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To the surprise of no one, the House Select Committee's eighth report is expected to contain no major revelations
From: Salon.com | By: Eric Boehlert, Media Matters | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Who needs Tinder when your parent is a matchmaker?
From: College Candy | By: College Candy | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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It seems everyone has one: the eccentric relative much gossiped about. For Walter Shapiro, it's his great-uncle, Freeman Bernstein. The vaudeville manager, boxing promoter, card shark and stock swindler managed to scam the Third Reich. Shapiro writes...
From: NPR | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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The GOP nominee has yet to mount an actual campaign. How much longer can our pundits pretend this is a horse race?
From: Salon.com | By: Eric Boehlert, Media Matters | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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A passer-by wouldn't know it, but the vacant lot for sale at 2121 Geronimo Way has an infamous history. It's linked to notorious mother-and-son grifters Sante and Kenneth Kimes, who were imprisoned after a crime spree that included murder, arson, theft,...
From: Las Vegas Sun | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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ISLAMABAD: A court has awarded 13-year jail term to an international drug baron, Ibrahim Koko, who was fraudulently brought to Pakistan last year. His two facilitators, who helped in issuance of a fake domicile to him, have also been sentenced to 11...
From: Dawn | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Today TPM's Caitlin MacNeal brought us the news that Donald Trump and his scion Donald Trump Jr have been bombarding members of the UK House of Commons with fundraising email spam asking for contributions to his political campaign. He even offers to...
From: Talking Points Memo | By: Josh Marshall | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Twenty people have been arrested for allegedly duping customers out of $126 million in a decades-long telemarketing scam based in Southern California.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Associated Press | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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A new law proposed in China would extend consumer prote […]...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Duncan Riley | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Manhattan federal investigators charged three men with orchestrating a $12 million swindle that appears to have cheated an A&E reality star and others out of $11 million. Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara charged three men posing as movie producers...
From: New York Post | By: Kaja Whitehouse, Tom O'Connor | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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There’s a popular hoax circulating on social media and many food stamp recipients have already begun celebrating, but there’s a big catch. Apparently, the story is nothing more than a rumor; a viral hoax created to capture the attention of social...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Meaghan Ellis | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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A CEO associated with the fracking industry is accused of using investor money on his sexual appetite instead of investing in the business. He was also an ally of Republican Senator Marco Rubio. SEC Alleges Misconduct By Breitling Energy’s Chris Faulkner...
From: Oliver Willis | By: Oliver Willis | Monday, June 27, 2016
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“Our got which has provided a report as evidence against former CM Sheila Dikshit is being interrogated instead of the perpetrators of corruption and crime.
From: The Economic Times | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Taxpayer security, despite some recent issues, actually is improving. That's the word from the Internal Revenue Service and its private sector Security Summit partners Tax crooks tried to claim $1.1 billion in fraudulent refunds on 171,000 returns this...
From: Don't Mess with Taxes | By: skbell1 | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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I'm having an issue that's above my competence level. As we're working on improving the security measures that are in place in our network, we found (among others) one flaw that we have no idea how to fix. We have our own SMTP server locally based on...
From: Server Fault | By: Tom | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Steven Hayward
From: Power Line | By: Steven Hayward | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Vicki Gunvalson and Kelly Meza-Dodd are hitting if off on the new season of Real Housewives of Orange County. Gunvalson needs all the friends she can get after last season’s cancer controversy, but will she be able to save her friendship with Shannon...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Perry Carpenter | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Roberto Rincón was the Steve Jobs of PDVSA contract-rigging. He now sits in a U.S. prison cell, trying to reduce his sentence from over 100 years to 13. The post The fallen kingpin: Roberto Rincon’s story appeared first on Caracas Chronicles....
From: Caracas Chronicles | By: Francisco Toro | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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I suspect – hope – many have heard of ATM scammers, people who try to get information about your card while you are withdrawing cash from an ATM. I will usually look at a machine to see if it looks like someone has tampered with it and I always use...
From: Crooked Timber | By: Eszter Hargittai | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Ransomware scam artists have a good thing going. They infect some computers and inflict a distasteful—but ultimately logical—choice on the victims: Pay up or lose your data. Ransoms can be an expensive lesson for most. Many consumers opt not to pay...
From: PC World | By: Robert Lemos | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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The sixth season of Game of Thrones has now come to a close following the show’s epic finale on Sunday evening. However, that finale left a lot of questions to be answered and with at least ten months until the premiere of Game of Thrones Season 7,...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Josh Moorcroft | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Last season of The Real Towel Animals of Fashion Island Mall was long and tedious because it was all about a cancer scam perpetrated by Vicki's boyfriend Brooks, an ogre turd who somehow became a Vaudeville star. This season seems like it will be equally...
From: New York Magazine | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Volkswagen would repair or buy back polluting diesel vehicles and pay each owner as much as $10,000 under a $14.7 billion deal the carmaker has reached to settle lawsuits stemming from its emissions cheating scandal, a person briefed on the settlement...
From: Japan Times | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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A former high school chemistry teacher from San Jose has been charged in a “catfishing” scam with posing online as a teenage girl to lure young boys into sending him sexually explicit videos and photographs, prosecutors said. Douglas Le, 25, faces...
