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(CBS) -- A woman whose apparent business scam was first exposed by the 2 Investigators was charged Wednesday with consumer fraud. As Pam Zekman reports, she allegedly collected thousands of dollars to help aspiring businesses and charities get government licensing and other approvals but ...
A Portage woman was arrested Tuesday night, suspected of conducting a string of door-to-door scams while out on bond in cases involving similar ... 28 she attempted to scam a Subway restaurant employee out of $55, saying that she was picking up money for a benefit, having tried a similar tactic earlier at ...
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, pictured earlier this month, said Tuesday she "did not hear that word used" when asked during a Senate hearing about a vulgarity attributed to President Donald Trump. (Jabin Botsford / The Washington Post). Steve ChapmanContact ReporterChicago ...

He last joined his former band on a 2013 Reunion tour in support of the band's best-known album, So Long, Astoria, during which time he would have, according to prosecutors, also been running the American Standard scam. Davenport's attorney, Alan G. Karow, did not respond to a request for comment on ...
Three people have been arrested in Butte County for allegedly participating in a fraudulent check scheme targeting area businesses. ... Harris, 43, was arrested on suspicion on two counts of check fraud, conspiracy, grand theft, identity theft, possession of a controlled substance and possession of ...
bitcoin and cryptocurrency prices deepened their weeks-long rout Wednesday as a spate of hacks and scam warnings compounded fears that regulators would ... Bitconnect had recently been accused of running a Ponzi scheme--the financial fraud most famously perpetrated by Bernie Madoff--by several ...
This week, a number of people in Luzerne County found they lost hundreds of dollars to what investigators are calling a card skimming scam. The secretary at the Sugarloaf ... The chief not only recommends shoppers be diligent about these scams, but also the stores, too. He says Gould's Shur Save in the ...
Influencer marketing has a fraud problem. Brands have run campaigns with fake influencers and on real ones who use bots to boost their followings. Influencer agencies themselves have also inflated their own influencers' accounts. The J.M. Smucker Co., parent of brands like Smucker's, Jif, Pillsbury, ...
If you received an SMS with the message above, do not click on the link that comes with it as it is likely to be a phishing scam. At least two people in Singapore told Channel NewsAsia they received messages on Wednesday (Jan 17) claiming that they had a bitcoin worth more than S$18,500 in their ...
jury Deciding Fate of 'Cocaine Cowboys' Pilot in fraud Case. A jury in Florida is set to deliberate an auto fraud case against a pilot who once flew loads of drugs for Colombian cartels during Miami's "cocaine cowboys" era. Jan. 17, 2018, at 7:26 a.m.. Jury Deciding Fate of 'Cocaine Cowboys' Pilot in Fraud Case ...
One unintended consequence of facebook's feed purge is that it may make Publishers more vulnerable to ad fraud. With Facebook favoring user content and deprioritizing publishers' posts in its news feed, publishers will turn to traffic resellers to make up for the clicks they're losing from Facebook, said ...
St. Louis • A developer from Ladue pleaded guilty to a federal charge of misapplying bank funds Tuesday and admitted helping defraud a bank to pay off millions of dollars in delinquent real estate loans. Michael Litz, 63, admitted "aiding and abetting" co-defendant Shaun R. Hayes in misusing funds of ...
In some cases, banks and card processors flagged the transactions as fraudulent and stopped the payments. OnePlus said it did not do any card processing itself nor did it save any payment information surrendered when people purchased its phones. Instead, it said, it passed all data to a partner who ...
MIAMI (AP) -- Trial in an auto fraud case is resuming for a pilot who once flew loads of drugs for Colombian cartels during Miami's "cocaine cowboys" era. Prosecution testimony resumes Tuesday in the trial of 72-year-old Mickey Munday, who has become well known through his open bragging about his ...

Ukraine's central bank says an investigation into the country's largest lender, PrivatBank, shows that it had been "subjected to a large-scale and coordinated fraud" over at least a decade. The fraud resulted in the bank, which was taken into state control in 2016, suffering a loss of at least $5.5 billion, the ...
