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Foreclosure rescue scam claims LaPorte County victim

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Consumers in a financial pinch trying to keep up on their mortgage payments should not fall prey to unsolicited mortgage rescue offers, according to Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller. A LaPorte County man fell victim to a foreclosure rescue scam before he realized no work had been done to lower his interest rate and his $1,790 up front payment was ... Read More »

    OK I’ll Say It, Debt Menders is a Total Scam But You’ve Got to See This

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    The Debt Menders site promises to clear your debt today, offers guaranteed credit repair, and will lower your payments instantly. You probably know the general type of site I’m describing already if you’ve been on the internet for at least ten minutes searching for debt help. But this site is definitely different from all the rest. You see it’s a ... Read More »

      Have You Been Scammed or Ripped Off? How to Get Help and Get The Problem Resolved.

      If you feel like a company you paid for a service has not delivered the best place to start to attempt to resolve the issue is to contact the company directly. If you’ve tried repeatedly to get your issue resolved by sending an email or leaving voicemail and that’s not getting any attention, send a letter by some traceable means ... Read More »

        Rome Wasn’t Counterfeited In A Day

        At the ripe young age of 25 Atlanta Georgia’s Vincent Gerome Rome Jr., pleaded guilty to manufacturing counterfeit $100 bills along with being a felon in a charge of a possession of a firearm. Over an approximately two-year period ending in August 2011, Rome created over $1.2 million in counterfeit $100 bills by removing the original image from genuine $5 ... Read More »

          Two Jailed For Fraudulent Debt Collection Service

          Those in connection to the fraudulent debt collection service Maxwell, Turner & Associates (MTA), Darrian Summers and Stefan Lemar Miller, were sentenced to eight years and six years of prison, respectively. Summers was sentenced to eight years for conspiracy to commit mail fraud, and Miller was sentenced to six years and nine months for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and ... Read More »

            Something Stinks. It Could Be This $1 Million Septic Tank Scam

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            It was announced earlier this month that defendants Mary Moore, Joseph Nouerand and Christopher Lincoln plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud for… get this… knowingly participating in a shame to fraudulently market and sell unnecessary and unneeded septic treatment products to consumers. The three acted in cahoots with other employees of FBK Products, a Florida ... Read More »

              The Formula For Fraud Is Not Greater Than Or Equal To The Formula For Investing

              An alleged investment fraud scheme has lead to an indictment charging Robin Brass with four counts of mail fraud where she could face up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 on each count. Allegedly, from around March 2009 until approximately November 2011, Brass acting as a principal of The BBR Group, Nibor Investment Fund, ... Read More »

                Michigan Man Sentenced For $84 Million SBA Loan Fraud

                Earlier this month David Faraj was sentenced to 61 months in prison for his participation in an $84 million dollar Small Business Administration (SBA) loan scheme. According to the plea documents, between 2000 and 2005, Faraj obtained SBA guaranteed loans through the use of straw purchasers. He falsified documents to make it appear that the straw purchasers were credit worthy. ... Read More »

                  Owner Of Three Precious Metal Firms Sentenced In $29.5 Million Investment Scheme

                  Earlier this month Jamie Campany, owner of three invesment firms specializing in alleged metal purchases, was sentenced to 151 months in prison on multiple counts of mail and wire fraud. According to the Information filed in the case and statements made in court during the plea and sentencing, Campany was the owner of three investment firms specializing in purported gold, ... Read More »

                    Mid-2000s Multimillion Dollar Fraudster Finally Gets Sentenced

                    In the mid-2000s Clarence Allen Rice, owner of C & J Leasing Corporation, ran a complex, multimillion dollar wire fraud scheme to which he was just sentenced to a term of 70 months in prison for earlier this month. Trial and sentencing evidence showed that Rice suffered over $800,000 in day trading losses in the early 2000s using his company’s ... Read More »

                      Three Plea Not Guilty In Skimming Scam Across Southern New England

                      Three New York residents were charged last week with an indictment charging them with conspiracy, bank fraud and identity theft offenses related to an alleged participation in an ATM “skimming” scheme across southern New England. Gabriela Graham and two citizens of Turkey, Mehmet Aydin and Ahmet Cilek, were each charged with one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, six ... Read More »

                        Former Owner And President Of Allied Health Care Sentenced For $135 Million Phony Lease Scheme

                        Former owner and president of Allied Heath Care Services, Charles Schwartz, was sentenced last week to 195 months in prison (16.25 years) for organizing and executing a $135 million phony lease scheme that losses of more than $80 million and victimized over 50 financial institutions. In April Schwartz pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud but has been in ... Read More »

                          Home Start America CEO And Founder Sentenced To 50 Months In Prison For Role In $1.5 Million Fraud Conspiracy

                          CEO and founder of alleged real estate investment firm Home Start America (HSA), Michael Kaufman, was sentenced to 50 months in prison last week for his role in a long-running, large scale wire fraud conspiracy with loan officer David Wynn. According to documents filed and statements made in court: Kaufman founded HSA in Bloomfield, New Jersey, and at one time ... Read More »

                            Refunds Now Being Sent To Victims Of Express Consolidation Debt Management Services

                            Four years after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a case against Randall Leshlin and his debt management services company, Express Consolidation, the FTC is mailing out refund checks to almost 3,000 consumers across the country that fell victim to worthless debt management services. The reimbursement stems from a February 2009 contempt finding against Florida attorney Randall L. Leshin, and ... Read More »

                              If At First You Don’t Succeed, Commit Fraud and Fail Again : Defrauding From Behind Bars

                              Three defendants have been sentenced to federal prison on charges of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft; one man committing fraud from prison. According to United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates, the charges and other information presented in court: In late January 2011, Samantha Johnson stole the wallet of a 93-year-old woman while she was shopping at a retail establishment ... Read More »

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