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Purchasing a home isn’t easy in Jakarta Indonesia and to any part of the world. Many join lots of open houses before finally finding the right one. Then the work starts. To some would-be purchasers, especially first-time buyers, the possibility of...
From: Burda Style | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Filed under: Black Friday, Retail, Holiday Shopping, Consumer Issues, Stores Vladimir Gerasimov/Shutterstock By Jennifer Calonia Black Friday has been the most anticipated shopping event of the year, but with ads leaked weeks ago and people already in...
From: Daily Finance | By: GOBankingRates | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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New Jersey state Assemblyman Troy Singleton is proposing a law that would make it illegal to lie to a prospective sexual partner in order to get them in bed. The bill – which is unlikely to pass – defines “sexual assault by fraud” as “an act...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Let's hear it for Karen Straughn, Maryland Assistant Attorney General—Consumer Protection. She is so dedicated to protecting consumers that she has gone beyond reality and is now warning her constituents about mythical dangers. According to ABC's...
From: Reason | By: Lenore Skenazy | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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In How to Speak Money, John Lanchester explains how the monied people talk about their mountains of cash....
From: Miller McCune | By: Casey N. Cep | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Hey kids, want to learn how to rig an election? You could try to bribe ballot counters or conjure some intricate voter ID scam. But why bother when there’s a perfectly legal way to ensure the outcome of countless Congressional races across America:...
From: Pando Daily | By: David Holmes | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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From: Daily Finance | By: Savings Experiment Staff | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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How to keep your personal info safe while you shop
From: Time | By: Alex Fitzpatrick | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Filed under: Identity Theft, Retirement, Personal Finance, Social Security, Internet Fraud Alamy By Paul Sisolak According to the Federal Trade Commission, more than 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year; and, with advancements in...
From: Daily Finance | By: GOBankingRates | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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What's next, throwing people in jail who say they'll call the next day and don't?
From: Reason | By: Elizabeth Nolan Brown | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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#UVA shuts down Greek life activities amid sexual assault scandal. @JuliannaGoldman reports http://t.co/f7oDGoa9oq pic.twitter.com/N8WJZ8LcSd — CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) November 24, 2014 In a deeply reported, deeply disturbing story published...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. The money should stagger you. Journalist James Risen, author of Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War, a revelatory new book...
From: Firedoglake | By: Tom Engelhardt | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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From A Peep Into the Past: Brighton in the Olden Time, with Glances at the Present, by John George Bishop In 1802 an event, at which “all the world wondered,” took place off Hove. This was the supposed foundering of the good ship Adventure, Captain...
From: Executed Today | By: Headsman | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Coal scam: CBI files case diary in sealed coverCBI today filed the case diary and crime files in a sealed cover in a coal blocks allocation case related to Hindalco before a special court.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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TODAY reports: The three men allegedly tried to sell close to 200 fake gold-coloured ingots to a businessman on Tuesday.
From: Channel News Asia | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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A 29-year-old Colorado woman will serve five years probation and spend 90 nights in jail for passing her son off as a cancer victim in a fundraising scam, KUSA-TV reported. Sandy Nguyen was sentenced on Tuesday after pleading guilty in September to one...
From: The Raw Story | By: Arturo Garcia | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Vermont Right to Life Committee Treasurer Sharon Toborg emailed a warning to pro-life Vermonters this week asking them to be careful of who they trust on the telephone. It seems that someone has been calling pro-lifers in the state claiming to be from...
From: Free Republic | By: LIVE ACTION NEWS | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Asset forfeiture may be the greatest scam perpetuated on the American people by their government -- and it's all legal. For the most part, assets seized translate directly to monetary or physical gains for the agencies doing the seizing, an act often...
From: Techdirt | By: Tim Cushing | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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BE ON THE ALERT, THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS COMING NEW SCAM Just when you think you've heard it all. Here comes another scam. This scam is very clever. Be very careful out there! One could easily fall for this - beware of people bearing gifts! There is a...
From: Free Republic | By: email from friend | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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The United National Church, which claims to ordain people online to legally perform marriages, is being blamed for ruining the wedding of a young Ontario couple....
From: CBC | By: Rosa Marchitelli | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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While it was not immediately known whether the cases are linked, police are reminding residents to be cautious if someone calls or emails them seeking money for a bill or payment, and to take steps to verify the caller's identity, including by independently...
From: Inside Bay Area | By: Alameda Journal | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Give people a good thing and they'll be a group of scoundrels to find a way to screw it up for everyone. That's sort of what happened with the Steam Gifts, an option for those to purchase items and trade or send it to other users through the Steam service....
From: Cinema Blend | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Get rid of junk mail and telemarketers with these quick and easy steps.
From: Black Enterprise | By: Essence Gant | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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How to handle flight cancellations and delays, 6 scams and how to avoid them....
From: MarketWatch | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The CBI is gearing up to grill state transport and sports minister Madan Mitra in the Saradha scam after he was discharged from the SSKM hospital on Wednesday...
From: Hindustan Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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LAKE FOREST – The owners of a Lake Forest jewelry store were nearly bilked out of $500 cash by scammers posing as Southern California Edison representatives Tuesday afternoon. Christine Anzell, co-owner of the Jewelry Box of Lake Forest, received a......
