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Craigslist Scammer Targeting Renters In Need Of Housing

It was only a matter of time before a new Craigslist scam hit the news stands. This time police in Cedar Rapids, Iowa are dealing with a handful of complaints and reports since the spring of 2011 with a fraudster advertising a rental property to prospective renters on Craigslist.com. Personally, I’ve always been wary of Craigslist.com. But that’s probably because ... Read More »

Debt Resolution Group & Next Generation Debt Settlement – Consumer Complaint 9-18-2011

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Date This Problem Happened: December 29, 2011 State You Live in: California Age Range: 21-35 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $1,900 Company Name: Debt Resolution Group Company Address: Website of Company: debt-resolutions.com Consumer Statement: I received a phone call in December about how this company can assist me with getting rid of my debt because they can pay it off ... Read More »

Nationwide Financial Consulting – Consumer Complaint – 9-16-2011

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Date This Problem Happened: July 14, 2011 State You Live in: California Age Range: 36-50 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $2,000 Company Name: Nationwide Financial Consulting Company Address: 4952 Warner Ave Suite 100 Huntington Beach Huntington Beach, California 92649 Website of Company: None Consumer Statement: I have been scam four times. Thank you, I was almost scam the fifth times. ... Read More »

Attorney Debt Solutions and Bankruptcy Law Group – Consumer Complaint 9-16-2011

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Date This Problem Happened: December 31, 2008 State You Live in: California Age Range: 36-50 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $6,500 Company Name: Attorney Debt Solutions, PC but changed name is now Bankruptcy Law Group. Company Address: 25 Cadillac Dr, #200 Sacramento, CA 95825 Website of Company: attorneydebtsolutions.com and now references bankruptcylg.com Consumer Statement: Steve, This is the company who ... Read More »

State Law Group – Consumer Complaint 9-15-2011

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Date This Problem Happened: September 9, 2011 State You Live in: New York Age Range: 66+ Total Amount of Fee Paid: Company Name: State Law Group Company Address: 3187 RED HILL AVE SUITE 230 COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA 92626 Website of Company: Statelawgroup.com Consumer Statement: I WAS SENT A FLYER HEADLINED FROM MY BANK. THOUGHT IT WAS A REAL DEAL. I ... Read More »

Harper and White – Consumer Complaint 9-15-2011

Date This Problem Happened: July 31, 2011 State You Live in: New York Age Range: 51-65 Total Amount of Fee Paid: Company Name: Harper and White Company Address: PO Box 158 Ridgewood N.J. 07450-0158 540 Ravine Court N.J. 07450 wyckoff , N.J. 07450 Website of Company: harperandwhite.com Consumer Statement: I think I am being scammed by Harper and White PO ... Read More »

Pet Lovers Beware! SFO Warns Of Pet Scam E-mails

Officials at the San Fransicisco International Airport (SFO) have issued a scam warning about an e-mail going around offering to sell or ship pets from foreign countries to the U.S. through SFO. E-mails are coming from the e-mail address: [email protected] (Really… a live.com account? REALLY?) The e-mails are saying they are from airport’s “Pet Department” and/or “Pet Care and Vaccination ... Read More »

Multimillion-Dollar Medicaid Fraud Settled With $150 Million

Richard West, a New Jersey resident and Vietnam veteran suffering from muscular dystrophy, relies on Medicaid benefits to pay his medical bills. During a visit to his dentist he was told that his benefits has maxed out. Shortly after he said his services were being cut back and he wasn’t receiving the care he needed due to the max in ... Read More »

Grandparent Scam Strikes Again

Put yourself in the shoes of a caring Grandmother. Let’s say one day you receive a call from your grandson telling you they’ve been in an accident and are being held in jail in the Dominican Republic. They want you to keep their little debacle a secret but they need you to wire money to them ASAP to get them ... Read More »

Jersey Residents Targeted By Payment Security Administration Flood Scam

“Tornadoes, earthquakes and hurricanes, oh my!” Since April the East Coast has been hit with a handful of natural disasters that have left many at a loss when homes and personal items have been ruined if not destroyed. The natural disasters have left many scared, lost and vulnerable. Which are three characteristics scammers prey upon. Enter stage left: Financial Recovery ... Read More »

Mepco May Have Been In On US Fidelis’ Scheme The Entire Time

Earlier, in June of this year, we wrote about how the Atkinson brothers behind US Fidelis were handed indictments for felony charges including unlawful merchandising practices, stealing, and insurance fraud. The Atkinson’s sold vehicle repair coverage to consumers but according to the indictments allegedly kept refunds due to clients, charged excess fees not stated in contracts and told clients they ... Read More »

September 11th Con Artist Owes $3 Million For Fraud

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In 2008, Mario Mastellone of New Jersey was convicted after defrauding the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. He was found liable September, 12 2011 (ten years and one day after the 9/11 attacks) to the United Staes for more than $3 million in treble damages and civil penalties. – Source. The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund was established to help ... Read More »

Could Your Distant Cousin Sue Be A Nigerian Scammer On Facebook or Google+?

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Last year an independent movie by the name of Catfish hit select theaters across the country. While I will keep my opinions of the movie to myself the basic premise of the movie gave a new buzzword to the internet community: “Catfish.” Catfish is defined by UrbanDictionary.com as being “someone who pretends to be someone they’re not using Facebook or ... Read More »

Operation Crystal Ball: Family Of “Psychics” Scams Believers Out Of $40 Million

Ten defendants that claimed to be clairvoyants, spiritual advisers and fortune tellers were charged August 16, 2011 in an indictment and further investigation titled, “Operation Crystal Ball.” The indictment and investigation focuses on the fraud committed by a group of individuals (most of which are related) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida claiming to have supernatural powers. These fraudsters repeatedly told callers ... Read More »

Innovative Wealth Builders – Consumer Complaint 9-12-2011

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Date This Problem Happened: August 31, 2011 State You Live in: Pennsylvania Age Range: 66+ Total Amount of Fee Paid: $790 Company Name: Innovative Wealth Builders Company Address: Clearwater, Florida Website of Company: iwb.com Consumer Statement: Received a phone call to help to reduce interest on credit cards. I normally do not talk with such individuals, but the idea of ... Read More »

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