The county will also give notice to anyone picking up mail-in ballot applications that the Legislature has passed measures creating felony punishments for the following offenses: engaging in organized election fraud; illegal voting; fraudulent use of a mail-in ballot; and fraudulent witness activity on such ...
A report in The Intercept, citing interviews with current and former employees, alleges multiple wrongdoings against Aflac, including insider trading, fraudulent sales and financial manipulation. The article also references three unreported lawsuits that management apparently knew about for more than a ...
A Brea physician, who is being prosecuted in a baby's death and for being part of an alleged $100 million workers compensation fraud scam, recently had his medical license restricted pending the outcome of criminal proceedings. The interim suspension order agreed to by Dr. Andrew Robert Jarminski, ...
On November 6, Gashumba and two others were charged with fraud in connection to fraud, forgery and narcotic drugs. ... KAMPALA - Buganda Road Chief Magistrate James Ereemye Mawanda on Tuesday read out fresh fraud, forgery and narcotic drug charges against social critic Frank Gashumba.
In the poll, 174 respondents said they had discovered fraudulent transactions on their cards after making a purchase from OnePlus. One customer who ... The smartphone maker says customers who are affected by fraud should contact their bank immediately to initiate a chargeback. Updated January 16th ...
There are dangerous hate groups in America. So a group called the Southern Poverty Law Center promises to warn us about them. They release an annual list of hate groups in America. The media cover it, but John Stossel says they shouldn't. It's a scam. It lists Ayaan Hirsi Ali--who grew up Muslim in ...
A man watches a screen showing the prices of bitcoin at a virtual currency exchange office in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Prices of bitcoin and other digital currencies have skidded after South Korea's top financial policymaker said a crackdown on trading of crypto currencies was still ...
Antoine E. Skaff, 58, reported to Morgantown Federal Correctional institution between last Thursday and Monday, when he was listed as an inmate on the Federal Bureau of Prisons website. On Dec. 8, U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin sentenced Skaff to five years in federal prison to be followed by three ...
First discovered by Australian email security company MailGuard, the zero-day scam uses Netflix branding and webpage style to coax users into giving ... "We take the security of our members' accounts seriously and Netflix employs numerous proactive measures to detect fraudulent activity to keep the ...
The State said it would oppose bail for the Media24 journalist and the 41-year-old-man accused of 140 cases of fraud, the Cape Town Magistrate's Court heard ... In a statement on Friday, police spokesperson Noloyiso Rwexana said it was believed that the suspects had issued fraudulent working schedule ...
A former civilian Los Angeles police Department employee was arrested on suspicion of workers' compensation fraud, authorities said. Gerald Pulley, 51, was arrested last Thursday on suspicion of the felony-level crime, Los Angeles police said in a press release. Pulley has since been released on ...
(credit: CBS). Officials say they are currently dealing with a Craigslist scam that offers purchasers discounted -- up to 50% off -- single day lift tickets to Steamboat. ... When guests show up to the ticket office expecting tickets, they are disappointed when they're told the tickets they purchased are fraudulent.
A scam known as "typosquatting" is on the rise. That's where criminals buy website domains similar to popular sites, and wait for someone to make a typo in the url. Fake Google, Verizon and Southwest pages have already been taken down, but others are always being built. The imposter pages are just ...
police investigating a woman's claim she fell victim to an identity card theft gang are looking at whether a relative has links to a foreign man thought to be running a so-called romance scam. Nicha Kiartthanapaiboon, 24, an office worker, is being investigated by police after she claimed her ID card was ...
Yesterday I was notified on one of the credit cards of suspected fraudulent activity, I logged onto credit card site and verified that there were several transactions that I did not make. I went through the process and switched accounts... no big deal. Today same thing with the other credit card," wrote one ...
And a man and woman were arrested last year in connection with operating a series of rental housing scams, including in Linden. ... IRS scam in which someone poses as an IRS agent claiming you owe back taxes while threatening lawsuits or arrest unless immediate payment is made, often with gift cards ...
