Saturday, 12 January 2013

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Houston lawyer gets 10 years for $7.8M Ponzi scam
Houston Chronicle
A former lawyer in Houston who pretended to be a real estate investment tycoon has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for running a $7.8 million Ponzi scam. A federal judge in Houston on Friday sentenced 68-year-old Billy Frank Davis and ordered him ...
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Quake rebuild sparks job scam
A migrant scam is feared to be taking root in the underbelly of Christchurch's rebuild, sparking a government alert. Reports of dozens of unlawful immigrants working on building sites around the city have begun to surface among national recruitment ...
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'60000 conned' in call centre scam
Belfast Telegraph
Investigators believe the number of Britons deceived by the scam, up to 60,000, makes it one of the biggest such crimes carried out in the UK from abroad, the Daily Mail reported. At its height, more than 1,000 people a day seeking unsecured loans with ...
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Belfast Telegraph
NAB ordered to arrest RPP scam accused
Photo by AFP. ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday to arrest the people involved in the Rs22 billion Rental Power Projects (RPP) scam. But NAB has so far failed even to fix criminal liability in the case.
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On Medicare? Beware this phone scam
If you are on Medicare, do not let anyone persuade to you to set up a direct deposit account for "Medicare funds." The Better Business Bureau is receiving complaints from around the country about scam phone calls targeting seniors. Scammers pretend to ...
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Edison Officials Warn of Utility Scam
Southern California Edison Friday warned Southlanders about scammers who call utility customers and demand immediate payment for supposedly past due electricity bills and who threaten that service will be disconnected. The callers have been ...
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Local citizen exposes scam
Chickasha Express Star
Some scam artists pretend to be from the IRS. Some pretend that you won a large amount of money. Typically their goal is to get you to reveal your personal information and bank account details. In Keeling's case, a scam artist called her phone number ...
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Salem Taxi warns passengers about possible scam
He has talked to police who say it sounds like a scam but they can't do anything. "If it was my mother I would definitely be heartbroken," says Elliott, "I'm just hoping that we can get the word to a lot of people to think about what they're doing when ...
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Belgrade police warn citizens of phone scam
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Numerous Belgrade residents have reported receiving calls from a representative of Microsoft. But Belgrade police warn it's a scam. In the calls, a man says he is contacting citizens to inform them that their computer may have been infected by a virus ...
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Warning: Scam artists are after your money
U-T San Diego
Sheriff's officials are warning the public about scams occurring in the county, including ones where phone solicitors pretend to be law enforcement officers and ask for money. Two reports about that kind of scam were made Thursday to authorities, said Sgt.
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