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How To Get Through Security Lines Faster: Bring Cash – TSA Employee Steals From Travelers

This is one of those “WTF, REALLY?” stories. Al Raimi, a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employee, of Woodbridge, New Jersey, was sentenced to six months of house arrest today for stealing money from unsuspecting travelers as they passed through security screenings at Newark Liberty International Airport. Really. Raimi has also been ordered to pay out $24,150 restitution to his victims ... Read More »

    Another Ponzi Scheme Bites The Dust: New Jersey’s Devine Wholesale

    Investors lost more than $2 million in Jenifer Devine’s fictitious “Devine Wholesale” company. Between December of 2008 to September of 2010 Jenifer Devine contacted investors across the country telling them she’d fund her wholesale clothing and electronics business through their investments. Devine promised returns of up to 25 percent per investment and tempted investors to make thirty to sixty day ... Read More »

      Kansas Lawyer Gets 18 Months For Embezzling Almost $319,000 From US Veterans

      Janell Jenkins-Foster, an attorney from Wichita Kansas, has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for embezzling money from veterans of whose finances she was managing. Jenkins-Foster now owes more than $318,899 in restitution. Jenkins-Foster pleaded guilty to two accounts of embezzlement from US veterans as she served as curator of their estates three years ago. As curator she ... Read More »

        Ripped Off and Scammed in Death


        The story of a Missouri grave monument company caught my eye. It appears Standard Monument Company sold grave markers and monuments but, well, forgot to actually deliver them. That would be horrible enough but the company, and owner Jeffery Thomure have been down this road before. In 2006, Thomure was slapped with a permanent injunction for the very same thing. ... Read More »

          FBI Unravels Twenty Year A&M Investments Scam


          For 20 years Monroe Beachy of Sugarcreek, Ohio has represented himself to as his company, A&M Investments, to investors as a safe and secure investment option. He has supposedly told investors that his company that he would invest their money in Ginnie Mae Bond Funds (mortgage-backed security issued by the Government National Mortgage Association) and secure a positive rate of ... Read More »

            Fort Wayne, Indiana BBB Warns Of “Secret Shopper” Scam

            Last week the Fort Wayne, Indiana BBB issued a warning of a scam affecting Engle Road’s Hilton Downtown and National Tube Form. Across the country people are receiving letters telling them they’ve been chosen as a Secret Shopper to complete a survey. A check of between $1,900 to $7,000 from National Tube Form is enclosed in the letter and “shoppers” ... Read More »

              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 Personally, I’ve always been wary of But that’s probably because ... Read More »

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

                Ready to Collapse

                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: 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

                  Ready to Collapse

                  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

                    Bankruptcy Law Group

                    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: and now references Consumer Statement: Steve, This is the company who ... Read More »

                      State Law Group – Consumer Complaint 9-15-2011

                      Ready to Collapse

                      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: 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: 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 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 »

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