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Once again, the Walmart website made a pricing error, and once again shoppers tried to pounce on it only to later have their orders canceled. And as always happens in these situations, some of these folks are mistakenly claiming that this was a bait-and-switch...
From: Consumerist | By: Chris Morran | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Today I got a call from Everest University, asking if my company needed any interns. I let them know that I was aware of the Everest College fraud, that we are fraud investigators, and that no, we would not do any business with them. What am I talking...
From: Fraud Files | By: Tracy Coenen | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Donny Deutsch brokered the sale of his Hamptons home behind broker's back to avoid commission fees.
From: New York Post | By: Julia Marsh | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The Federal Trade Commission today fined an online dating company for using fake profiles to profit off the aching void left in the soul when it has no one to love.
From: Mediaite | By: Tina Nguyen | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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This week in Bitcoin is still overshadowed by last week’s Bitcoin sidechains AMA by the authors of a vastly popular whitepaper on this technology that might fundamentally change how the Bitcoin protocol can be used. Scams can be fairly prevalent …...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Kyt Dotson | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Last week I got into a rather heated discussion on a St Louis Rams message board. Many fans were getting […] The post What Is Karma? appeared first on A Daring Adventure....
From: The Discomfort Zone | By: Tim Brownson | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Filed under: Identity Theft, Credit, Retail, Holiday Shopping, Ripoffs & Scams Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images By Krystina Gustafson | @KrystinaGustafs After the data breach heard 'round the world hit Target (TGT) last year, will shoppers...
From: Daily Finance | By: CNBC | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Special experience.
From: The Big Lead | By: Ryan Glasspiegel | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Full marks for ingenuity....
From: CNN | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Medicare’s open enrollment program can be quite confusing. It is filled with multiple pricing tiers, hefty bills, complicated forms, and expensive drugs. One mistake can lead to huge spikes in health care cost. Medicare has also been in the news recently....
From: The Inquisitr | By: Matthew He | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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- Allison Goldsberry Medford Police are warning residents about a phone scam in which the call appears to come from the police. According to a message from Captain Barry Clemente, the Medford Police department has received “numerous” reports of a...
From: Inside Medford | By: insidemedford | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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The US electoral system is a farce. It is controlled with the same mastery that Coke and Pepsi dominate the soda market. It is sold to the American public as if the free and open exchange of ideas is what’s inside but the hidden ingredients are toxic...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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This time, scammers are sending emails to unsuspecting Australians claiming to be from the NSW Office of State Revenue chasing an unpaid speed fine....
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Police in Australia finally catch notorious con man Peter Foster, a former associate of Cherie Blair and Samantha Fox who was wanted for promoting weight loss scams...
From: Telegraph | By: Telegraph Staff | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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The CBI is now trying to ascertain if Sebi had failed in its duties by failing in monitoring the growth of Saradha chit fund scheme in West Bengal and Odisha.
From: The Economic Times | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Fraudsters are cloning the telephone number of a trusted organisation such as a bank and then making that number appear on the victim's caller ID display.
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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In The Bogus-ness of Indeed.com we discussed phony success metrics published by “the world’s #1 job site.” The point of that column is that Indeed implies it fills lots of jobs and finds jobs for lots of people (“140 million”) — yet never...
From: Ask the Headhunter | By: Nick Corcodilos | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Have you ever been ripped off in a car deal? I know, that’s like asking, “Have you ever owned an automobile?” There are plenty of scam artists out there who take advantage of you if you buy or lease a car, rent a car, get a car repaired or sell...
From: Mother Nature Network | By: jmotavalli | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Law enforcement in Chicago have cracked the case on a growing scam called "cracking cards." Authorities have arrested 19 people, including rapper Bandman Kevo, in connection to the crime and are searching for 10 more people. Continue reading…...
From: The Boombox | By: Trent Fitzgerald | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Wisconsin’s securities regulator is warning investors to be on the lookout for investment scams related to Ebola.
From: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel | By: $rssAuthor | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Uber will stop at nothing to win. Even, apparently, manipulating the press. With a valuation approaching $20 billion and more than $1.5 billion of VC to deliver a return on, Uber’s got a lot to prove. And there’s no shortage of obstacles, coming...
From: Pando Daily | By: Michael Carney | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) have come down with serious regulatory decisions that will impact every Bitcoin-related business from exchanges like Coinbase, payment processors like...
From: Animal New York | By: Peter Yeh | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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A Kohl's $100 Gift Card survey scam is preying on Facebook users.
From: Snopes | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Reddit is finally putting its fanatical community to work. The company announced today that it has created a crowdfunding portal, Redditmade, to help users “collaborate and support each other” when it comes to various projects. Based on the projects...
From: Pando Daily | By: Nathaniel Mott | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Moving ahead in the multi-crore Saradha chit funds scam case, ED today attached assets, including a school, a cement factory and few resorts, worth Rs 60 crore in West Bengal in connection with its money laundering probe.
From: Times of India | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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We get smartphones and scammers somehow figure out how to outsmart us and our smartphones....
From: WBZ-TV | By: karenebuscemi | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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If you want to understand why private equity general partners have gotten away for so long with what the SEC has come perilously close to calling outright embezzlement, along with other serious compliance abuses, you need look no further than the last...
