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On April 13 at 2:17 p.m., two males purchased $147.62 worth of cigarettes with fraudulent gift cards at Wawa, 1000 block of Darby Rd. --A male made three separate purchases using a fraudulent credit card at the Wawa in the unit block of E. Eagle Rd. on April 13 at 2:45 p.m.. --A victim in the 300 block of ...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A woman was arrested after opening multiple fraudulent accounts and applying for credit cards using her disabled grandmother's information. Katherine Burkes, 40, was arrested by the Leon County Sheriff's Office on April 19. The victim is an 83-year-old woman who can't ...

Six people were charged Friday in connection with three retail fraud rings that authorities allege were run out of Wayne County pawn shops. According to the county prosecutor's office, Ali Hassan, 33, of Dearborn Heights and Bilal Mohamad Taleb, 37, of Lasalle, Ontario, ran a retail fraud ring while working ...
The fifth anniversary this month of the federal raid on Pilot Flying J headquarters marks a milestone for the fuel giant. The five-year statute of limitations has now come and gone to charge anyone in the fraud scheme that saw some Pilot trucking customers cheated out of full promised rebates. The raid ...
Chahal created and sent clients false account statements exhibiting inflated returns, which prompted some clients to invest even more money in his fraudulent investment scheme, prosecutors say. For example, Chahal raised at least $430,000 from investors by the end of 2015 and transferred approximately ...
Founder of cryptocurrency debit card faces new fraud charges for $32 million ICO scheme ... The SEC calls Trapani the “mastermind” of the fraudulent ICO scheme, which lured investors with claims of major credit card partnerships, misrepresentations about the company's product, fake founder biographies ...

For example, scammers might impersonate a university by setting up a similar domain name, but if it doesn't end in .edu, it's probably fraudulent. A shipping address on a purchase order that is different than the business location;; A delivery address that is a residence or self-storage facility;; Poorly written ...
The report explains that to better understand how shipping and billing fraud take place, Experian analyzed several data points, including geography, IP addresses, and device type and payment method. Fraud attack rates are the number of attempted fraudulent e-commerce transactions against the ...
The Iowa State Insurance Commission filed administrative charges alleging Blazefly attracted investors with business practices that are misleading and fraudulent. Christensen says the president of Blazefly would make the rounds of tech conventions and do interviews posted on YouTube and those would ...
Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay the federal government $5 million to settle fraud allegations that could have resulted in a nearly $100 million penalty. The U.S. Postal Service, which had sponsored the disgraced cyclist's team, argued that Armstrong defrauded taxpayers by accepting millions from the ...
Most fraud schemes that target wire transfer funds fall under the category of phishing, or a type of scheme in which a fraudulent individual purports to be someone else and seeks personal information relating to a transaction. Typically, these wire transfer phishing schemes involve an email compromise, ...
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced Wednesday it had charged a number of individuals and companies with running a fraudulent scheme that included binary options trading and a virtual currency coin named ATM coin. The individuals at the center of the charges are Blake ...
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — A former housing official in a South Texas border town must serve more than three years in federal prison over rigged bids. Prosecutors say 50-year-old Juan Jose Garza of La Joya was sentenced Wednesday in McAllen. Garza last May pleaded guilty to wire fraud. Garza from ...
LAKE MARY, Fla. - State Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis and the Department of Financial Services' Disaster Fraud Action Strike Team tracked tips that led to the arrest of Michael Christopher Hensley, owner BOSC Insurance Company and Hensley Insurance Company. Hensley admitted to the ...
FLINT, Mich. – Two former Flint police officers find themselves in federal court charged with fraud. Richard Besson and Jason Groulx were charged today with conspiracy to commit theft. Charging documents alleged Groulx, who was a traffic crash reconstruction specialist delivered 26 police reports to Besson in 2013.
A Florida man has been sentenced to more than a year in prison for his role in a $23 million auto insurance fraud involving chiropractors' clinics. The SunSentinel reports 55-year-old Jason Dalley wept in court Monday as a judge sentenced him to spend a year and nine months in prison and pay more than ...
The core technology at the heart of Radar for Fraud Teams has also seen a major update. Over time, the company has figured out hundreds of tell-tale signs that allow it to identify fraudulent transactions. For example, by analysing the round-trip time between Stripe and the end-user, the machine learning ...