From: Orange County Register | By: By SARAH de CRESCENZO | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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She really ain’t he isht!!Colorado Woman Sentenced To Jail After Son Fakes CancerVia NBC News reports:A suburban Denver woman who collected thousands of dollars in donations by convincing friends, family and her 6-year-old son that he...
From: Bossip | By: deolacola | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Now that the Internet has become an international communications tool, there are plenty of bad actors including governments that conduct their conflicts online as well as off. Russell Brandom, a contributor for The Verge, notes that government conflict...
From: Media Bistro | By: Kimberlee Morrison | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Holiday season is prime time for scammers and identity thieves who hope to cash out as people become preoccupied with gift-buying, festivities and travel. Here’s how to protect yourself from being a victim....
From: MarketWatch | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Fraudsters purporting to be from the DVLA are asking motorists to verify their driving licence details via an online link...
From: Telegraph | By: Sophie Christie | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Laura Lovrien and her two businesses allegedly operated under more than 20 aliases to scam consumers nationwide since at least 2010, including in Wisconsin.
From: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel | By: $rssAuthor | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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If you know of any scams, crimes, or hazards that should be exposed or looked into, I want to hear from you! (contact info on profile) — Laura Dimon (@LauraDimon) November 26, 2014 Read more......
From: Gawker | By: Hamilton Nolan | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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A federal court in Boston last week leveled a $37-million penalty against a scammer and fugitive who bilked investors out of more than $4 million in a boiler room scheme, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said this week.
From: Banker and Tradesman | By: Laura Alix | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Lump sum payments under the Common Agricultural Policy are made every December 1 - making recipients hot targets for criminals...
From: Telegraph | By: Sophie Christie | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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This week, our troubleshooter Jeff Howell tackles a problem with window installers and looks at one of the oldest scams in the building industry...
From: Telegraph | By: Jeff Howell | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The suspects claimed to have found gold ingots while excavating an unknown site in Singapore, and allegedly offered to sell them at an attractive price.
From: Channel News Asia | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Before you run an A/B test you have to understand who you're marketing to. Here's how learning more about your prospects' habits and aspirations can help you come up with testing ideas that actually increase conversions.
From: Unbounce | By: Allison Otting | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Filed under: Energy, ETFs, Investment Fraud, Stock Markets, Investing Alamy Though the hucksters and charlatans of Wall Street will argue the point, there is no such thing as a guaranteed winner when it comes to the stock market. However, some of the...
From: Daily Finance | By: Brian Lund | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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COLORADO Woman is given jail time for cancer scam A suburban Denver woman who collected tens of thousands of dollars in charitable contributions after lying about her 6-year-old son having cancer was sentenced Tuesday to five years of probation and 90 nights...
From: Washington Post | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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This episode of The Random Show is a mind snack… fueled by wine. There are dozens of topics covered in this bromantic session of scatterbrained nonsense. Like what? To start off: hidden gems in Japan, hating tech, Kevin’s new obsessions (and projects),...
From: Tim Ferriss | By: Ian Robinson | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Part of the coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is pretending to hold actors and institutions involved to a higher set of expectations than experience would dictate. Over the course of last summer’s war between Hamas in Gaza and the Israel...
From: Commentary Magazine | By: Seth Mandel | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Special CBI judge Bharat Parashar on Tuesday asked the CBI why the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who also held the coal portfolio, was not questioned in the coal allocation case.
From: Times of India | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Brick-and-mortar retailers aren't the only ones having all the fun this holiday shopping season....
From: South Florida Sun-Sentinel | By: Miriam Valverde | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Churches across America of all denominations are closing at alarmingly high rates. McDonald’s, however, is doing quite well. Could a pairing of church and fast food be the innovation that refreshes religion for the 21st century? That’s the absurd...
From: Animal New York | By: Prachi Gupta | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Activist lawyer and AAP leader Prashant Bhushan on Tuesday asked the anti-corruption branch of the Delhi government to register an FIR against CBI director Ranjit Sinha for "abusing" his authority and allegedly protecting some accused in the 2G and coal...
From: Times of India | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Bedford Police are warning of a scam in which residents get calls from a robot voice warning them they've been sued and owe money and better call the number in the message immediately to buy pre-paid debit cards for the caller's owner or else their cases...
From: Universal Hub | By: Adam Gaffin | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Linda Avila admitted to obtaining more than $7.2 million in refunds by exploiting the federal government’s child tax credit program.
From: Fox News | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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T-Mobile might want to change its nickname. Unless its claim of being the “un-carrier” is meant to be ironic, the moniker just can’t stand up to scrutiny from even the rosiest of tinted glasses. The latest example of T-Mobile failing to differ...
From: Pando Daily | By: Nathaniel Mott | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has done the predictable and yet unacceptable thing by taking to the streets in the wake of the CBI arresting her party colleague and MP Srinjoy Bose for his alleged role in the Saradha scam...
From: Hindustan Times | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Good Samaritan motorists pay the price as fraudsters target Germany's highways with a fake jewellery scam.
From: The Local Germany | By: TheLocal | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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