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From: The National Abu Dhabi | Friday, July 29, 2016
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For the past week or so I have been getting mail addressed to another person and address, with the little yellow "mail forwarding" sticker on the bottom saying "please forward to [blast hardcheese's address]." This seems like it could either be a dopey...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: We put our faith in Blast Hardcheese | Thursday, July 28, 2016
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Popular Nollywood actress, Toyin Aimakhu who had helped solicit for donations from Nigerians to save cancer patient, Mayowa Ahmed’s life broke down in tears at police custody where she alleged that Mayowa's family swindled her and the entire Nigerians...
From: Vanguard News Nigeria | By: Tony Chinonso | Friday, July 29, 2016
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The 27 men and 28 women, aged between 17 and 72, were rounded up by the police in an islandwide operation conducted between Monday and Wednesday.
From: Channel News Asia | Friday, July 29, 2016
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A walk-through of the evidence that Putin is trying to help Trump, while Trump has troubling ties to Russia.
From: AmericaBlog | By: John Aravosis | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Shady Virginia Man Arrested For Selling Fake Cure For Cancer Lot of people ain’t isht, but Satan is saving an especially warm place in Hell for THIS guy. Via NYDN A special herbal mixture which a Virginia man promised...
From: Bossip | By: hiphopobama | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Scammers are increasingly using iTunes gift cards as a way for their victims to settle fake debts.
From: Sydney Morning Herald | By: Esther Han | Friday, July 29, 2016
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MORE trouble that may worsen the frosty relations between the executive and legislative arms of government appears to be looming as the Federal Government moves to punish the brains behind the insertion of illegal projects worth N481 billion by the National...
From: Vanguard News Nigeria | By: adekunle | Thursday, July 28, 2016
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Ted Nugent has been a vocal supporter of Donald Trump, and now the Motor City Madman says he has the perfect campaign song for the GOP nominee. In an interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, Ted Nugent weighed in on the musicians who’ve criticized the...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Victoria Miller | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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The owner of two popular Queens watering holes — Austin’s Ale House and Bourbon Street — served as a middleman in an alleged $1 million father-son stock-fraud scheme, it was revealed Thursday. Kew Gardens pub proprietor Mark Boccia testified that...
From: New York Post | By: Kaja Whitehouse | Thursday, July 28, 2016
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THE Chief Medical Director, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (CMD LUTH), Idi Araba, Professor Chris ‘Bode, has reacted to report of a scam allegation involving the family of Ahmed Mayowa Sukurat, a ovarian cancer patient in admission at LUTH. The...
From: Vanguard News Nigeria | By: adekunle | Thursday, July 28, 2016
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From: CBC | By: CBC News | Thursday, July 28, 2016
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Fraud costs UK sports fans £300,000 just weeks before the games open
From: Financial Times | Thursday, July 28, 2016
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The Police have begun investigations into what has been described by bankers and security personnel as one of the biggest ATM scams in the history of Ghana. Citi Business News has learnt the police will soon offload the investigations to Ghana's Financial...
From: Modern Ghana | By: Modern Ghana | Thursday, July 28, 2016
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The Indian government is preparing to back an Australian class action involving India’s $10 billion Pearls Ponzi scam.
From: The Australian | Thursday, July 28, 2016
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So what if Trump wipes Hillary off the map, so what if he's not a crook. The Professional Political Prostitute class will figure out a new scam, telling the truth, just so long as they can keep their privileges and tend to the Goose that Laid the Golden...
From: Free Republic | By: Freep | Thursday, July 28, 2016
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He was serious. He was funny. He was sarcastic. And he was definitely having a good time. Wednesday night in Philadelphia, President Barack Obama proved once again that he is one of the best orators to take the political stage, as he extolled his accomplishments,...
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Thursday, July 28, 2016
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Phone fraud calls begin as robocalls, then escalate when the victim picks up the line.        ...
From: USA Today | Thursday, July 28, 2016
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Malaysians Hiu Sheng Fatt, Ooi Lun Xiang and Tee Jia Yong face new charges that could see the trio jailed for up to 10 years and/or fined up to S$500,000 if they are found guilty and convicted. 
From: Channel News Asia | Thursday, July 28, 2016
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If you haven’t seen it, grab the popcorn. If you have, grab the popcorn – it’s even better the second time around. Here’s the entire speech, courtesy YouTube. Now read this:Bill Clinton @ DNC16: Hillary’s life has been focused on social change...
From: Liberaland | By: dave-dr-gonzo | Thursday, July 28, 2016
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A dual Swiss and U.S. citizen will not be recrossing the Atlantic for the foreseeable future after he was indicted in an alleged gold and diamond exporting scam the FBI says swindled scores of retired and elderly investors -- many from Santa Clara County...
From: Inside Bay Area | Thursday, July 28, 2016
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PHILADELPHIA — Former New York mayor and media mogul Michael Bloomberg hammered Donald Trump in a speech to the Democratic National Convention, calling him a “dangerous demagogue” who was running a scam to win the American presidency. “I’m...
From: Variety | By: Ted Johnson | Thursday, July 28, 2016
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Page Six first reported on someone pretending to be the Appaloosa Management founder in June when he was caught trying to fly women out to meet him in DC.
From: New York Post | By: Mara Siegler | Thursday, July 28, 2016
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Las Vegas ABC station KTNV polled Clark County residents about whether or not they would want to pay $500 million in order to help build the Raiders an NFL stadium. Of the 750 people polled, 55 percent said they opposed spending half a billion dollars...