MIAMI -- A former NFL and University of Florida football player has been sentenced to nearly 22 years in prison for a health care fraud scheme that prosecutors say bilked the federal government out of about $20 million. Federal court records show that 46-year-old Monty Grow was sentenced Monday and ordered to pay ...
The findings reveal a department lacking internal controls, ripe for errors or fraud. In particular, the audit focused on unauthorized fee waivers and falsified cash payments to Sims. The transactions benefited an unspecified non-for-profit lacrosse league. In one instance, the league's organizer (who is not ...
Occupational fraud continues to siphon staggering amounts of money from businesses worldwide, with smaller organizations being hit particularly hard. That's one of the trends identified in the 2018 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse, released Tuesday by the Association of Certified ...
The proverb "Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me" seems a bit harsh when it comes to phishing, a type of online fraud. Being tricked by a phishing email or online scam a second or even third time is not out of the question. As to why, indications are that those involved in phishing are ...
Developer Robert V. Matthews, whose real estate career has bumped against law enforcement in the past, pleaded not guilty in federal court Tuesday to fraud and conspiracy charges associated with his latest undertaking, a Palm Beach resort that prosecutors said he used to swindle millions of dollars from ...
The Dayton region last year saw a nearly 30 percent increase in fraud and other types of complaints to the Federal Trade Commission, according to agency ... Dayton ranked 47th on a list of the 100 largest U.S. metro areas for fraud complaints per capita (number of complaints divided by the population).
U.S. District Court Judge William Griesbach added the new conditions to Van Den Heuvel's ongoing court supervision related to a federal bank fraud conviction and a still active fraud case. Prosecutors claimed Van Den Heuvel misrepresented his net worth and business assets to potential investors in ...
Implement a predictive, customizable risk analysis technology, like Kount, into your e-commerce business OR; Develop a customizable rule set to predict fraudulent transactions before they happen. Make sure you have a fraud strategy in place. Small to medium sized businesses tend to implement a cheap ...
A broadband adviser selected by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to run a federal advisory committee was arrested last week on claims she tricked investors into pouring money into a multimillion-dollar investment fraud scheme, according to The Wall Street Journal. The adviser ...
The driver, 25-year-old Joseph A. Moon of Louisville, was charged with eight felony counts of conspiracy to commit fraud. A passenger, 24-year-old Xavier D. Smith, was charged with eight felony counts of fraud. He's also being charged with one misdemeanor count of fraudulent government document after ...
Mazzeo was also convicted of three counts of grand larceny and one count of securities fraud. Schneiderman's statement said that between July 2012 and September 2013, the two conducted a complex scam while Mazzeo was under investigation for investment fraud. The pair used the money they got ...
The commodities regulator charged Patrick McDonnell - doing business as CabbageTech and Coin Drop - with fraud and misappropriation of funds earlier this year. According to court documents, McDonnell allegedly marketed himself as a trading expert, accepted customers' bitcoin and litecoin, then ...
When tax preparer Annette Kraft in Duncan, Oklahoma, checked the status of her clients' tax returns in January, she was surprised to find all of them had been rejected. "The code was 902-01," she said. "That means someone else has already filed a tax return." It turns out her clients were victims of a new ...
The transition to the EMV chip in North America has been both a boon and a bit of a headache when it comes to payments security. On the one hand, Worldpay's VP of Data Products Nicole Jass noted, EMV has done an awful lot to slam the door shut on card-present fraud. According to Visa, counterfeit fraud at U.S. ...
Vietnamese authorities have asked local ministries and the police to investigate two allegedly fraudulent initial coin offerings (ICOs) that conned 32,000 investors out of a staggering $660 million. The operators of the purported 'cryptocurrency' startups fundamentally conducted multi-level marketing ...
SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — The “biggest case of eco-fraud in U.S. history” is what an environmental advocacy group is calling the massive cleanup at the old Hunters Point Naval Base in San Francisco. Newly released documents show that almost all of the radiation data is unreliable. Homeowners worry ...
The virtual currency sector is no different and for some investors, the cryptocurrency market is unchartered territory. There is also a high risk of fraud if proper research isn't conducted. According to Forbes, this is an issue that the Texas State Securities Board (TSSB) is warning potential investors about.
