Thursday, 13 December 2012

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DEA warns about phone scam
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
SPRINGFIELD — Don't fall for a new scam involving phone calls from someone posing as a Drug Enforcement Administration agent making threats, the DEA warns. This kind of extortion has been going on for years, but a rash of calls to people in the 217 ...
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How antitrust economists are getting better at spotting cartels
The Economist
THESE are nervy times for price-fixers. Banks that allegedly manipulated LIBOR, an interbank interest rate, are awaiting their punishment. At $800 trillion, the market is the largest ever to have been rigged. Fines to follow that imposed on Barclays in ...
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Problem Solver: Scam drains Lowe's customer's gift card
Chicago Tribune
When he purchased the Lowe's gift card in March 2011, Jesse Houk thought it was an incredible deal. The home improvement chain had a special in which it would add 10 percent to any card purchased — roughly the equivalent of sales tax. It seemed like ...
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Chicago Tribune
Global Officials Arrest 10 In 'Bot' Scam Related To Facebook
International Business Times
Global Officials Arrest 10 In 'Bot' Scam Related To Facebook. FBI, Others, Bust Cyberhackers Who Stole Facebook Data. TEXT SIZE: A A A. MORE+. BY David Zielenziger | December 13 2012 12:16 PM. U.S. and international authorities arrested 10 ...
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International Business Times
Insurance scam returns to valley
Albany Democrat Herald (blog)
An insurance scam that circulated in the mid-valley this spring has returned, according to Marilyn Smith, spokeswoman for the city of Albany. She said a resident brought in a letter he had received in the mail about water line repair insurance, and ...
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Timeshare scam defendant could go free after just six years in prison
Chicago Sun-Times
He's accused of the biggest fraud ever prosecuted in Chicago — a $340 million time-share scam that conned more than 7,000 victims. But Michael E. Kelly could be freed from federal custody this week having served just six years behind bars. Under a ...
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Men wanted for Walmart scam
Columbia County News Times
Columbia County authorities are looking for two men they say scammed Walmart cashiers out of money two consecutive days. Two men confused cashiers at the store on Steiner Way in Grovetown and walked out with $225, according to a Columbia County ...
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State sues Baraboo computer firm in donation scam
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)
The Wisconsin attorney general has filed a lawsuit against a Baraboo computer company and its owner on allegations it solicited people into donating their computers by saying they would be refurbished and donated to needy children through a charity.
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Calaveras County deputies warn of phone scam - Crime & Courts -
Modesto Bee
CALAVERAS COUNTY -- Scammers target victims year-round, but it seems they really ramp it up at the holidays. The Calaveras County Sheriff's office is warning residents of a phone and internet scam making the rounds recently. According to information ...
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Woman arrested in alleged scam with tricking homeowners
Winnipeg Free Press
A woman who tricked homeowners to let her into their homes on the pretense of using their phones only to steal from them has been caught. Winnipeg police said the suspect tried the scam again late Wednesday afternoon but this time was recognized.
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