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While your local utility could call you up and demand immediate instant payment using a prepaid debit card before shutting off your natural gas and power, they will never actually do that. The owner of the Squeeze Inn, a fantastically-named restaurant...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Friday, October 24, 2014
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What are some steps people can take, or some resources they can read up on to shore up their own security and protect their identity in the event that they were to become a target of hacking and online harassment?Are there resources, blogs or websites...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Friday, October 24, 2014
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It makes sense that consumers with a lack of computer knowledge would seek services and assistance from well-known tech companies like Microsoft and Facebook. So it should come as little surprise that a shady company would use this information to dupe...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Find out how to avoid being conned by people pretending to own your home.
From: ABC News | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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The Ohio Department of Commerce is warning Ohioans about a company that is mailing postcards to citizens asking them to call and search their name for unclaimed funds.
From: Inside ARM | By: insideARM.com | Friday, October 24, 2014
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At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a U.S. district court in Miami has temporarily shut down a fraudulent phantom debt collection operation that deceived and abused thousands of Spanish-speaking consumers across the country in an attempt to...
From: Inside ARM | By: Patrick Lunsford | Friday, October 24, 2014
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A Bulgarian national was sentenced to 30 months in jail in the US on Thursday for participation in Shadowcrew, a virtual online marketplace for malicious hacking and identity theft. Aleksi Kolarov, 32, operated the site along with 18 co-conspirators,...
From: Novinite | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Iran's defence ministry had sued Taiwan's Chang Hwa Bank over the deal to purchase arms from the island in 1981. The deal, according to reports in several Taiwanese newspapers on Saturday (Oct 25), was the brainchild of Taiwanese businessman Wu Fu-jeou. ...
From: Channel News Asia | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Fraudsters nearly stole thousands of pounds from Sarah Stead, a flat resident, after personal details contained in her post box were stolen...
From: Telegraph | By: Kate Palmer | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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DFSA says that the yields offered of between 120-224 per cent profit per month are unrealistic.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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In a game of cat and mouse with health and safety officials, Americans profit off panic with modern versions of snake oil treatments, like vitamins branded ‘Ebola-C’ First of all, Steve Barwick wants you to know that Ebola is a government conspiracy....
From: Free Republic | By: The Manchester Guardian | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Americans may not care about soccer unless the U.S. team is in the World Cup, but gamers care about their FIFA 15. The most recent in a series of EA FIFA themed games, FIFA 15 was released on September 23rd of this year. The game generally got reviews,...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Kristine Croto | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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The sacked Acting Governor of Adamawa State and Speaker of the of the state house of Assembly, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has been quizzed by detectives from the Force headquarters of the Nigeria Police in Abuja over alleged contracts inflation.The post Police...
From: Vanguard News Nigeria | By: adekunle | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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The purveyors of email-based scams and malware have stooped to imitating the World Health Organization, hoping to take advantage of spooked readers....
From: MSNBC | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Cruising Craigslist for a classic supercar that’ll really stand out from the crowd? Look no further. Here’s a legit 1994 McLaren F1 for sale in San Diego that’s definitely for real and not at all a scam. READ MORE: What it’s like to drive the...
From: Car and Driver | By: Robert Sorokanich | Friday, October 24, 2014
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A North Carolina man that prosecutors say masterminded an $850 million Internet-based Ponzi scheme faces charges of wire and mail fraud, conspiracy and tax fraud.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Associated Press | Friday, October 24, 2014
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by Nicole Dieker Who here has had a run-in with the Craigslist Money Order Scam? A quick recap of how this scam works: Buyer puts a sale listing on Craigslist. Scammer responds (usually via email, although occasionally via text, as we’ll see below)...
From: The Billfold | By: Nicole Dieker | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Nina Pham, the nurse who contracted Ebola while taking care of Thomas Eric Duncan, has been declared free of the virus. The fundraising campaign for her has now wrapped and donors are encouraged to put their dollars towards Ebola charities. Exercise...
From: Forbes | By: Kelly Phillips Erb | Friday, October 24, 2014
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A court has shut down a New York tech support vendor after the U.S. Federal Trade Commission accused the company of scamming computer users into paying hundreds of dollars for services they did not need.The FTC’s complaint against Pairsys, based in...
From: PC World | By: Grant Gross | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Please also send your bank account information, as well as your social security number.
From: Mediaite | By: Tina Nguyen | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Filed under: Investment Fraud AP file/Chuck BurtonIn this Feb. 28, 2013 photo, the closed office of Zeekler Corporation is shown in Lexington, N.C. CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A North Carolina man that prosecutors say masterminded an $850 million Internet-based...
From: Daily Finance | By: The Associated Press | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Victim used Reloadit debit cards to pay for puppies he never received.
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Not all companies are out to get us, but not all have our best interests at heart either. Some industries are particularly happy to take advantage of our misfortunes to make a profit. Here's how to fight back.Read more......
From: Lifehacker | By: Melanie Pinola | Friday, October 24, 2014
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"The next day, over breakfast, he said: 'At the peak in my account, I was at $640,000, but now I'm at $381,000. But I've taken out five times what I've put in along the way, so now it's like Monopoly money. I'm still buying more shares, though, because...