The Hempstead Town Board voted unanimously Tuesday to pass legislation that penalizes fraudulent uses of plumbing licenses. The vote came after a brief public hearing in which representatives from the Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Contractors of Long Island, the Building Inspectors Association of ...
Parents left feeling helpless and unable to get life-changing therapy for their children with autism have been pushing lawmakers for help. That's why word from one senator of a fraud investigation within the state's autism program concerns them.
April 12, 2018 - ERIE, Pa. – The founder of an Erie non-profit organization and current City Council President has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Erie on charges of wire fraud, theft of government property and false writing or document to the government, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady ...
A former Wilmington Trust loan officer, who in 2013 pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud, testified Monday against four former bank executives during the fourth week of their trial. Joseph Terranova explained how he extended credit to clients without the knowledge of the bank's loan committee.
ALBANY — A Brooklyn assemblywoman who was indicted in January on a raft of fraud and corruption charges resigned on Monday. The assemblywoman, Pamela Harris, a Democrat who represents several southern Brooklyn neighborhoods, including Coney Island, is facing multiple counts of wire and ...
The two founders of a cryptocurrency firm called Centra have been charged with with carrying out a fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO) by the Securities ... The SEC's complaint was filed in a federal court in the Southern District of New York and charges the Centra co-founders with violating anti-fraud and ...
In his documentary "The China Hustle," director Jed Rothstein sets out to explore one of the most widespread cases of fraud that most people probably haven't heard about. ... Ryssdal: Who gets hurt if there's, you know, dozens, a couple of hundred, you know, fraudulent U.S.-listed Chinese companies?
But which channel is more susceptible to ad fraud – apps or the mobile web? Is app-attribution fraud a bigger problem than impression fraud? The answers are more complicated than either/or, yes or no. That's because bad actors commit fraud with one goal in mind: to make money. And they do this ...
The founder of Ethereum just called the man who claims to have invented bitcoin a 'fraud'. Kif Leswing. 2m ... Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin called Craig Wright a 'fraud' at a recent conference. ... But Vitalik Buterin, the confirmed creator of Ethereum, said he was a "fraud" at a conference on Tuesday.
SWIFT has been on the information security defensive since February 2016, when attackers stole $81 million from the central bank of Bangladesh's account at the New York Federal Reserve via fraudulent SWIFT messages, very nearly making off with $1 billion (see Security Investments Consume SWIFT's ...
The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has published a public service announcement on March 28 warning about the prevalence of scammers posing as tech support for a variety of industries, including the cryptocurrency sector. The announcement defines tech support fraud as a “criminal ...
Caldwell and Smith both face 20 years in prison for the conspiracy to commit wire fraud count and for the wire fraud counts, according to the prosecutor. They face 10 additional years in prison for the conspiracy to commit money laundering count and the money laundering counts. Caldwell's lawyer Dan ...
Uses of the data range from identifying geographic hotbeds for fraud so enforcement resources can be targeted and deployed to identifying the top doctors who are using billing codes that are suspected to be fraudulent. In this case, being the top biller in the country for a specific code is not a good thing and ...
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia fisherman who asked the federal government to reimburse him for the expense of buying nearly two tons of shrimp has been convicted of falsifying documents, mail fraud and other crimes. The office of U.S. Attorney Bobby Christine said in a news release Friday that ...
(Harrisburg) -- Bipartisan legislation in the state Senate addresses allegations of fraud in a public welfare program in Pennsylvania. The bill would crack down of the fraudulent use of benefits from SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Senator Ryan Aument says his bill would create a new ...
But even by those standards, the $550 million fraud pulled off by Kentucky attorney Eric C. Conn — the largest Social Security fraud in history — is ... His office helped bust a ring of New York City police and firefighters collecting fraudulent payments for mental disabilities, as well as a disability scam in ...


 

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