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Fort Wayne, Indiana BBB Warns Of “Secret Shopper” Scam

Last week the Fort Wayne, Indiana BBB issued a warning of a scam affecting Engle Road’s Hilton Downtown and National Tube Form. Across the country people are receiving letters telling them they’ve been chosen as a Secret Shopper to complete a survey. A check of between $1,900 to $7,000 from National Tube Form is enclosed in the letter and “shoppers” ... Read More »

Craigslist Scammer Targeting Renters In Need Of Housing

It was only a matter of time before a new Craigslist scam hit the news stands. This time police in Cedar Rapids, Iowa are dealing with a handful of complaints and reports since the spring of 2011 with a fraudster advertising a rental property to prospective renters on Craigslist.com. Personally, I’ve always been wary of Craigslist.com. But that’s probably because ... Read More »

Financial Literacy For Kids: How To Really Teach Kids How To Manage Money

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When I was 8 years old my dad took me into Citibank to open my very first savings account. He said it would teach me the value of a dollar and the importance of saving. I don’t remember how much I started my account with and if I deposited on a regular basis but I do remember being the talk ... Read More »

Pet Lovers Beware! SFO Warns Of Pet Scam E-mails

Officials at the San Fransicisco International Airport (SFO) have issued a scam warning about an e-mail going around offering to sell or ship pets from foreign countries to the U.S. through SFO. E-mails are coming from the e-mail address: [email protected] (Really… a live.com account? REALLY?) The e-mails are saying they are from airport’s “Pet Department” and/or “Pet Care and Vaccination ... Read More »

Multimillion-Dollar Medicaid Fraud Settled With $150 Million

Richard West, a New Jersey resident and Vietnam veteran suffering from muscular dystrophy, relies on Medicaid benefits to pay his medical bills. During a visit to his dentist he was told that his benefits has maxed out. Shortly after he said his services were being cut back and he wasn’t receiving the care he needed due to the max in ... Read More »

Jersey Residents Targeted By Payment Security Administration Flood Scam

“Tornadoes, earthquakes and hurricanes, oh my!” Since April the East Coast has been hit with a handful of natural disasters that have left many at a loss when homes and personal items have been ruined if not destroyed. The natural disasters have left many scared, lost and vulnerable. Which are three characteristics scammers prey upon. Enter stage left: Financial Recovery ... Read More »

Mepco May Have Been In On US Fidelis’ Scheme The Entire Time

Earlier, in June of this year, we wrote about how the Atkinson brothers behind US Fidelis were handed indictments for felony charges including unlawful merchandising practices, stealing, and insurance fraud. The Atkinson’s sold vehicle repair coverage to consumers but according to the indictments allegedly kept refunds due to clients, charged excess fees not stated in contracts and told clients they ... Read More »

September 11th Con Artist Owes $3 Million For Fraud

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In 2008, Mario Mastellone of New Jersey was convicted after defrauding the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. He was found liable September, 12 2011 (ten years and one day after the 9/11 attacks) to the United Staes for more than $3 million in treble damages and civil penalties. – Source. The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund was established to help ... Read More »

Could Your Distant Cousin Sue Be A Nigerian Scammer On Facebook or Google+?

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Last year an independent movie by the name of Catfish hit select theaters across the country. While I will keep my opinions of the movie to myself the basic premise of the movie gave a new buzzword to the internet community: “Catfish.” Catfish is defined by UrbanDictionary.com as being “someone who pretends to be someone they’re not using Facebook or ... Read More »

Operation Crystal Ball: Family Of “Psychics” Scams Believers Out Of $40 Million

Ten defendants that claimed to be clairvoyants, spiritual advisers and fortune tellers were charged August 16, 2011 in an indictment and further investigation titled, “Operation Crystal Ball.” The indictment and investigation focuses on the fraud committed by a group of individuals (most of which are related) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida claiming to have supernatural powers. These fraudsters repeatedly told callers ... Read More »

USA Credit Counseling – Scam, Complaint, Review, or Praise?

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Please share your experience with this debt relief company and provide your review and feedback, in the comments section below. The goal of this page is to allow people to share information that may be important to help others to make a more informed decision regarding their experience with this debt relief company. Here are some potential questions you might ... Read More »

Saving For A Living: Melody Page From Extreme Ways To Save

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“For the first time in my married life I was scared. We had never been rich but we had never been afraid before.” In 2008 Melody Page, a resident of Rocky Mount, North Carolina and her husband found themselves in financial disparity along with many citizens as the American economy took a turn for the worst. It only took about ... Read More »

Tax Crisis Institute – Scam, Complaint, Review, or Praise?

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Please share your experience with this debt relief company and provide your review and feedback, in the comments section below. The goal of this page is to allow people to share information that may be important to help others to make a more informed decision regarding their experience with this debt relief company. Here are some potential questions you might ... Read More »

How To Drink For Less: Tricks To Cheaper Alcohol

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If you’re like me you enjoy a good adult beverage every now and again. There’s only one down side to going out with friends, family or colleagues for a drink: it’s not cheap! Most alcohol in restaurants and bars are heavily marked up, sometimes more than 100%. I recently sat down with a friend of mine, let’s call him George, ... Read More »

United Abstract Group – Scam, Complaint, Review, or Praise?

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Please share your experience with this debt collection company and provide your review and feedback, in the comments section below. The goal of this page is to allow people to share information that may be important to help others to make a more informed decision regarding their experience with this debt collection company. Here are some potential questions you might ... Read More »

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