From: MetaFilter | By: Diablevert | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The Congress leader pointed out that ministers facing corruption were dropped from the council of ministers by the Chief Minister during last several years.
From: The Economic Times | Friday, October 24, 2014
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It's a new day now. There are scams and bogus business schemes everywhere, and if I didn't have an excellent spam filter I'd be deleting heartfelt messages from the children of African kings right now. There are bogus job ads that turn out to be come-ons...
From: Forbes | By: Liz Ryan | Friday, October 24, 2014
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"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a...
From: The Market Ticker | By: genesis | Friday, October 24, 2014
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J.Law's new property hosted Hollywood eliteAPThe 'Hunger Games' star dropped $7 million on a gorgeous house that boasts a bevy of famous former owners. Celebs who once called it homeMore in financeTexting scammers to pay up bigCampaign lands SJP in hot...
From: Wallet Pop | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Keith Lawrence Middlebrook indicted on $1M fraud charges, alleged to have bilked stars.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Pauline Repard | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Zelda Williams, daughter of the late Robin Williams, recently shared her new permanent tribute to her dad on Instagram. Williams tribute to her dad is a hummingbird tattoo with her dad’s birth date 7.21.51, tattooed on the inside of her wrist. Famed...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Tammy Rose | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Zelda Williams now carries on her hand a permanent and beautiful reminder of her dad. Robin Williams' 25-year-old daughter shared an image of a tattoo in tribute to her late father on Instagram Wednesday. The tattoo features a hummingbird inked above...
From: Mashable | By: Annie Colbert | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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It’s been two months since Robin Williams passed away, and the tributes are still pouring in for the late comic. However, one tribute is above the rest, as it’s the most personal. Robin’s daughter Zelda Williams just showed off some new ink she...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Niki Cruz | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Don't send your money to the dark side with scams and high-risk, low-reward investments.
From: U.S. News and World Report | By: Joanne Cleaver | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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I recently received a mass-mailing purporting to be a free introductory issue of an investment magazine, but consisting of hyperbolic, untrammeled promotion of a penny stock. In other words, it ticked all the boxes for a blatantly obvious pump-and-dump...
From: Money Stack Exchange | By: Dan | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Sure, it's easy to laugh at the greedy, clueless, entitled people who attempt to "crowdfund" various non-charitable self-serving endeavors. But who is really to blame? Read more......
From: Gawker | By: Hamilton Nolan | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A father-son scammer team used their taxpayer-funded Bronx drug treatment agency to finance a lavish lifestyle complete with mansions, luxury cars and Florida condos, prosecutors said Wednesday.
From: New York Daily News | By: DENIS SLATTERY, GREG B. SMITH | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A con man from South Wales stole from his neighbors, tricked the justice system and ran several scams for more than two years authorities say.
From: VladTV | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Filed under: Consumer Ally, Consumer Protection, Junk Mail and Telemarketing, Ripoffs & Scams mast3r/Shutterstock Three sets of companies accused of bombarding millions of consumers with texts that set them up for scams of all sorts -- including...
From: Daily Finance | By: Mitch Lipka | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Software maker Adobe has joined a small but growing list of companies that are distancing themselves away from the GamerGate controversy. On Tuesday, the company tweeted that it asked Gawker to remove its logo from Gawker's advertising page and that...
From: Business Insider | By: Karyne Levy | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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I made the decision to terminate the consulting relationship between Teresa Giudice and myself. This was a decision that was weeks coming and not an easy one. The issue made more complex by the many hats that I wear in most cases as a legal crisis manager...
From: The Wrap | By: Wendy Feldman | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Weather Channel founder John Coleman claims there is no scientific proof behind man-made climate change. Climate change/global warming proponents in politics, academia, journalism, and the entertainment community have insisted that the debate is settled,...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Robert Jonathan | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Have you registered for a payday loan? If so, then you probably want to pay this loan off very quickly. You also probably want to make sure that you do not have to take out another one unless you have … Continue reading →...
From: The Blog that Ruth Built | By: Kate Pierce | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Almost everyone experiences financial troubles at some point in their lives. Try to borrow the money from family or friends. Many others look for different options outside their circle of loved ones. Payday advances are one such loan option. This …...
From: The Blog that Ruth Built | By: Kate Pierce | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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He claimed to be a researcher needing photos of a college student's naked breasts for a scientific studyread more...
From: Hollywood Reporter | By: Ryan Gajewski | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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If you were thinking that you could get in on the beta Grand Theft Auto V on the Xbox One or PS4, think again. There's some fake invitations going around to get people all riled up and excited, but don't fall for it. It's all just another scam....
From: Cinema Blend | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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A few months ago, we published a wonderful piece by Julian Cox that showed that hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are, at best, total hype and not green; and, at worst, a massive scam. Following the article, a discussion between Anthony Eggert — Executive...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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For reasons that can only be ascribed to politics (my gosh, I'm getting so tired of prefacing every single thing this bunch of clowns does with the same phrase), EricThe post Justice Department claims black and Hispanic voters are dumb and unsophisticated...
From: Red State | By: ( | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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