From: Los Angeles Times | By: Veronica Rocha | Monday, June 27, 2016
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A woman was indicted for her role in a reportedly fraudulent vacation rental.
From: Newark Star-Ledger | By: Sallie Graziano | For NJ.com | Monday, June 27, 2016
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Buddhist leaders are cautioning tourists about ‘Fake Monks’. These men in orange robes are aggressively begging on the streets of popular cities and persistently extorting money for temples that do not exist. Simply because a person wears an orange...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Alap Naik Desai | Monday, June 27, 2016
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German giant Deutsche Telekom is warning customers to change their passwords after finding that up to 120,000 customers' data was being sold on the black market.
From: The Local Germany | By: TheLocal | Monday, June 27, 2016
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Florida Man Cons Mentally Disabled Woman By Posing As Country Star Jason Aldean A Tampa Bay man scammed a mentally disabled woman by pretending to be country music star Jason Aldean according to Click Orlando: Largo police told WFLA-TV...
From: Bossip | By: deolacola | Monday, June 27, 2016
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Men in orange robes first appeared at the High Line, a New York City public park The post Warning to New York tourists: Beware hostile ‘monks’ appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: The Associated Press | Monday, June 27, 2016
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Ultra-cheap Ringing Bells Freedom 251 Android phone previously thought to be scam will ship in batch of 200,000 – but company will make loss on each handsetThe $4 Indian phone that some thought might never materialise reportedly does exist, but only...
From: The Guardian | By: Samuel Gibbs | Monday, June 27, 2016
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SIT arrested Jha on the basis of evidences of his "involvement" in the Intermediate Toppers scam, Patna's SSP Manu Maharaj said.
From: The Economic Times | Monday, June 27, 2016
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A prominent member of Melbourne's Indian community said he knew of at least 40 Indians who had paid large cash sums to obtain fake skilled and student visas in an effort to get permanent residency....
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Monday, June 27, 2016
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This is the fourth in a series of posts in response to emails and comments asking us to expound upon how Western companies can better negotiate with Chinese companies on technology deals. In part one, Negotiating With Chinese Companies: Be The Rabbit,...
From: China Law Blog | By: Dan Harris | Monday, June 27, 2016
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The ‘419’ scam is well known in Nigeria for boasting empty promises of stupendous returns which induce victims to willingly part with their valued possessions. The perpetrators of this fraud, ply their trade nationwide with targets which cut across...
From: Vanguard News Nigeria | By: Tony Chinonso | Monday, June 27, 2016
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Authorities say a Tampa Bay-area man swindled a mentally disabled woman by pretending to be country music star Jason Aldean.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Associated Press | Monday, June 27, 2016
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Todd Dyer, the Lake Geneva felon who taunted federal prosecutors, telling them to “bring it on,” has been indicted on a charge of the third time in one year. Federal authorities say Dyer used his father’s name to scam a family.
From: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel | By: $rssAuthor | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Why Ethereum and smart contracts don't and will never live up to their hype.
From: Naked Capitalism | By: Yves Smith | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Give this much to Donald Trump: The man knows how to grift. In addition to the notorious Trump University scam, it looks like Trump also lent his name to an equally shady get-rich-quick seminar program known as the Trump Institute. The New York Times...
From: The Raw Story | By: Brad Reed | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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The title of an article by James Traub in the aftermath of Brexit caught my eye: It’s Time for the Elites to Rise Up Against the Ignorant Masses. Here is how he sums up what is going on: The schism we see opening before us is not just about policies,...
From: Washington Monthly | By: nancyl | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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See this story at BrooklynPaper.com.By Dennis LynchBrooklyn Paper62nd Precinct Bensonhurst—Bath Beach All for nothing A crafty would-be burglar failed to break into an 18th Avenue business on June 25, but did plenty of damage in the process, according...
From: The Brooklyn Paper | By: By Dennis Lynch | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Yesterday, Caitlin MacNeal reported that Donald Trump had been bombarding MPs from the United Kingdom with fundraising emails asking for money to fund his campaign against "Crooked Hillary." Then last night I reported that Trump and his sons have been...
From: Talking Points Memo | By: Josh Marshall | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Minihane's 'Headlines' as comes at 'Stolen Valor' Callahan, as well as discussing another city official arrested and Lenny Dykstra's bizarre appearance on the Howard Stern Show.[0:04:35] ... he gets I would rather give my money that IndyCar scanned the...
From: WEEI | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Douglas Le, a former San Jose high school teacher, has been indicted in a social media scam where he posed as a female, luring young boys into sharing sexually explicit videos and photographs of themselves with him, The L.A. Times is reporting. According...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Aaron Homer | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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The Real Housewives of Orange County star Kelly Dodd may be brand new to the scene but she’s learning how to cope with these famous housewives. Kelly may not have watched any previous seasons of the show, as she had no idea that Tamra Judge was divorced...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Mary Jane | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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For certain conditions—particularly pain—there’s evidence it works. Exactly how it works is an open question....
From: Time | By: Markham Heid | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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