The news organizations' bid for public access to those records comes in the ongoing wire and mail fraud conspiracy trial of former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood and three subordinates - former vice president Scott "Scooter" Wombold and former regional account representatives Heather Jones ...
Two Wellington residents are facing prison terms after they pleaded guilty in U.S. Federal Court to participating in a multimillion-dollar insurance fraud and money-laundering ... Jasperson plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health-care fraud and is facing a maximum of 10 years in prison.
This afternoon, my wife received an email allegedly from Openreach which, when opened, displayed a letter from BT, complete with a logo saying "New BT Online Notification." It started with "Hello" and then gave her email address. Then it said: "Your monthly payment was recently declined. The decline ...
SACRAMENTO (AP) -- A Sacramento-area restaurant owner and commercial real estate developer is admitting to frauds that cost banks more than $22 million. Fifty-nine-year-old Abolghasseni Alizadeh of Granite Bay pleaded guilty Friday to wire fraud, bank fraud and making false statements to a federally ...
With a new year comes new opportunities for scammers to try to steal your money or identity. In 2017, the most reported scams were sweepstakes and lottery scams, phishing scams, and tech support as well as employment scams. In Alaska, the most expensive scams were Investment scams, which took ...
Roseville real estate developer and fast-food entrepreneur Abe Alizadeh, his career in tatters for a decade, pleaded guilty to fraud charges Friday in connection with a $22 million real estate scheme. Alizadeh, 59, whose vast real estate empire collapsed during the last recession, admitted that he cooked up ...
On the other hand, how can we legally avoid this kind of rip-off from hurting her? - J.E.. scams against the elderly are all too common. You should report this scam to the local police department, and can make a report to the National consumers League at www.fraud.org (where you can also learn tips for ...
The insurance firm Aflac has exploited workers, manipulated its accounting, and deceived shareholders and customers, according to nine former employees. This article is based on interviews with multiple current and former employees, as well as three previously unreported lawsuits. The allegations ...
Man Accused of insurance fraud Faces April Trial. An April 1 trial starting date has been scheduled for a northwest Iowa man charged with forgery and insurance fraud. Jan. 9, 2018, at 12:21 p.m.. Man Accused of Insurance Fraud Faces April Trial ...
A federal court sentenced a La Crescenta man to nine years in prison Monday for running a pair of fraudulent schemes that bilked victims out of over $1 million. The sentence comes after 55-year-old David William Bell pleaded guilty last summer to one count each of wire fraud and mail fraud. Bell admitted ...
In another set-up, a "representative" appears at your door in a convincing-looking work uniform, claiming that the electric meter is not working properly and must be immediately replaced -- at your expense. What makes this scam so scary is that their targets often grant scammers access inside their home.
Faulty gym memberships and various phone and mail scams targeting older residents are on the radar of local law enforcement officials as predators have increased their ... If you receive an unexpected phone call from someone who threatens to arrest you for not paying taxes, it's almost certainly a scam.
In this Aug. 11, 2016 photo, Mickey Munday talks to a reporter in Love Park in North Miami, Fla. Federal Prosecutors want to use the past of Munday, a pilot from Miami's "cocaine cowboys" era against him during an upcoming trial on charges of participating in an auto fraud ring. Court documents filed ahead ...
CROMWELL -- Some of the most crucial New Year's resolutions can help consumers steer clear of potential scams by understanding how they work. According to Connecticut Better Business Bureau, victims unknowingly provide personal and financial information to swindlers over the internet, in telephone ...
A Florida man who pleaded guilty in Chicago to a massive $179 million real estate investment fraud was arrested over the weekend trying to board a ... pleaded guilty in 2016 to five counts of wire fraud, admitting in a plea agreement with prosecutors that he sold tens of millions of dollars in fraudulent loans ...
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon now reportedly regrets calling bitcoin a "fraud," though he is still not a fan of the cryptocurrency. In an interview with FOX Business Tuesday, Dimon said: "The bitcoin to me was always what the governments are gonna feel about bitcoin as it gets really big, and I just have ...


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