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Former NBA player and All-Star Chris Gatling was arrested in Arizona Thursday in connection to a credit card and identity theft scam. He was arrested for fraud, aggravated identity theft and forgery. TMZ.com noted that police said Gatling was the “kingpin”...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Scott Polacek | Saturday, May 30, 2015
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"Now wicked people have taken control and good people are in jail."
From: Global Voices | By: Oiwan Lam | Friday, May 29, 2015
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For many years now, we've been covering the pay for delay scam that many pharmaceutical companies have used to effectively pay generic drug makers not to compete with them, even though they are able to do so. The full details of how the scam works are...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Friday, May 29, 2015
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Closing down the web’s biggest drug shop has simply cleared the way for competitorsROSS ULBRICHT, better known by his online pseudonym, “Dread Pirate Roberts”, is due to be sentenced today for his part in running the Silk Road, a now-defunct website...
From: The Economist | Friday, May 29, 2015
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Seniors vs. Crime is a special project that uses the force of the State Attorney General’s Office and volunteers to help educate and protect seniors from harmful activity. On the first Tuesday of the month, we will highlight real cases that could help...
From: Florida Times-Union | By: Martha R. Tromberg | Saturday, May 30, 2015
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John Stossel's eponymous show on Fox Business airs tonight at 9pm ET. The topic is "The College Scam" and features an interview with Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit and the University of Tennesse Law School. Reynolds is also a longtime critic of what he...
From: Reason | By: Nick Gillespie | Friday, May 29, 2015
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Romance scams and cyber crime are rampant among con artists out to earn trust with personal information to steal your money.
From: AARP | By: Managing Editor | Friday, May 29, 2015
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Filed under: Consumer Goods, Public Utilities, How to Save Money, Consumer Protection, Ripoffs & Scams Getty Images By Eric Reed NEW YORK -- Benjamin Franklin once wrote, "Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship." Much has...
From: Daily Finance | By: MainStreet.com | Friday, May 29, 2015
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The Department of Justice has made a grave error as several seized Megaupload domains are now being exploited for nefarious purposes. A few days ago both Megaupload.com and Megavideo.com began directing visitors to scams and malware, presumably because...
From: TorrentFreak | By: Ernesto | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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You may remember that the Internal Revenue Service announced late yesterday that about 100,000 taxpayers’ personal information was breached when thieves armed with their personal information were able to log in to the IRS transcript system and extract...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal grand jury on Friday indicted a Washington man who appeared last year on an MTV reality show about online scams on charges of making multiple threats against subway stations, buses and trains around the U.S. capital,...
From: Reuters | Saturday, May 30, 2015
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FROM STAFF REPORTSAuthorities say 911 is the best call residents can make to avoid a scam being pulled by criminals posing as Oklahoma City employees. Police say people posing as utility workers have burglarized at least three homes in recent days. The...
From: NewsOK | Saturday, May 30, 2015
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William Crum [img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/18/2015/05/OKC-Employee-Badge-Example.jpg]3682291[/img] Authorities say 911 is the best call residents can make to avoid a scam being pulled by criminals posing as Oklahoma City...
From: NewsOK | Friday, May 29, 2015
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How scammers steal identities and collect benefits using the Social Security death index. Tips to protect yourself
From: AARP | By: Managing Editor | Friday, May 29, 2015
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Iñigo Rumayor is the co-founder of Regalii, a FinTech startup that lets people send money overseas. When we started our FinTech startup Regalii, over 3 years ago, I thought that we knew everything there was to know about remittances, FinTech and its...
From: Business Insider | By: Iñigo Rumayor, co-founder of Regalii | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Arguments on the Internet are those things that people say you should never get in because it’s sort of like arguing with a brick wall. That was the case for one woman who was in a “Yard Sale” group on Facebook where she was selling some laundry...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Danny Cox | Friday, May 29, 2015
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FROM STAFF REPORTSOklahoma City police are warning residents about a scam involving people posing as utility workers to commit burglaries. The police department’s burglary unit is attempting to locate a group of transient travelers who have moved into...
From: NewsOK | Friday, May 29, 2015
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Scam alert: Telephone customers return one-ring calls from foreign phone numbers and are supposedly being charged hefty fees.
From: Snopes | Friday, May 29, 2015
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There’s nothing more satisfying than watching powerful men get carted away in handcuffs — or, in the case of FIFA officials, politely asked to be transported from one comfortable room to another if it wouldn’t be too much trouble, so very sorry...
From: Kissing Suzy Kobler | By: StuScott Booyahs | Friday, May 29, 2015
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Court hears four members of Eshpari family and one of their girlfriends funded lavish lifestyles by flogging cheap coloured diamonds...
From: Telegraph | By: Agency | Friday, May 29, 2015
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Fears of scams rise following industry reforms
From: Financial Times | Friday, May 29, 2015
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The only one of 15 Chinese nationals in custody following an indictment unsealed Thursday on charges related to paying impostors to take college entrance exams faces a federal detention hearing today in Boston.
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Plenty of folks think they could never be outsmarted by a hacker; plenty of them are wrong. In fact, perhaps 97% are wrong.
