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Hey, my friends! So, it’s time for the holidays, and everyone we all know is flying all around the world, going to exciting places with beaches, or skiing back home in quote “Europe” unquote, or going back to their terrible girlfriend’s or terrible...
From: The Beijinger | By: tomarnstein | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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You may have heard radio ads for weight loss supplements named AF Plus and Final Trim, promising “24 hours of fat burning power” and “maximum weight loss,” along with supposed real-world testimonials about how well these pills worked — and...
From: Consumerist | By: Chris Morran | Friday, February 5, 2016
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I coined the term—now I’ve come back to fix what I started.
From: The Atlantic | By: Robinson Meyer | Friday, February 5, 2016
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(Reuters) - Stumping for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Tinder is getting some women banned from the online dating app after sending campaign messages to prospective matches. Two women - one from Iowa and the other from New Jersey...
From: Lemondrop | By: Sam Levine | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Roger Anderson, a telephony expert, developed the Jolly Roger Telephone Company to block and madden robocallers. (more…)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Friday, February 5, 2016
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The Brothers Grimsby, or Grimsby, depending on which side of the Atlantic you call home, certainly sounds amusing enough. Mark Strong is England’s top spy, an unstoppable James Bond type with all of the skills you’d find in a movie action hero. Sacha...
From: SlashFilm | By: Jacob Hall | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Have you ever wondered how customers could slide their cards through and enter their PINs on a compromised payment terminal without even noticing? While some skimming schemes involve Bluetooth transmitters and require disassembling the device, installing...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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Strauss-Kahn demonstrates that even tarnished brand names can still be monetized.
From: Naked Capitalism | By: Yves Smith | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Ten people, including nine from Florida, are pleading guilty to filing fake income tax refunds and fake food stamp applications. Acting U.S. Attorney Christopher Canova announced the guilty pleas on Friday. Canova's office said in a statement that those...
From: South Florida Sun-Sentinel | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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WhatsApp has reportedly been the target of a new scam which deceives users into disclosing personal information.
From: Times of India | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Former Survivor star Mike Skupin was jailed on Friday (February 5) on several charges including the possession of child pornography. The 54-year-old former reality star was charged with five counts of larceny, one count of racketeering and six counts...
From: Just Jared | By: Just Jared | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Is tanking about game theory or a way to stuff revenues into the owner's pockets? For a long time, most baseball fans just assumed tanking would never be a problem in Major League Baseball the way it has been in the NBA. It always seemed that there were...
From: Royals Review | By: Tyler Drenon | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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It’s Feb. 5, and the Mega Millions winning numbers are in. That means it’s time to grab your Mega Millions ticket and start comparing your numbers. Here is the live drawing video that took place Feb. 5, 2016, at 11 p.m. ET, to ensure that you have...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Charisse Van Horn | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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A lottery winner from five years ago is suing the very entity that runs the games, claiming that he should have won a bigger prize. You may remember the reason why that’s a valid argument: a former security official with the Multi-State Lottery Association...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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Survivor 2 Alum Michael Skupin was arrested and charged with six counts of child pornography and conducting and running a criminal enterprise–for his role in running and representing the Ponzi scheme. Skupin was arrested and arraigned on Friday; the...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Chrissie Williams | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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A former insurance consultant put his knowledge of the industry into organising six fake car accidents, and one time was seen directing a rogue driver to reverse and drive into the car ahead a second time to cause more damage....
From: Irish Examiner | By: IrishExaminer.com | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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It’s Feb. 5, and that means it’s time for the next Mega Millions drawing. The jackpot has rolled to $71 million and excitement is high to see if there will be a Mega Millions grand prize winner, or if the jackpot will keep growing. As it’s Super...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Charisse Van Horn | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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This just makes our skin crawl. On Friday, former Survivor contestant Michael Skupin was charged with MULTIPLE counts of child pornography possession. The 54-year-old — who just went by Skupin on the show — is being charged with six counts after...
From: Perez Hilton | By: Perez Hilton | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Former “Survivor” contestant Michael Skupin has been charged with possession of child pornography, the Michigan attorney general said Friday. In all, the 54-year-old was charged with six counts of possession of child sexually abusive materials, along...
From: The Wrap | By: Tim Kenneally | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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http://www.wtsp.com/story/money/2016/02/05/scammers-target-supermarket-self-checkout-lines/79865294/
From: Free Republic | By: WTSP.COM | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Another day. Another rant from Sarah Palin that makes one think a lot less of her. Strike that. I’ve already reached the point where I can’t have a lower opinion of her than I currently have. It started with her using her nitwit daughter to attack...
From: Red State | By: ( | Friday, February 5, 2016
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If you're thinking of adding some money to your rainy-day fund, then there are a few ways to make a quick buck. But making money isn't always easy, and some of these tasks are time-consuming, so be sure to pick ones that you don't mind doing. Here are...
From: SavvySugar | By: Emily Co | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Could it happen again? Failure of SEC allowed scam to prosper.
From: ABC News | Friday, February 5, 2016
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You get sent to a call center where people overcome your objections and take your money. What you don’t get is a job.Continue reading on Medium »...
From: The Billfold | By: Nicole Dieker | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Nothing ignites our neighborhood association’s email list like the appearance of home security system salesmen. Once or twice a year, salespeople will canvass our neighborhood, knocking on doors, urging us to sign up for their service. Invariably,...
