Tuesday, 26 March 2013

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2 California men convicted in $142m investment scam
Fox News
A Riverside County man and his mother have been convicted for their role in a $142 million investment scam that cost some people their homes and life's savings. The Riverside Press-Enterprise says Hendrix Montecastro was convicted Monday of hundreds ...
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9-Year-Old's $20000 Kickstarter Campaign Draws Scam Accusations
Huffington Post
But a few days, more than $20,000 raised on the site, accusations of a scam and several death threats later, things have turned out quite differently. "Did I expect this? No. This was an $800 campaign that started to resonate," Wilson told The ...
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Attorney General's Office warns of sweepstakes scam
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
The South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning people about a telemarketing scam that has affected seniors statewide. Several people have filed complaints with the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division, including one victim who ...
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Five arrested in £1.7 million malware bank scam
A £1.7 million bank fraud scam involving a fake British insurance company has been uncovered by Slovenian police. In raids on 21 March, Slovenian police arrested five people suspected of using remote administration tools (RATs) and keyloggers to make ...
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The hidden hotel fee scam -- getting worse
Chicago Tribune
As a refresher, the fee scam works like this: Instead of posting the total price you have to pay, some hotels carve out part of the real price, give it a plausible name like "resort" or "housekeeping" fee, and feature the reduced partial price in their ...
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Gulf Power warns of scam
Pensacola News Journal
Gulf Power Co. has issued a warning to its customers regarding a potential scam involving someone impersonating utility company employees. Someone claiming to be a Gulf Power employee contacted a resident by telephone and told the victim that their ...
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Eh?: Scam text
An alert caller wanted to give readers a heads-up about a scam that's hitting people via text message. The warning rang a bell with the Eh? desk because we received the same message. On Sunday night, a generic text message came in from an unfamiliar ...
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Omaha woman lost $2500 in roommate-search scam
Omaha World-Herald
An Omaha woman owes her bank more than $2,500 because she was a victim of a roommate scam, the Better Business Bureau said Monday. "This is a vicious crime that was perpetrated on a poor naive woman," said Jim Hegarty, president of the BBB ...
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Tax scam allegedly run from Minnesota prisons
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Tax scam allegedly run from Minnesota prisons. Article by: DAN BROWNING , Star Tribune; Updated: March 25, 2013 - 7:49 PM. Investigator says hundreds of bogus returns were filed covering 2006 through 2012. A Stillwater inmate is main focus of inquiry.
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Scam forum in Bennington reaches out to seniors
Seniors in southern Vermont are being invited to a forum on the dangers of financial scams. AARP and the attorney general's office are hosting the event on Thursday at the Bennington Museum. They are going to explain different scams targeting seniors ...
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