From: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Friday, May 29, 2015
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It alleged that Basu, who had attended the meeting of screening committee, insisted that VISUL should be recommended for the allocation.
From: The Economic Times | Friday, May 29, 2015
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Following our report of a seller who had £340,000 stolen by conmen hacking emails, another case has emerged - where fraudsters diverted a £270,000 payment...
From: Telegraph | By: Nicole Blackmore | Friday, May 29, 2015
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A Louisiana man was arrested on Thursday on charges rel […]
From: Silicon Angle | By: Duncan Riley | Friday, May 29, 2015
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Former US House of Representatives speaker Dennis Hastert has been indicted on federal charges, including lying to the FBI, relating to an alleged eff...
From: The Standard Hong Kong | Friday, May 29, 2015
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A "Chinese blessing” scam artist admitted to stealing about $60,000 in cash and jewelry....
From: New York Daily News | By: Shayna Jacobs | Friday, May 29, 2015
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A Milwaukee investment firm that says it -- like some of its clients -- was the victim of an alleged scam involving almost $180 million in fake U.S. Department of Agriculture-backed loans, appears to have shut down its business operations here.
From: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel | By: $rssAuthor | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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@doug_hanks Tara Smith, a deputy in Miami-Dade's procurement department, will take on the top job there, Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced Thursday. Smith's appointment as Internal Services director puts her in charge of an 880-person department that manages...
From: Miami Herald | By: Doug Hanks | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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The United States has indicted 15 people from China with fraud and conspiracy over a four-year scam to fake entry tests into American universities in what campaigners warn is a wider problem.
From: Channel News Asia | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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A scandal surrounding an academic degree scam spanning the globe and involving hundreds of fake online universities has rocked Pakistan and led to the unraveling of a yet-to-be-launched media empire that was supposedly poised to change the country's...
From: Voice of America | By: Ayesha Tanzeem | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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A judge has sentenced a Pittsburgh man to 7½ years in federal prison for his role in a counterfeit money scheme based in Uganda and several other scams.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: JOE MANDAK Associated Press | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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After learning that cyber criminals had accessed more than 100,000 tax return transcripts, I joked to the hubby that we're OK. As soon as they crooks saw that we never get tax refunds, they tossed our info. I wish my humorous take on this very serious...
From: Don't Mess with Taxes | By: skbell1 | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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A man once exposed on MTV's "Catfish" reality show about online scams was charged Wednesday with calling in fake threats against Metro stations, buses and trains in the nation's capital. Jerez Nehemiah Stone-Coleman, 20, who is ...
From: Las Vegas Sun | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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The US Department of Justice has charged 15 Chinese nationals with developing a scheme to have imposters take university entrance exams.
From: BBC | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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BJP today hit back at the Congress vice president, saying it was the Manmohan Singh government "led by Sonia Gandhi" that favoured corporates and paved way for big scams, including 2G and coal.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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The surprise federal election win by independent Cathy McGowan in Indi has been tarnished.
From: The Australian | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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WASHINGTON — A man once exposed on MTV's "Catfish" reality show about online scams was charged Wednesday with calling in fake threats against Metro stations, buses and trains in the...
From: New York Post | By: Associated Press | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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In past 5 to 10 years internet in India has grown considerably. Many people love to browse on Internet, however there are many who are interested in making a living out of it. In fact, today online jobs are becoming so popular that younger generation...
From: Recruiting Blogs | By: Priya N | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Filed under: Consumer Ally, Investment Fraud, Elder Care, Nursing Homes Getty Images By Juliette Fairley It used to be that Theresa Lyons, a single mother of three children, bartered with the elderly relatives in her family. "My aging mother and her...
From: Daily Finance | By: MainStreet.com | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Hotan (China) (AFP) - It was not until late on her wedding day that Aygul told her parents she was even in a relationship. And they were furious.A year later, her Uighur father was still so angry she had chosen a Han husband he beat her up in a Beijing...
From: Business Insider | By: Benjamin Haas | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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A Suspect involved in a fraud scam against a Shanghai securities firm involving more than 90 million yuan (US$14.5 million) in the 1990s has been arrested, police said yesterday.
From: China.org.cn | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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The Windows Store is getting a spring cleaning....
From: VentureBeat | By: Emil Protalinski | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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At least 40 people linked to Madhya Pradesh’s examination board scam have died under mysterious circumstances in the course of the three-year police investigation, sources close to the probe said on Wednesday.
From: Times of India | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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A former NBA All-Star has been arrested in Scottsdale on allegations he ran a massive online fraud scheme using credit cards of people from across the country.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Associated Press | Saturday, May 30, 2015
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Chris Gatling was arrested on Thursday for a very different kind of steal than he’s been paid for. The former New York Nets all-star has been collared on charges of credit card fraud. Online scams are nothing new, with criminals often using the guise...
From: The Inquisitr | By: David Cornell | Saturday, May 30, 2015
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Vincent (the Chin) Gigante is one of many named in the $143 million window scam....
From: New York Daily News | Saturday, May 30, 2015
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Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat today ordered an inquiry into alleged inflated and forged bills submitted by state government officials during the relief work of 2013 floods...
From: Hindustan Times | Saturday, May 30, 2015
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