Saturday, 2 March 2013

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San Jose: Funeral insurance scam in Vietnamese community lands ...
San Jose Mercury News
SAN JOSE -- Dozens of victims from the local Vietnamese community, swindled out of money they thought would go toward funeral expenses, gathered in Judge Jerome Nadler's courtroom Friday to see a once-trusted businessman sentenced to three years ...
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Scam targets WPS power customers
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
WPS says customers were told to purchase prepaid debit cards and call back to make a payment. Another scam is that customers are told to get some cash together for pickup. The utility company is urging customers who have been contacted by a suspected ...
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BBB warns of payment scam
WSOC Charlotte
"This scam is targeting Duke Energy customers today. Tomorrow, scammers could target Time Warner Cable customers or Piedmont Natural Gas customers," said BBB President Tom Bartholomy. "That's why it is important to increase awareness about ...
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Bath: Police warn of scam targeting senior citizens
BATH -- Police received reports from two elderly residents Friday of a scam in the area. Both residents were contacted by a man who claimed to be with a law enforcement agency and requested personal information from the residents. He further used ...
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Phone Scam Targets Lacey Senior
Police are asking Lacey seniors to be alert of a phone scam. An elderly township resident reported a possible phone scam, police said. The resident received a call from an unfamiliar person who identified himself as "Johnny Black." The caller informed ...
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Internet domain scam targeting small business owners
In the end, J.R's past experience with a devastating investment scam gave him the red flag he needed to save him this time. "I got scammed about five years ago and lost about $50,000. It was the exact same thing, you need to pay this today," said Quam.
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Telephone scam targets electric customers
Statesman Journal
A telephone scam is targeting Portland General Electric customers, according to a company press release. The scammers call customers claiming their bills are overdue and that customers must immediately make a payment to avoid having their electricity ...
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Phone scam targets utility customers
Attorney General Wasden said a similar scam directed to residential customers was reported last May, and again, last month. That version of the scam targeted Hispanic customers with phone calls, in Spanish, demanding bill payment by providing personal ...
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Federal sting nabs Florida gang member in gun scam
MCALLEN, Texas -- A Florida gang member has pleaded guilty in a drug and arms conspiracy after he tried to trade guns for cocaine with federal agents he believed were members of a Mexican drug cartel. Lawrence James Panka pleaded guilty Friday in ...
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Man Sentenced In Online Scam, Robbery
Hartford Courant
A 31-year-old man was sentenced to 6-1/2 years in prison on Friday for his role in the beating and robbery of a man who responded to his ad seeking to sell a car. Robert Parsons was also ordered to serve three and half years of special parole. He had ...
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