From: Deadspin | By: Patrick Redford | Thursday, July 28, 2016
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Have you run across a Save-A-Lot coupon on Facebook recently? Chances are that you should stay away from it. As the old adage states, if something is too good to be true, it more than likely is. The Save-a-Lot coupon that offers $60 off of purchases...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Glenn Hadley | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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A dual Swiss and U.S. citizen will not be recrossing the Atlantic for the foreseeable future after he was indicted in an alleged gold and diamond exporting scam the FBI says swindled scores of retired and elderly investors -- many from Santa Clara County...
From: San Jose Mercury News | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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UFO hunters are in excitement over an alleged prophecy by the Bulgarian prophet Baba Vanga, that the 44th president of the United States would be an African American and that he would be the last president. According to alien and UFO enthusiasts, during...
From: The Inquisitr | By: JohnThomas Didymus | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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True story, I spend anywhere from $2-4k per month at Whole Foods and other various grocery outlets. I am what … The post Peak Grass Fed: $WFM Warns and the Shares Are Tumbling Lower appeared first on Trading with The Fly....
From: iBankCoin | By: Dr. Fly | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Ah, the ’90s. Back when the house was full, the turtles were ninja, and your Pepsi was Crystal. It was a simpler, radder time… In honor of the return of Crystal Pepsi (yes, you read that right) and the Crystal Pepsi Summer of ’92 party happening...
From: Flavorwire | By: Leah Taylor | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Hello there, hive! In case you missed it, we launched our brand spanking new Classifieds section a couple weeks ago, and we wanted to catch you up on some of the new features. We put a lot of thought into this improvement, and our tech team worked hard...
From: Wedding Bee | By: Mrs. Mouse | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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“The Wolf of Wall Street” traced the rise and fall of a real-life penny-stock swindler. Such scams are not uncommon, but the filmmakers managed to weave an epic tale of greed and debauchery. It now appears they would have had a much grander story...
From: Variety | By: gmaddaus | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Ogilvy & Mather returned two prizes this week that its agency in Vietnam won at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity last month. In an industry rife with scam ads, it's not uncommon for a trophy or two to be surrendered by an agency...
From: Ad Age | By: Laurel Wentz | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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A two-member CBI team visited Italy recently and collected details in the AugustaWestland VVIP Helicopter deal case from key police and legal officials who had probed the graft allegations there. CBI officials said the visit has given a "new impetus"...
From: Times of India | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Over the last year we've repeatedly noted how Putin's Internet propaganda efforts go well beyond flinging insults in news story comment sections. Thanks to whistleblowing by the likes of Lyudmila Savchuk, we learned how Putin employs multiple factories...
From: Techdirt | By: Karl Bode | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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In a sentence that may seem light compared to the number of lives ruined, a federal judge gave Yorba Linda's Ajit Bhargava seven months behind bars for running a phony visa and marriage scam.   The 66-year-old was also ordered by U.S. District Judge...
From: OC Weekly | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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A special herbal mixture which a Virginia man promised could cure cancer proved to be nothing more than a scam, police said....
From: New York Daily News | By: Jessica Schladebeck | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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A former Pennsylvania beauty queen who faked having leukemia to benefit from fundraisers has been sentenced to two to four years in prison.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Associated Press | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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The LAA offense roared all night, humiliating the KC Royals. The only thing throughout MLB last night loud enough to drown out the Halo Hit Parade was the pitching mastery of Tyler Skaggs, who carved the defending champs to shreds. The Angels looked...
From: Halos Heaven | By: Stirrups | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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About 30 people filed a police complaint in Bangkok on Wednesday that an online foreign exchange scam had tricked about 1,000 victims, including them, out of 100 million baht in total.
From: Bangkok Post | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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BELLEFONTE, Pa. — A former Pennsylvania beauty queen who faked having leukemia to benefit from fundraisers has been sentenced to two to four years in prison.
From: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | By: Associated Press | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Bank customers are falling foul of a new distraction scam which is sweeping the country, Barclays bank has warned.
From: Irish Independent | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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The scam, which asks users to fill up a survey form to win two air tickets to fly anyway, has been debunked by the Malaysian low cost carrier. 
From: Channel News Asia | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Since 2013, Business Email Compromise (BEC), aka CEO fraud, cost U.S. businesses more than $180 million. Since 2015, the scam has been reported in all 50 states. FBI numbers peg the average loss at $100,000, but it can be — and has been — much more....
From: Boston Business Journal | By: Sponsor content from Salem Five | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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As the N750 million car purchase scam continues to rock Benue State House of Assembly, the complex was yesterday taken over by security personnel and youths of All Progressives Congress, APC, and Peoples Democratic, PDP. The post APC, PDP youths take...
From: Vanguard News Nigeria | By: Ikenna | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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As chairman of Cobb County, Tim Lee helped oversee the deal that put Cobb County taxpayers on the hook for almost half a billion dollars to finance the Braves’ new stadium. Not only has the new traffic nightmare of a ball park depleted the county’s...
From: Deadspin | By: Patrick Redford | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Anglo Irish Bank's former auditor Ernst & Young (EY) won't face any new legal consequences despite sharp criticism by Judge Martin Nolan yesterday for its failure to spot a €7.2bn fraud at Anglo Irish Bank, the Irish Independent understands.
From: Irish Independent | Saturday, July 30, 2016
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A 47-year-old Mennonite pastor has been decapitated, the police finding his severed head in a black bucket, Belize authorities say. Five men have been arrested and charged with an array of crimes, including kidnapping, conspiracy, and murder. And as...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Norman Byrd | Saturday, July 30, 2016
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One cliché that has lately drawn interest among Nigerian newsmakers and observers is the controversial phenomenon of “Budget Padding.” Given the way Nigerians are wont to glamourise crimes, or take for granted issues thrown at them by the political...
From: Vanguard News Nigeria | By: Femi Ajasa | Saturday, July 30, 2016
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