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Beware of Cash This Check Scam Which Can Leaves You Broke

This isn’t necessarily a new scam, but it has found renewed legs in these difficult times. Here is how it works. Out of the blue you will get a check that looks official like a cashiers check, money order, certified check, etc. The person sending it to you will either send you the check with a job offer like a ... Read More »

Mortgage Rescue Scam Results in Guilty Plea From Lawyer

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In a look into the future when more lawyers are going to find themselves in hot water from current foreclosure avoidance scams, yet another lawyer has been found guilty of running a foreclosure rescue or mortgage rescue scam. This time the show unfolded in Pennsylvania. The government alleged that Doherty and four others targeted homeowners facing foreclosure, promised to help ... Read More »

Pastor of Center Harbor Christian Church Implicated in Loan Scam Run By Son

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Robert Farah, pastor of Center Harbor Christian Church in New Hampshire, says he’s a victim of the alleged scam run by his son, Scott Farah. But in Belknap County Superior Court yesterday, lawyers investigating Scott Farah and his former business partner said Robert Farah profited from his son’s alleged fraud. Attorney Thomas Donovan, who’s representing several former investors of Financial ... Read More »

Forensic Mortgage Analysis Scam – Beware

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Consumers are urged to be on the lookout for companies promising forensic mortgage analysis services. It’s an offer many struggling homeowners can find hard to resist. It begins with a flyer or phone call from a company offering to review your financial documents in order to find a dramatically lower mortgage rate. But the problem is, it often is an ... Read More »

Beware of Twitter for Cash Scam

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A popular one right now? One web site is designed to look like a newspaper front page, with the logos of real newspapers and TV networks. The person featured has a rags to riches story…college dropout now making $10,000 a month working from home. All you have to do is order a twitter cash starter kit for $1.95, but that’s ... Read More »

Payday Store Manager Saves Grandmother From Scam

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Lincoln County sheriffs investigators say they’re getting several calls a week about con-artists targeting the elderly with ‘the grandparents scam.’ It’s where a caller claims that the would-be victim’s grandchild is in jail and needs bail money. W-S-A-W NewsChannel 7 is reporting one case where the con-artist put a younger female on the phone, posing as the actual grandchild. The ... Read More »

ChristBilt Builder Arrested For Stealing Money and Running a Scam

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I am never surprised by the amount of fraud that is perpetrated using religion and christianity and as foundation for the scam. I wonder how many people thought they could easily trust a company with Christ in the name? Out of Atlanta, Charles Laboone, seen getting a free ride in a police car, was arrested for taking money from people ... Read More »

Mortgage Accelerator Plus Software and Australian Loan Reduction Money Merge Scheme

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I’ve heard a lot lately about a magical mortgage reduction scheme from Dave Burke and his Real Talk Network hype. The Mortgage Accelerator Plus software Dave Burke hawks was originally created by Norm Bour. But the basis of Burke’s HELOC mortgage reduction scheme seems to come straight from the work of Harj Gill that has been teaching this method since ... Read More »

John Hagenstein, Marketing Director for Credit Collections Defense Network (CCDN) Goes Bust

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“The CCDN or the Credit Collections Defense Network was formed to help anyone with financial difficulties and credit delinquencies. We offer a source of relief and peace of mind for people who have an unmanageable amount of unsecured debt and just need help. Our process is recommended for people who do not want to file bankruptcy or attempt a debt ... Read More »

California Union University Accused of Being Front for Immigration Scam

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The owner and operator of California Union University – a purported university in Fullerton whose Web page is literally just one page – is due in court today to face federal charges that his school is actually a front for a visa fraud scheme. Samuel Chai Cho Oh, 65, surrendered to Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents Tuesday morning, after a ... Read More »

Debt Settlement Scam Email

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Floating around the internet is an email using debt settlement as the hook for the age old Nigerian 419 money scam. Be on the lookout for the following email. If you get one, let me know. From: “MR GOODLUCK JONATHAN” Reply-To: Subject: CONTRACT DEBT SETTLEMENT APPROVED Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2009 09:21:07 +0100 OFFICE OF VICE –PRESIDENT FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF ... Read More »

Renter Scam – Couple Moves In And Cleans Out

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A homeowner rented a private house near Seattle, Washington and soon after they moved in they held a garage sale and sold all the stuff that came in the rented house. Whatever didn’t sell they packed in a moving van and left with in the middle of the night. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Read More »

Man Uncovers Credit Card Scam and Judge Awards Him £500.

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Nigerians Gboyega Akinbola, 36, and Oyetunde Oyedeji, 31, went on a spending spree worth an estimated £60,000 after buying the credit card details of more than 1,100 people from an international hacking syndicate. The pair, who had registered as students after arriving in Britain, were only caught when Moss Hills, owner of the Stagebeat music store in Guildford, Surrey, noticed ... Read More »

Woman Pleads Guilty to Scam $304,000 in Gift Cards From Grocery Store

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Seriously, grocery store gift cards! Not the typical gift card scam target of smart criminals. I’m still surprised she didn’t think OMNI Home Care would notice over $300,000 in gift cards charged to the corporate card. “An Evansville Indiana woman pleaded guilty Monday to illegally trying to obtain more than $300,000 of gift cards from Kroger supermarkets in Owensboro, Ky., ... Read More »

Kevin Trudeau and His Debt Cures Book Hit Top Scam List

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Marketer Kevin Trudeau is always selling something, and in 2009, it was his book “Debt Cures They Don’t Want You To Know About”, his follow-up to “Natural Cures They Don’t Want You To Know About.” Some who bought the book claim it has almost no usable information that can’t be easily gleaned from other, free sources. But the overwhelming majority ... Read More »

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