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Reebok Owes $25 Million Settlement And Customer Refunds For EasyTone Shoes

A few years ago my life used to revolve around shoes. No, not pretty, girly, snazzy shoes but legitimate, athletic, training shoes. There’s no business like shoe business! Back then, I could tell you anything you wanted to know about any shoe on the market. Around the time that I stepped down from the industry the Reebok EasyTone shoes were ... Read More »

BBB Warns Of Unapproved Funds Directly Withdrawn By Funds Direct

Yesterday the Better Business Bureau (BBB) put put a warning of an “instant cash” Las Vegas company, Funds Direct, that are allegedly debiting consumer’s accounts $30 without authorization. Complaints filed by consumers are saying that their accounts are having direct withdrawals taken but that they have never had any contact or even heard of Funds Direct until their money was ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

Father And Son Sentenced For $930 Million Ponzi Scheme

Sometimes the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. When children are growing up many look up to their parents and imitate them on a daily basis. “When I grow up, I’m going to be just like daddy!” But what happens when your parent is a fraudster? Father, Roberto Torres, former chief financial officer, and son, Alejandro Torres, former accountant ... Read More »

$4.2 Million For Free Internet Download Software?

After a conviction last November following a seven-week trial David Moro was sentenced on October 5, 2011 to 10 and a half years (126 months) in prison for orchestrating and carrying out a $4.2 million broadcasting equipment lease and financing scheme which yielded a loss of more than $3 million to lenders. Moro was convicted of one count of conspiracy ... Read More »

$1 Million Investment Fraud Scheme Could Mean 25 Years In Jail

On Thursday, October 7, 2011 Rober Schroy, of California, pleaded guilty to wire fraud and tax evasion for his role in a $1 million investment fraud scheme. Schroy pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of tax evasion. According to filed documents in this case: Schroy said from 2004 through 2009 he solicited people to invest ... Read More »

Pharmacist Sentenced To Nearly 5 Years In Prison For Medicaid Fraud

Healthcare fraud and money laundering? Again? Sure, why not. John Love has been sentenced to 51 months in jail for laundering money and defrauding the healthcare system. Love apparently used taxpayer’s money to live well beyond his means and his sentence is meant to make it clear to others defrauding the system that there is zero tolerance for this type ... Read More »

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