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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 »

Philadelphia Eagles’ Vince Young Impostor Arrested For Fraud

As a die hard Washington Redskins fan I have a strong disdain for pretty much all of the other NFC East teams (the New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, and the dreaded Dallas Cowboys). That being said, when I came across this story yesterday about a man posing as Vince Young and conning a woman out of money I couldn’t help ... Read More »

Multi-State Adoption Scammer Has No Remorse

Recently I asked the question, “how low can you go?” in reference to a woman starting up a fraudraiser where she raised over $10,000 for her child that may not be suffering from juvinelle lukema. I know have a story of a woman that will knock the socks off your conscious. A 20 year old woman, Davanna Dotson, from Muskogee ... Read More »

“Free” Trials That Cost Consumers More Than $450 Million

If scammers aren’t preying on those in financial hardship they’re off preying on those with a low self image. A federal court has recently halted (at the request of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)) a website and online company that allegedly took more than $450 million from consumers around the world looking for “free” or “risk-free” offers fro weight-loss pills ... Read More »

Superior Filing Services – Consumer Complaint 9-26-2011

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Date This Problem Happened: September 26, 2011 State You Live in: NC Age Range: 51-65 Total Amount of Fee Paid: Company Name: Superior Filing Services Company Address: 1240 E ONTARIO AVE SUITE 102-128 CORONA, CA 92881 Website of Company: superiorfiling.net Consumer Statement: THIS COMPANY HAS CONTACTED FAMILY MEMBERS AS WELL AS ME THREATENING TO SERVE PAPERS ON ME ABOUT SOME ... Read More »

New Sweepstakes Scam Using Bank Of America And BBB Logos

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning of another sweepstakes scam now circulating. Apparently phone calls are being made stating you’ve won $3.5 million but in order to receive your money you have to wire them $25,000 to cover the insurance of your winnings. Luckily some consumers found this call to be somewhat odd and asked for more information. Given ... Read More »

Western Union And MoneyGram Employees Now Have The Power To “Just Say No”

With wire fraud increasing money-transferring companies Western Union and MoneyGram are now giving their employees the right to reject transaction if they suspect customers are being scammed. Western Union instructs employees to look for people excited about a sudden windfall elderly citizens repeatedly transferring funds. Many are getting scammed right now because times are tough in our economy. Many are ... Read More »

Red Light Camera Scam Raises Red Flags

Sometimes it’s hard to tell the red flag in a scam when it’s a red light. Virginia police are warning of a new scam involving red light cameras. Being from Maryland I know that red light cameras are everywhere. I mean, everywhere. For those of you that have not experienced the alarming horror of these cameras let me paint a ... Read More »

Mother Previously Involved In Kidnapping Plot Scams At Least $10,000 From Charities For Her “Sick” Daughter

How low can you go? Arielle Lucinda Brooks (Arielle Odom, Luci Brooks and Arielle Lucinda Poor) of Pennsylvania started a campaign for her daughter “Save Baby Myah Foundation” shortly after her birth in July of 2010 claiming that she suffers from juvenile leukemia. Since then Brooks has raised at least $10,000 from donations and charitable organizations to help fund her ... Read More »

Mass Joinder Lawsuits Scam Targets Foreclosure Cases Over Phone

With so many facing foreclosure on their homes and properties in the United States many need to beware of being targeted by scammers in their vulnerable and stressful financial states. If you’re facing foreclosure, scammers want to find you. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has publicly issued a warning about these scams along with the federal government’s Internet Crime Complaint ... Read More »

Vermont Residents Warned About Phone Scams by State Police

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Vermont is one of those idyllic places you normal think of as safe and serene. With beautiful mountains and friendly people all about it’s one of the few places in the country you would not suspect scammers to be getting a foothold. Vermont State Police are warning their residents of various phone scams that are cropping up across the state. ... Read More »

FTC Cracking Down on Scams using “Free” Trail Offers

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The Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on online marketing scheme’s using “Free” Trail offers as a way to scamming consumers of their money. A federal court stopped an online operation that allegedly stole more than $450 million from consumers in the US and other countries at the request of the FTC. The alleged ringleader, Jesse Willms and 10 companies ... Read More »

Liberty Title Agency President Sentenced Jail Time For Embezzlement

Brian Madden, former president and co-founder of Liberty Title Agency LLC (“Liberty Title”), was sentenced to 20 months in prison on September 20, 2011. Madden misappropriated and embezzled escrow and other client funds from his company to two other insurance agencies that he controlled and operated in New York. Last December he pled guilty to wire fraud and embezzlement. Manhattan ... Read More »

Kelley Blue Book Warns Of Payment Protection Plan Scam

Kelley Blue Book publicly warned the world Wednesday, September 21, 2011, of a new scam in which someone is using a fake Kelley Blue Book website. Over the last few months Kelley Blue Book has received an increasing number of inquiries about a protection plan that they do not offer. Apparently the scam solicits money from buyers via an escrow-based, ... Read More »

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