Thursday, 20 December 2012

Google Alert - scam

News10 new results for scam
Amid Newtown tragedy, scam artists creep in
Tragedy strikes — be it a natural disaster, a gunman's rampage or a terrorist attack — and scam artists move in. It happened after 9/11. It happened after Columbine. It happened after Hurricane Katrina. And after this summer's movie theater shooting ...
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AG targets drama camp scam
Chicago Tribune
Illinois Atty. General Lisa Madigan filed suit Wednesday against a summer camp director who Chicago parents said collected thousands of dollars in payments for a drama program that never happened. The lawsuit alleges that the camp's executive director, ...
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I-Team investigates international pet scam
"The red flag totally went up then, that I knew that was it, I was being scammed and there was going to be no dog," said Nails. Nails reached the scammers on the phone. Scammer on the phone: Your puppies are in Nashville airport. You need to pay $1,500.
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Postmaster warns of 'work-at-home' scam
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
The Urbana postmaster is warning residents not to get involved in a scam that would have them receiving and shipping items purchased with stolen credit card numbers. Michael Hicks, the postmaster, said the scam has affected Urbana residents several ...
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MYSTERY SHOPPER: Beware Of Email Scam
'Tis the season to be scammed. Con artists work year round, but the Iowa Attorney General's Office says scams tend to increase around the holidays. Just ask the Corley's of Des Moines. "She was supposed to be a mystery shopper," says George Corley of ...
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Man uses apt in $10k Craigslist scam
This type of Craigslist scam is common. Typically, the victim will see an ad on Craigslist offering an apartment for rent. The fake landlord will post pictures of the place and talk the victim into sending them money for a deposit and the first month's ...
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Couple who scammed veterans are headed to prison
Houston Chronicle
The elderly Houston couple responsible for the largest scam ever uncovered in a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' program meant to protect vulnerable veterans will be going to federal prison for 46 months after conspiring to carry out a $2.3 million ...
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Murder, kidnap scam tries getting money from residents, Madison cops say
The Star-Ledger -
MADISON — Scammers have been trying to get money from residents by telling them their relatives have been kidnapped or hurt, Detective Kenneth Shannon said. The scams often involve multiple emails, phone calls or texts telling people to send large ...
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The Star-Ledger -
Billions lost in LIBOR scam
The Spokesman Review
WASHINGTON – A federal watchdog has found that government-controlled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may have lost more than $3 billion from big banks' alleged rigging of a key interest rate. The staff of the inspector general for the Federal Housing ...
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Deputies told to butt out by angry scam victim
Arizona Daily Star (blog)
No amount of reasoning by bank administrators and sheriff's deputies could convince an elderly Green Valley woman she was being conned. A bank manager called the Pima County Sheriff's Department in mid-October when she learned a customer was ...
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