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Columbus, Ohio - A central Ohio woman is now facing charges in what prosecutors call one of the strangest scams they've ever seen.
Fixer Upper is now the most-watched show of all time on HGTV - but can you believe it almost didn't happen? During an appearance on Tuesday's Today show, Chip and Joanna Gaines revealed that when they first got the call from the network offering them ...

As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump ramp up their campaigning efforts in the last weeks of this year's presidential election, robocalls have increased significantly.
Hyderabad (TELANGANA): Hyderabad police took former World Billiards Champion and Padma Bhushan awardee Michael Ferreira along with three others in their custody in connection with an FIR registered against them in a multi-crore rupee Qnet scam ...
A phone scam involving callers who say they are part of the Fresno County Sheriff's Office is being reported locally. The Sheriff's Office says the caller gives a false name and badge number, and claims to have an arrest warrant for the person being ...
Salt Lake City -- Authorities are looking for victims who may have fallen victim to door-to-door scammers in Box Elder County. Investigators say a man posing as an alarm salesman targeted people who already had systems installed in their home.

Attorney General Roy Cooper thanks police and National Guard members for their service in the wake of hurricane Matthew. Cooper was in Robeson County ...
PITTSBURGH (CBS) - With so many online pharmacies, ordering prescription medication over the Internet has become a common practice.
Maryland state police have issued a warning to make motorists aware of a scam that is taking place on exit ramps across the state.
Receive a call from police about missing jury duty? Peoria police says it's a scam.
Raleigh, N.C. - Whether it's a hurricane, severe flooding or an ice storm, scammers are quick to take advantage of the emotional vulnerability of a natural ...
Frankfort, KY. (WKYT) Attorney General Andy Beshear has issued a scam alert to warn Kentuckians of fake charity scams related to hurricane Matthew.
Then he received a check for $1,000. He was directed to deposit it and then someone would come for the stick and extra cash from the deposited check.
facebook suggests being on the lookout for scams where users will send romantic messages as a way to get your information, messages where someone claims you have won the lottery or other prize, or messages that are offering low-priced loans.
WASHINGTON - Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, is warning seniors of a new phishing scam.Con artists send a text ...
Back in June, WFAA-TV took a close look at the Texas Rangers' proposal to build a new stadium in Arlington, which the city and team insist would be built with a 50-50 split of private and public money.
Passengers of ride-hailing services were scammed at least twice in the South Loop over a recent three-week span, police said in a news release.

