st birthday, after his latest scam left several small businesses and young DJs thousands of dollars out of pocket....
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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This wine scammer could face decades in jail....
From: MarketWatch | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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Japan has a problem. Recently, a large portion of the country's population decided that marriage is some sort of scam meant to trick you out of your hard-earned money, and that they want absolutely nothing to do with it. Luckily, Japan apparently saw...
From: Cracked | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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An accused cyberthief had to cut short his Caribbean honeymoon to appear in a Manhattan courtroom. Laurence Brinkmeyer pleaded not guilty and was ordered held on $1 million bail Friday after voluntarily returning from Aruba about a week early to face...
From: New York Daily News | By: SHAYNA JACOBS | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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For those concerned about John Gruber and the Affordable Care Act, Scott Galupo at AmCon observes that the full text of his comments show that Gruber was describing a counterfactual to the Halbig scenario. If a guy says ‘my crazy neighbor thinks I...
From: Balloon Juice | By: Tim F. | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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The trial of coal block allotment scam cases is all set to begin from September 1 as the Delhi High Court on Friday nominated Bharat Parashar as special judge.
From: Times of India | Friday, July 25, 2014
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It seems that the easiest people to scam are those who have been scammed. According to Doug Shadel an expert at AARP: “It’s pretty well known in the fraud world that the best list to get is the list of people who have already been taken.”read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Ken Eisold, Ph.D. | Friday, July 25, 2014
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A 43-year-old Jamaican man was sentenced this week to federal prison for his alleged part in a now-dismantled fake-ID scam at the Osceola County tax-collector's office....
From: Orlando Sentinel | By: By Kevin P. Connolly, Staff Writer | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Almost £500m and at least one life lost to pension scams, says regulator as new campaign launched
From: Financial Times | Friday, July 25, 2014
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By Small Cap Reporter:There's no denying that the summer typically is a slower time of year especially for the OTC/small cap marketplace. Over the course of the last several posts, my focus has been on many companies in the burgeoning marijuana sector....
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Small Cap Reporter | Friday, July 25, 2014
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One of our China lawyers just got the following email which, interestingly enough went to the spam folder.  I mention that it went to the spam folder because it shows that Outlook recognized it for what it contained, a fairly standard China domain name...
From: China Law Blog | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Some people say that Bitcoin is risky to use, because there’s no way to reverse payment if the other party decides to scam you. If you’re worried about this, it might be better to use escrow services such as PayPal, … Continue reading →...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Mellisa Tolentino | Friday, July 25, 2014
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I am usually reading four or five books at once. Most of them are “winter reading” for articles that I am doing, but among the books that aren’t: Kai Bird’s The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames, which is about the CIA agent, killed...
From: In These Times | By: In These Times Staff | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Sacramento County will reopen a financial fraud unit in January after reports of scams against the elderly have gone up dramatically since Adult Protective Services eliminated the unit several years ago.
From: Sacramento Bee | By: Brad Branan | Monday, July 28, 2014
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BY BOB HOLT NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM The story of two Russian hackers who obtained information from StubHub ticket accounts took a turn through Kearny along the way. Vadim Polyakov and Nikolay Matveyehuk are accused of hacking into 1,600 StubHub accounts...
From: New Jersey Newsroom | Friday, July 25, 2014
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If you've been looking for a job, you've seen ads that offer great pay for entry level positions. Lots of scams exist out there, and one way to detect a scammer is by paying attention to who does the talking at a job interview.Read more......
From: Lifehacker | By: Dave Greenbaum | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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The enforcement directorate ED has concluded again that former joint director general organising committee of the 2010 Commonwealth Games TS Darbari had no role to play in the hiring of services for the Queens Baton Relay QBR held in London in the runup...
From: Hindustan Times | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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This is the seventh of eight entries in a Yahoo Sports series on the toughest jobs in sports. Click here to check out previous stories and a schedule for what's to come. In his three previous jobs, Derrick Crawford ferreted out government corruption...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Jeff Eisenberg | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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Beware of scams in hotels and online, plus tips for keeping your home secure.
From: Seattle Times | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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Inside the surreal recruitment process of a legendary club—or something like it—at New York University...
From: The Atlantic | By: ​Matt King | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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