Tuesday, 10 July 2012

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Scammers prey on fear of foreclosure
Yakima Herald-Republic
Foreclosure relief scams have become more prevalent in the last few months because of a $25 billion settlement reached with the nation's five biggest housing lenders over improper foreclosure practices, said state Attorney General Rob McKenna during a ...
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Return-A-Pet scammer sentenced to jail
The Journal News | LoHud.com
A New York city man will spend more than five years in jail for running a half-million dollar scam that promised to reunite owners with their lost pets.
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Obama Utility Bill Scam Falsely Claims Federal Aid Program Will Help Pay Bills
Huffington Post
Scammers are getting their messages out through phone calls, fliers, social media and text messages. Victims receive a bogus bank routing number to pay their bills, in exchange for providing their social security numbers and bank credentials. The scam ...
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Alleged Upper Merion nursing student scammer pleads guilty, gets 11½ to 23 ...
The Times Herald
COURTHOUSE — Dana Kearney, the Upper Merion woman charged with theft and conspiracy, accepted a plea deal and was sentenced to 11½ to 23 months in prison Monday.
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Research proves that stupidity is a major factor in 419 email scams
Windows IT Pro (blog)
An interesting Microsoft Research paper titled "Why do Nigerian scammers say they are from Nigeria" provides an answer to a question that has worried many email administrators over the years, viz. how do so many users fall for the worst-written scams?
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Utility Bill Scams on the Rise
Scammers claim that a new federal government program will pay customers' utility bills.
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Pet-scam con man is caged
New York Post
It's back to the doghouse for this crook. A career con man was sentenced to five-plus years in the slammer yesterday for scamming more than $500000 from investors in a bogus business that promised to reunite lost pets with their owners. Eric Stein, 54 ...
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President Obama will not be paying your utility bill
... people believing their transactions worked take to Facebook to pass on the good news about Obama covering their utility bills, MSNBC reports. If you think you've been contacted by a scammer, contact law enforcement immediately. It's never a good ...
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Spread the Word, Protect a Friend – Don't Fall for the 'Microsoft Technical ...
If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from 'Microsoft', 'Windows Technical Support', or something similar, advising that your computer has a virus, they are likely to be a scammer. Microsoft never contacts customers in this way. (For ...
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