Saturday, 30 March 2013

Google Alert - scam

News9 new results for scam
ZeekRewards scam leaves NC town millions poorer
But months later, Myers, like hundreds of thousands of others, discovered the truth: ZeekRewards was a scam. "I was duped," Meyer said. "We trusted this man. The community is still in shock." Authorities say owner Paul Burks was the mastermind of a ...
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Jamaica to approve bill targeting lottery scams
Huffington Post
Authorities say at least 30,000 calls are made daily from Jamaica to the U.S. as part of the scams. Suspects usually tell victims they've won millions but must first wire payments to cover taxes before they can receive the prize. The scams generate at ...
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Lubbock man receives 15 years in biodiesel scam
Fort Worth Star Telegram
LUBBOCK -- A West Texas businessman was sentenced Friday to more than 15 years in prison for a biodiesel scam that generated nearly $42 million in revenue, allowing him to purchase expensive cars, a military tank and season tickets to San Antonio ...
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Suffolk Notebook: Police Caution Residents About Telephone Scams
In one scam, police said a caller pretends they are someone who knows that a family member is in trouble and needs to have money wired immediately. Under the scam, callers try to pressure the victim to send money without verifying the family member's ...
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Phillipsburg man gets state prison for bar-code scam at Target stores ...
The Express Times -
Authorities used store video to document the scam between February and July 2011, although it could have dated as far back as 2008, the website says. They bought $24,933 worth of Target merchandise for $3,672 during the six months, according to the ...
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State: Baby sitters scammed in fake check scheme
La Crosse Tribune
MADISON — A scam snaring baby sitters into cashing fake checks isn't sitting well with state consumer protection officials. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection said in a news release on Friday that people need to be ...
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Scam warning for senior citizens
The best way to avoid any version of this telephone identity theft scam is to keep in mind that major federal agencies like the Internal Revenue Service and Medicare program never call Americans offering to provide services. These agencies communicate ...
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Scam Artists Target Local Hotel Guests
Lane Today
At least one local hotel has recently been contacted by potential scam artists, according to Eugene Police. The scam artist operates by contacting the front desk of the hotel and asking to be transferred to rooms. When the guest answers, the scam ...
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Massive jail tax scam stopped by mailroom personnel
PRESCOTT - A scheme hatched by inmates in the Camp Verde jail to defraud the U.S. government out of hundreds of thousands of dollars while still behind bars was stopped when workers in the jail's mailroom noticed unusual amounts of mail to and from ...
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