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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 »

US Based International Clothing Retailer Rips Off Israeli Bank

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Owner of New Century Enterprises Sentenced to Four Years In Prison For Defrauding Israeli Bank Loretta E. Lynch, the U.S. District Attorney Eastern New York and Janice K. Fedarcyk, the FBI’s New York Field Office’s Assistant Director, announced a four-year prison sentence handed down in the case against Kwong Hung Lam. On October 21, 2010, Lam, also known as ├ČEric ... Read More »

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