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Federal Government Job Scam Halted

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has halted a countrywide scheme that falsely promised consumers help to get federal government jobs through exclusive listings. According to the FTC, Frontier Publishing, doing business as American Data Group, targeted and charged consumers for information pertaining to federal government jobs (jobs that the federal government provides for free) but did not give them enough ... Read More »

Lloyd Ward & Associates – Consumer Complaint – 10-18-2011

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Date This Problem Happened: February 24, 2010 State You Live in: New Jersey Age Range: 36-50 Total Amount of Fee Paid: Company Name: Lloyd Ward & Associates Company Address: 12655 North Central Expressway Ste. 800 Dallas, TX 75243 Website of Company: bestdebtoptions.com (Not currently online.) lloydwardlawfirm.com (From customer service email address.) Consumer Statement: My name is Eli, and around Febuary ... Read More »

J. Hass Group – American Debt Settlement Group – Consumer Complaint – 10-15-2011

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Date This Problem Happened: September 30, 2011 State You Live in: Indiana Age Range: 21-35 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $3,493.98 Company Name: J. Hass Group American Debt Settlement Group Company Address: 7580 E Gray Rd Suite 204 Scottsdale, Arizona 85260 Website of Company: JHassGroup.com Consumer Statement: The debt settlement company and I signed a contract and I held up ... Read More »

Progressive Debt Relief – Consumer Complaint 10-13-2011

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Date This Problem Happened: May 1, 2011 State You Live in: TX Age Range: 51-65 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $912.38 Company Name: Progressive Debt Relief, LLC Company Address: 5703 Red Bug Lake Rd # 283 Winter Springs, FL 32708-4969 Website of Company: progressiverelief.com Consumer Statement: I used progressive Debt Relief to consoildate my Payday Loans.They promise to save me ... Read More »

American Mediation – Jared Allen – Consumer Complaint 10-12-2011

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Date This Problem Happened: January 4, 2010 State You Live in: Illinois Age Range: 51-65 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $310 Company Name: American Mediation / Jared Allen Company Address: 1 South 132 Summit Dr. Suite 202B Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 Website of Company: americanmediation.com Consumer Statement: I was in the middle of being sued when I got this advertisement ... Read More »

Real Estate Law Center, PC – Consumer Complaint – 10-11-2011

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Date This Problem Happened: October 11, 2011 State You Live in: Nevada Age Range: 36-50 Total Amount of Fee Paid: Company Name: Real Estate Law Center, PC Company Address: 30 N Raymond Ave #PH Pasadena, CA 91103 Website of Company: tortinfo.com Consumer Statement: I’ve received two 1012-R forms from “The Real Estate Law Center PC” at 30 N Raymond Ave. ... Read More »

My Home Owners Advocate HOLAM – Consumer Complaint 10-10-2011

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Date This Problem Happened: October 10, 2011 State You Live in: California Age Range: 36-50 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $3,995 Company Name: My Home Owners Advocate Company Address: 5935 Cornerstone Court Suite 250 San Diego, California 92121 Website of Company: HomeownersAdvocate.com Consumer Statement: I paid My home owners advocate $3995.00 they then turned me over to HOALM, we corresponded ... Read More »

Free Government Grants, Diet Pills and Credit, Oh My!

Looking for free government grants endorsed by President Obama and Vice President Biden? Dietary supplements supported by scientific research and endorsed by Oprah? How about exclusive credit offers? …Keep looking. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has halted an operation called, the “Grant Connect” program, that allegedly deceived and mislead consumers about bogus products and services with unsubstantiated claims. The complaint ... Read More »

True Cradle Robbers – Stealing Credit From The Cradle

It’s often not a parent’s first thought to check the credit report of their minor child, however, it may now become a necessity. Not because a child may fraudulently be using credit without their parents’ knowledge but because scammers may have stolen their unused Social Security number and identity. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) put out a warning last week ... Read More »

Nine More Charged In Fraud Of Holocaust Survivor Programs

Charges have been announced against nine more participants in a scheme that defrauded programs that were established to aid survivors Holocaust survivors of of Nazi persecution out of over $57 million. Thus far, 30 have been charged in connection with this scheme and the nine newly announced fraudsters include: Henry Gordin, Genrikh Kolontryrskiy, Viktor Levin, Ella Voskresenskiy, Zlata Blavatnik, Pytor ... Read More »

Food Stamp Fraud Results In 5 Years Of Prison

Talib Kadhim of Connecticut, has been sentenced to 15 months of prison and three years of supervised release for one count of food stamp fraud for defrauding the Food Stamp Program out of $94,049.59. Apparently, from January of 2008 until March of 2009, Kadhim fraudulently redeemed food stamps for cash and other ineligible items at a market that he in ... Read More »

Is Your Child A “Bieliber”? Parents Bieberware: Justin Bieber Twitter Scam!

Justin Bieber, @JustinBieber, has nearly 13.5 million followers on popular micro-blog site, Twitter.com, and he follows just over 116 thousand accounts. If your child has been hit with “Bieber Fever” chances are you’ve heard ALL about Bieber’s updates and happenings in his life. You should “bieberware” (that’s “beware” in the cryptic language of Bieber-nease) though because a new Twitter scam ... Read More »

Homeowners In Financial Distress Lose Over $1.2 Million To Mortgage “Rescue” Fraud

To the tune of a MasterCard commercial: $4.7 million in fradulent mortgage loans… $944,224 lost by lenders…. $1.2 million lost in equity to homeowners…. Shameful. Mary Ann Dean and Charles Donaldson pleaded guilty to the charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme of Sunset Mortgage Company. Dean was a loan originator and operator ... Read More »

Another MetLife Employee Strikes Again!

Just a few days ago I reported on how former MetLife employee, Mark Edward Salyer of Tennessee, was responsible for the investment fraud scheme to the tune of $6 million between June of 2005 until June of 2007. Three days later, on October 6, 2011, Pensylvannia resident John Wosotowsky pleaded guilty to two counts (mail fraud and filing a false ... Read More »

“TeaseMePeter”: The Nigerian E-mail Scam Hits Dating Websites

Scammers are some of the dumbest and smartest people in the world. They know where, when and how to find people when they’re down and vulnerable. They also keep up with the times; evolving at every change in our world. That’s how they’re smart. They’re dumb because they’re scammers. And scammers are dumb. Period. Recently, the United States are intervened ... Read More »

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