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Moo Money, Moo Problems

Thomas Gibson and Michael McDonald once operated one of the largest cattle brokerage businesses in the United States. Their company, Eastern Livestock Company, is now bankrupt but when it was in it’s prime they would process cattle sales and operate branch facilities in eleven states. The business came to a close on November 2, 2010. Turns out it’s a good ... Read More »

Medicare Fraud By “Erectile Pump” – Really, I Can’t Make This Stuff Up

In my research lately I’ve found story after story of Medicare or health insurance fraud. After a while, day after day, story after story, it all tends to run together. Except for the doozey I’m about to inform you all about. This one stands out and/or up. Gary Winner, an Illinois resident and owner of Planned Eldercare, has agreed to ... Read More »

$11 Millon Loan Scheme Lands Former CEO In Prison

David Findel, former CEO of Worldwide Financial Resources, a mortgage origination firm in New Jersey, was sentenced to 63 months in prison on September 27, 2011 for a connection with an $11 million fraudulent loan scheme. Previously, Findel pleaded guilty to an Information charging him with wire fraud. According to the Information to which Findel pleaded guilty and statements made ... Read More »

Postal Carrier Sentenced For Stealing Mail, Cash And Gift Cards

Last month I wrote about the TSA employee that was stealing money from travelers as they proceeded through security checkpoints. I was shocked by this since we (or at least I) assume that people in their position are there to help us, not steal from us. Well the world keeps turning and more people that I would consider to be ... Read More »

A Modern Day Bonnie & Clyde! Colorado Couple Charged With Ponzi Scheme

Marie and Richard Dalton of Golden Colorado were charged in a federal criminal complaint that was unsealed on September 30, 2011 with operating a $17 million Ponzi scheme that lulled investors in 13 states with claims of big potential returns on investments in diamonds and trading international notes. Though they were arrested in Atlanta, Georgia the couple will face charges ... Read More »

Mass Joinder Update – Office Furniture to be Sold

The official receiver for the California action against companies marketing mass joinder suits has posted an update. Receiver Seeking Court Approval to Dispose of Furniture and Equipment and Return Leased Offices to Landlords The Receiver has applied to the Court for formal approval to commence the process of shutting down the various office sites of Defendants and returning the premises ... Read More »

Microsoft Scammers Selling Fake Computer Virus Protection

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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Canadian Anti Fraud Center say the virus scam is growing to epidemic proportions. Since March of 2010 the RCMP have noticed that a majority of scam reports involve the Virus Scam. Canadians are getting phone calls from people claiming to be with Microsoft or another reputable software company asking how their computer is running. ... Read More »

For People That Want to Keep People From Being Scammed

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Scams have been around since the beginning of time. Some may have a new twist, some are new because of technology but the overall consideration is someone isn’t getting what they were promised. There are phone scams, credit card scams, mortgage scams, and so on. The list is endless and will always be endless as long as there are unscrupulous ... Read More »

Dead Cross Dressing Man’s Finger Prints Found on His Own Death Certificate.

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I love England. I had the good fortune to live there for almost 2 years and I found the people delightful, to observe. This is one of the reasons I’m fascinated with the british subjects. Anthony McErlean, age 66, faked his own death in Honduras and then tried to collect £520,000 from an insurance company, posed as has his own ... Read More »

Drifters Rob Florida Woman Using Fake Spider Poison Scam

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Criminals that prey on the elderly that really tick me off. I always think of my Grandparents and how kind and thoughtful they were. If someone would have taken advantage of their kindness and helpfulness would really have upset me. That’s just what three men did to an elderly couple in Naples, FL this week. Ruth Pence, 85 and her ... Read More »

Auto Surf Websites Busted in Ponzi Scheme

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This is a summary of the forfeiture motion filed in US District Court, District of Columbia on 8/5, 2008 against 8 Gilcrease Lane, Quincy ,Florida, Thomas A. Bowdoin, Jr., and others The web site known as 12DailyPro claimed to be an online advertising program whose advertisers paid them to get viewers to look at their ads. According to their offer, ... Read More »

Attorneys Selling Mortgage Rescue and Loan Modifications, Charged in Illinois

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An attorney that is involved in illegal activity? Wouldn’t you think that of all the people in the world, attorney’s would be the most likely to abide by the law? It appears not in in this case. The Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has recently filed lawsuits against four Chicago area companies and licensed attorneys for operating fraudulent mortgage rescue ... Read More »

The Love Scam, New Twist On An Age Old Scam

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Who remembers the movie, “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”, with Steve Martin and Michael Caine, as two conmen who live off women by “waking their compassion” with shocking stories about their fake fates. Well, here is a new twist and it’s happening in the UK so I’m sure it’s happening here as well. Online dating scams seem to be hitting it big ... Read More »

Secret Shopper Gets Duped. Spends Two Nights in Jail. Don’t Let This Happen to You.

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I’m amazed that there never seems to be a shortage of scams. You would think that eventually crooks would either run out of ideas or people would become more educated in what is going on around them. How many times do you have to be warned before touching a flame that you’ll get burned? It seems some people still have ... Read More »

Two Hells Angels Leaders Accused Of Mortgage Fraud

Two leaders of the Hells Angels are finding out that you’re not truly “bad to the bone” until you’re accused of mortgage fraud. News hit the press late Tuesday night that a mortgage broker in the San Franscisco bay area was charged with conspiring to arrange more than $10 million in fraudulent home loans including the two aforementioned Hells Angels ... Read More »

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