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Irony: Man Scams Prison Inmate And Gets Jail Time

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A Stockton, Calif., man who scammed a federal prison inmate in Marion, Ill., was sentenced to 61 months in federal prison on Monday. Michael R. Ussery, 34, pretended to be an informer for the Drug Enforcement Administration and promised another inmate that he could earn a shorter prison sentence by funding undercover drug investigations, prosecutors said. The Marion prison inmate, ... Read More »

    Watch Out for Calls Promising a Refund of Credit Protection Payments

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    Be on the look out for an up and coming scam where callers pose as employees of credit card companies and promise you a refund for credit protection insurance you may have paid for. They will ask you for your credit card and banking information in order to process the refund. It’s a scam. Any legitimate credit card company initiating ... Read More »

      Woman Finally Admits She Cooked Finger and Put It In Her Wendy’s Chilli

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      Scammer comes clean. In 2005, Anna Aayala was dining at a San Jose Wendy’s restaurant when she claimed she chomped down on a partially-cooked segment of human finger. The fast food chain suffered an estimated $21 million in lost business. Her husband, Jaime Plascencia, got the severed finger from a co-worker, who lost it in an industrial accident. Both Ayala ... Read More »

        Debt Collection Scam – Watch for Emails From Experian Portfolio Services

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        E-mails from Experian Portfolio Services of St. Paul informing consumers they owe money to an unnamed creditor are a scam and should be ignored, according to the Minnesota Department of Commerce. The department states the e-mails ask consumers to pay their outstanding balances via PayPal, but the claims appear to be fraudulent and consumers should not provide any information or ... Read More »

          Terry Goddard Highlights Changes in Credit Card Regulations

          (Phoenix, Ariz. – March 9, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard today advised consumers about recent changes in federal law that require credit card issuers to disclose more information to customers. These laws also affect how the credit cards are marketed, advertised and managed. Last year, Congress passed the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act of 2009, which gives ... Read More »

            Lawyers Falling for Fake Money Order and Certified Check Scam As Well

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            Out of Texas is a story about three lawyers that were targeted with a bigger version of the fake certified check and money order scheme going around. Bottom line: if someone sends you a money order or certified check that is for more than the services you are supposed to be paid for it might be a scam. At the ... Read More »

              True Story: Woman From North Pole Ties Same Scam While Out On Bail

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              This story is out of Alaska. A North Pole woman who was arrested last year on suspicion of stealing televisions from Sam’s Club and hiring a cabbie as her getaway driver has been accused of doing the same thing at another store one week after posting bail in her first case. Lana L. Schneidewind, 27, has been charged with new ... Read More »

                Scammers Use Dead Babies Identities to Ripoff Banks

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                Here’s a scam I had not heard of before. This one is from Wales and the United Kingdom. A NIGERIAN gang which stole the identities of dead babies and then plundered bank accounts set up in their name was jailed yesterday. The gang of three, two men and a woman, stole 44 separate identities over 18 months to set up ... Read More »

                  Here is What a Debt Scammer Looks Like. Watch This.

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                  This video below was sent to me showing credit relief scammer Bob Lindsey on a CBS spot called “The Economic Report.” Lindsey has taken so many people under his many debt relief scams, and if you listen to what he has to say, he’s always the victim. This shill video is of Bob Lindsey and Michelle Palmer, not your average ... Read More »

                    Online Scammers Pose as Police to Scam Victim, Again!

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                    In a new cruel twist, scammers that have taken advantage of people and extracting money out of them online are going back after a second bit of the apple and posing as police in order to get more personal information out of the victim to scam them again. An article out of New Zealand reveled the way the scam plays ... Read More »

                      Boston Bridal Scam Rips People Off With Fake Bridal Show

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                      Boston police said today they feared thousands of people will descend on the Hynes Convention Center later this week for a bridal show – only to discover the “show” was an Internet scam. “What we found out is that there is no show,” Detective Steve Blair said at police headquarters this afternoon. “It was a scam.” According to police, someone ... Read More »

                        Crooks Steal Thousands From Bank Just By Changing Their Shirt

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                        Police in one central Massachusetts town are investigating a highly unusual bank robbery. It took about four hours for the bank robbers in this case to drain more than $20,000 out of the Millbury National Bank, and they did it in broad daylight, during banking hours. Read More »

                          eBay Motors Redirect Scam Makes it Easy For Users to be Taken

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                          A very interesting video was recently posted which shows how clever scammers have become in being about to capture eBay user information and bids that could result in someone winning a vehicle auction and sending their money to a scammer. Read More »

                            Tractor Parts Scam Executed by Man Under Arrest for Previous Scam

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                            A Pennsylvania man is in the Westmoreland County Prison after being charged in a tractor parts scam. William Charles Stevenson, 40, of 424 Hill St., was arrested Friday and charged with 42 counts of theft by deception and 45 counts of receiving stolen property. NBV police Sgt. Howard Rider said police executed a search warrant at Stevenson’s home and found ... Read More »

                              Forensic Loan Audits and Foreclosure Rescue Companies are a Scam Says California Attorney General

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                              Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today joined the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) and the State Bar of California in warning Californians to avoid forensic loan audits, the loan-modification industry’s latest “phony foreclosure-relief service,” in which homeowners pay up-front fees for a forensic review of their lender’s practices, but are provided no actual foreclosure relief. “Forensic loan audits ... Read More »

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