From: Naked Capitalism | By: Yves Smith | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Conman Peter Foster was fleecing Australian investors of more than $10 million while he was on the run, according to a report.
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Peter Foster's role with Sports Trading Club is expected to trigger an investigation into the structure of the highly secretive gambling business....
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Police have arrested three Chinese suspects accused of masterminding Ponzi schemes worth 9 billion baht in China and Malaysia.  
From: Bangkok Post | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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For one thing, online shopping in China is a much bigger deal than it is in the West, as Singles Day sales volumes show. Yet unlike their counterparts in more mature economies, China’s increasingly affluent consumers are fairly new to e-tail. Here...
From: MultiChannel Merchant | By: John W. Spelich | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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As chairman of the Barry Farm Tenants and Allies Association, Detrice Belt already knew about the District government’s jack-legged housing scheme, called the “New Communities Initiative.” Word gets around about a scam that brazen: Read full article...
From: Washington Post | By: Courtland Milloy | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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In a tweet last week, Adobe said that it was pulling its sponsorship from Gawker and that it "stands against bullying." Many took that to be in response to a series of tweets by Valleywag's Sam Biddle, in which he joked about bullying and took aim at...
From: Business Insider | By: Karyne Levy | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Bordentown City police are urging businesses and residents to be on alert for scammers who are calling businesses demanding money for bogus utility bills.
From: Newark Star-Ledger | By: Cristina Rojas | Times of Trenton | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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For years, phishing scammers have been setting up fake tech support hotlines, websites—even fake Netflix logins —to plant malicious malware on unsuspecting machines. And apparently, even our own FBI has been getting on the fun. Because back in 2007,...
From: Gizmodo | By: Ashley Feinberg | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Goabased mining company Timblo Private Limited named by the Centre in an affidavit for allegedly stashing blackmoney in foreign banks is already being probed for charges of money laundering by the Enforcement Directorate in a mining scam case...
From: Hindustan Times | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Gee, so you can't afford cash health care eh?NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. pushed down prices for some generic prescription drugs to just $4 eight years ago, setting a new industry standard. Now it is trying to do the same for seeing...
From: The Market Ticker | By: genesis | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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What to consider when hunting for nontraditional working arrangements.
From: U.S. News and World Report | By: Arnie Fertig | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Weather Channel co-founder John Coleman reaffirmed his view that man-made climate change is a myth and “bad, bad science” during an appearance on Megyn Kelly’s show last night. He added that the media and political push for global warming has discouraged...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Robert Jonathan | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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A labor collusion pact with the aim of suppressing pay levels among Apple, Google, Microsoft, Pixar, and others, demonstrated that the idea that Silicon Valley plays fairly is an illusion. But even more unsavory abuses occur further down the food chain....
From: Naked Capitalism | By: Yves Smith | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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LAWRENCE — A Haverhill man has been sentenced to five years in prison and eight years of probation for cheating a Lawrence couple out of $24,000 in a mortgage scam.James Kyricopoulos was sentenced Monday after he was found guilty of 19 counts of larceny.The...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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OVER 200 men in Malaysia have become victims of a syndicate who extorted them by threatening to upload chat videos of them taking off their clothes, reported Harian Metro.
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Mark Van Scyoc / Shutterstock.com On Tuesday afternoon, FBI Seattle bureau spokesperson Ayn Dietrich called me on my cell phone. The main purpose of her phone call was to inform me that, although FBI agents appear to have used the Seattle Times as a...
From: The Stranger | By: Ansel Herz | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Ted “are you American enough to fight the vampire wolves” Nugent is back with a new op-ed on WhirledNutDaily, this time leading the charge against the “America-hating” Wendy Davis. In the op-ed, published on October 29, Nugent attacked “lying,...
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The Central Bureau of Investigation is likely to seek details from authorities in Singapore on the antecedents of a Rs 180crore fund parked there in the name of a local trust on the suspicion it could be part of the Saradha scams money trail...
From: Hindustan Times | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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DLT gives you another frightfully bad set of NFL picks. Hello my ghouls and goblins and welcome to this Halloween edition of DLT's DEADlocks. I am your host...your ghost host. Last week, the Masked Manatee ended up with a 9-6 week and 0-1 on his upset...
From: Buc 'em | By: JCDeLaTorre | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Somebackground:OnMonday,WeatherChannelco-founderJohnColemanwentonFoxNews andsaidthatglobalwarmingisaloadofhooeythatwasconcoctedbycorruptorincompetentscientistsandabiasedliberalmedia.ThiscomesontheheelsofanopenlettertotheIntergovernmentalPanelonClimateChangehepennedlastweek...
From: Warming Glow | By: dguproxx | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent weighed in on the Texas governor's race in his column for conspiracy website WND, attacking the "America-hating" campaign of Democratic candidate Wendy Davis. In his October 29 column, Nugent wrote,...
From: Media Matters | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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by Ester Bloom Were you recently screwed by AT&T? You may have been and don’t even know it; or maybe you noticed that slight burning, achy feeling, but didn’t think there was anything you could do about it. Don’t worry, the FTC has got your...
From: The Billfold | By: Ester Bloom | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Eager customers and vendors are paying to attend November events in Peoria and Tucson called the "WinterGlam Fashion Show and Market," but the events are bogus. The scam appears to be somewhat s...
From: Phoenix New Times | By: Ray Stern | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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