Many of the latest tech support scams such as scam lockers use malware and extortion tactics to force victims to call these criminal organizations.
Despite all the warnings and news coverage, telephone scammers continue to run very successful "businesses" posing as Internal Revenue Service agents.
The IRS is warning tax payers and preparers to watch out for a scam involving fake tax bills related to the Affordable Care Act.
This then spams all of your friends with the same offer, and it is also thought the scam could also infect your computer system with dangerous malware.
police said various callers had stated that Sylvester and Calais have been seen in the Lafayette area in parking lots of large shopping centers attempting to scam money from customers. According to officials, the two subjects tell a "fake" story about ...
The state is issuing a new warning to consumers about an old scam that could result in the loss of thousands of dollars. criminals are sending letters with counterfeit checks telling recipients to deposit the check and return the amount as a processing ...
Bill Mcguire with the better business bureau sits own with BVTM as he discusses how to avoid a debit card phishing scam. It's a concern that is affecting some local bankers.
Surprise, AZ - police have issued a warning to residents about a scam going around involving jury duty. Officers said several residents had been targeted recently following a similar script.
A facebook adult video scam is tricking users into clicking on a malicious link and installing a browser extension that cybercriminals can use later to steal credentials and payment card data.
We have all seen the ads: "Take our short survey and receive a $50 gift card!" Offers like this claim to be gathering customer feedback for legitimate businesses; however, many really may be promoting spammy products or be after your personal information.
According to PSE&G, there has been a large volume of scams such as these recently. "We're seeing a lot of scamming activity recently and we're paying very close attention," said Brooke Houston, a spokeswoman for PSE&G.
The daily turn-over from the call centers in Mira Road was around Rs. 2 crore, police said. Thane: A Mumbai businessman who 'mentored' Sagar Thakkar alias Shaggy, the alleged mastermind of the multi-million dollar fake call center racket, wherein ...
While this study targeted consumers, the growth in scams can pose a danger to the enterprise. Michael Kaiser, executive director at NCSA, says IT managers should be aware of the proliferation of this scam. "Some [fraudsters] try to get into people's ...
Don't hit "reply" to that text message from Tioga State Bank you got over the weekend. Officials say it's a phishing scam. Customers and non-customers of Tioga State Bank have reported receiving the text messages between Saturday and Sunday, in which ...
HOPEWELL - The Ontario County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of two scams that have begun to circulate in the county.
THE Inspector General of the Namibian police and the management of Bank Windhoek should investigate how detainees in the holding cells at Windhoek Central police Station managed to orchestrate a car-sale scam and withdrew N$80 000 from a bank ...
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - If you are looking to move, make sure you know who you are renting from. There's a Craigslist scam that has resurfaced, and wiped out the savings account of one Grand Rapids woman who is now homeless. scammers are ...
Marion County Attorney Ed Bull says many ongoing scams across the country target the elderly. One that recently appeared in Marion County is the grandson/granddaughter scam, in which a caller commonly poses as a person's relative in trouble. Bull says ...
The owner of an Edmonton event-planning business is warning other entrepreneurs to be wary of a cheque-cashing scam after she was almost duped.
MIAMI (AP) - Another former executive of a failed Florida Keys resort has been charged in a $300 million vacation rental scam. The Miami Herald reports (http://hrld.us/2e0S4j1 ) 60-year-old David Schwarz was arrested last week on federal charges in ...
Recently, one of my former students almost became a victim of a scam targeting seafarers with offers of employment at ridiculously high wages and with generous benefits.
You think that maybe they have the wrong person, or maybe this is a scam call. Tell the caller you must do some research and hang up.
THANE: A Mumbai businessman who 'mentored' Sagar Thakkar alias Shaggy, the alleged mastermind of the multi-million dollar fake call center racket, wherein US-based taxpayers were allegedly conned by Indian tele-callers, has been arrested, police said ...
Fayetteville officials warned residents Monday not to be a victim of hurricane Matthew twice. Mayor Nat Robinson and interim police Chief Anthony Kelly said after the storm is when scammers can move in to take advantage of people who need repairs.
"The scam is simple: he posts on Craigslist under his name or assumed name saying he's posting an apartment that's affordable because that's his initiative as a public officer," attorney Pierre Gooding, who is representing the 10 alleged victims, told ...
This scam works when you receive an email or a text message inviting you to complete a customer satisfaction survey. The message says all you need to do is answer a few questions, and you will receive a gift card.
A scam isn't the same as being overcharged, however. If you take a taxi from outside a five-star hotel, there's a good chance you'll pay too much, but if the price is agreed beforehand then it's not a scam. The taxi driver who apologises because his ...
While most county residents do not take the bait from these illegal contacts via phone, e-mail and letters, every now and then a county resident gets taken in by the scams. The result is oftentimes loss of a substantial amount of money and possible ...
Sagar Thakkar, alias Shaggy, the alleged mastermind of the Thane fake call centre racket, and four of his key associates who shaped the multi-crore scam over the past two years, were products of a scam factory in Bhavnagar (Gujarat) that had produced ...
A new scam is scaring local moms and dads out of thousands of dollars because the caller tells parents that he's kidnapped their children.
Watch out for this texting scam that exploits bank delays to pass counterfeit cheques, leaving victims out thousands of dollars.
Identity theft threatens everyone. Many companies offer identity monitoring and repair for a price. But you can do it by yourself at no cost.
Nigerian Man Sentenced to 12 years in prison in Cape Town for Conducting Online Dating scam and Making R 1.2m. The 31-year-old Nigerian citizen Ndubusi Ifediora has agreed to a plea and sentence agreement in a Bellville Specialised Commercial ...


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