Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Google Alert - scammer

News9 new results for scammer
Regulators smash global phone tech support scam operation
ZDNet (blog)
Scammers would use remote desktop tools to access the victim's computer. Read more: Phone scammers target PC users with phony virus reports. "These so-called tech support scams are the latest variation of scareware," Leibowitz said. English-speaking ...
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Global Operation Sees Infamous 'Microsoft' Scammers Finally Taken Down
Gizmodo Australia
An international operation four years in the making between Australian, North American and Canadian authorities has taken down one of the world's largest — and coincidentally, most annoying — fraud groups: the infamous phone scammers posing as ...
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Scammers Employ 'Straw Students' for Federal Aid Scam at Community Colleges
Daily Nexus
Federal officials are moving to prosecute 21 suspects responsible for a statewide financial aid scam that took a total of $770,000 out of Santa Barbara City College and 14 other community and online colleges. Of the 21 suspects in custody, two have ...
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Trial begins for alleged 'Georgia Powers' scammer
Atlanta Journal Constitution
A woman on trial for allegedly participating in the so-called "Georgia Powers" identity theft scam has a history of swindling senior citizens, prosecutors told a DeKalb County jury. Santee Sherice Roberts listened quietly Wednesday morning as DeKalb ...
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Ponzo: Protect your ATM card from scammers
Wicked Local
We use Automatic Teller Machines (ATM) almost daily in our fast-paced lives. They are convenient, quick and easy to use for withdrawals or deposits. But with convenience comes problems and one of the problems that I have discovered is a scam commonly ...
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Nassau student loan scammer arrested for duping NCC student
A Hempstead man is behind bars Tuesday after he allegedly used a student-loan scam to swindle a Nassau Community College student into giving him access to her bank account, stealing $900, according to Nassau County police. Police said Shawn Terrel ...
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Scammer using Caller ID to impersonate officer
News Talk 94.3 WRHI
Authorities say there's been a recent string — at least for separate incidents — of unknown suspect or suspects identifying themselves as law enforcement officials over the phone, saying they owe money to a company. The York County Sheriff's Office ...
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Couple loses nearly $4600 to 'grandson' scam artist
Livingston Daily
A Genoa Township woman and her husband fell victim to a scammer who claimed to be their grandson, police reported. The 67-year-old woman, who lives on Gray Road, told police that her husband received a phone call around 1:50 p.m. Sept. 20 identifying ...
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Watch out for scammers, Grandma!
Blue Mountain Eagle
A Grant County resident recently reported receiving calls from a scammer pretending to be a grandson in need of emergency cash. In the so-called "grandma scam," callers target elderly people, asking them to wire money to help them out of some jam.
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