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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 »

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 »

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