From: McSweeney's | Friday, February 5, 2016
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[…] Irish rogue traders jailed for targeting the vulnerable and elderly...
From: The Irish Post | By: Nemesha Balasundaram | Friday, February 5, 2016
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The court, which took cognisance of the CBI's charge sheet in the case, asked them to appear before it February 29.
From: The Economic Times | Friday, February 5, 2016
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We are aware of an ongoing telephone scam where an individual claiming to be an IRS agent calls residents, states there is an arrest warrant or legal proceedings against the victim, and that the matter can be cleared up by making an immediate wire payment...
From: Franklin Matters | Friday, February 5, 2016
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KHON KAEN -- Police are investigating a wholesale mobile phone business scheme in which an army colonel and his girlfriend allegedly scammed 145 victims out of 72.5 million baht.
From: Bangkok Post | Friday, February 5, 2016
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A father and son from Manhattan were convicted Thursday of bilking 1,300 people who invested in their sham vending-machine business out of nearly $11 million, authorities said. From 2005 to 2011, Kenneth Levin, 69, and his son Taylor, 34, used various...
From: New York Post | By: Lia Eustachewich | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Stan Kroenke, a businessman who quite possibly wears the skinned pelt of a wombat atop his head on purpose, isn’t a popular man in St. Louis. He recently moved the Rams off to Los Angeles, drawing the ire of pretty much everyone there. So how should...
From: Deadspin | By: Patrick Redford | Friday, February 5, 2016
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A father and son who ran a shady vending machine business have been convicted of bilking $11 million from investors....
From: New York Daily News | By: Victoria Bekiempis | Friday, February 5, 2016
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A man who cashed $300,000 worth of counterfeit checks created using personal information he stole by peeking over Wal-Mart customers' shoulders has been sentenced to 34 months in prison.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: JOE MANDAK Associated Press | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man who cashed $300,000 worth of counterfeit checks created using personal information he stole by peeking over Wal-Mart customers’ shoulders has been sentenced to 34 months in prison. Thirty-five-year-old Robert MacVittie and...
From: Seattle Times | By: JOE MANDAK | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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One devious genius has created a robot to string telemarketers along—and the results are comedy gold. Fed up with unwanted calls, telecom professional Roger Anderson programmed software—which he cheekily named the Jolly Roger Telephone Co.—to converse...
From: AdWeek | By: Gabriel Beltrone | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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With the Super Bowl just around the corner, the market’s getting flooded with fake jerseys. Before you waste your cash on trash, CBS suggests taking a look at the threads on the inside of the jersey. Read more......
From: Lifehacker | By: Thorin Klosowski | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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As fans begin to flood into the Bay Area for Super Bowl 50, the NFL and law enforcement officials on Thursday warned of fake tickets and merchandise scams....
From: Denver Post | By: By Daniel BonifaceThe Denver Post | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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When it comes to the stadium scam, there are few things worse than the local media cheerleading the rich guys and urging local governments to spend hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars to make sports teams happy. This would be worse: the Las Vegas...
From: Deadspin | By: Barry Petchesky | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Attacking Congress, he asked, "why is it that Congress leaders are always caught in the thick of scams and allegations of corruption".
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JODjtsQOC3Y&w=650&h=396] Subscribe to UPROXX You’d think that, by now, telemarketing would be a thing of the past. Unfortunately, it’s not, and as con men have discovered phone technology, we’re all...
From: Gamma Squad | By: danuproxx | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Marco Rubio could hardly wait for President Obama to finish his speech at a Maryland mosque before laying into him for something he never said. Young Marco rushed out in New Hampshire to slam President Obama before anyone else could, accusing the President...
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Brent Larkin at Cleveland.com got his hands on a copy of a list of proposed development projects that was submitted to the Ohio state government by group of Columbus business leaders. One proposed project on the list asks for $5 million in public funds...
From: Deadspin | By: Tom Ley | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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So far, this season of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" has exemplified much of what the series does best. It kicked off with a sequel to one of its most popular episodes, reminding fans of how creator Rob McElhenney and fellow writers/producers Glenn...
From: Indiewire | By: Ben Travers | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Retired high school teacher and Catholic Joaquin Oviedo was raised not to question people in roles of authority — like priests. So when Erwin Mena waltzed into his southern California church claiming to be a man of the cloth, few guessed the priest...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Shelley Hazen | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Incidents of identity theft held fairly steady last year, according to a new report by Javelin Strategy and Research. It would seem with time-honored methods of ripping people off going the way of Bonnie and Clyde, fraudsters -- ever sophisticated, creative...
From: AOL Television | By: Adam Levin | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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The case pertains to alleged irregularities in allocation of Brahmapuri coal block in Madhya Pradesh to accused firm Pushp Steels and Mining Pvt Ltd.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Maharashtra governor C Vidyasagar Rao on Thursday gave his sanction to the CBI to prosecute former chief minister Ashok Chavan in the Adarsh housing scam case.
From: Times of India | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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US Billionaire Naguib Sawiris and his Contrack Watts, a major US defence contractor, turn out to have ties to North Korea, via an amazingly profitable mobile phone company
From: Naked Capitalism | By: Richard Smith | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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A Chicago woman has been charged with posing as a federal housing official to scam homeowners out of money. Cynthia Wallace, 45, is charged with one count of falsely assuming and pretending to be an officer of the United States, according to a statement...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Daniel Brown | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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