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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 »

      Couple Scams Nuns for $800,000 and Spends it Gambling

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      A Chicago man who along with his wife scammed more than $1 million from monasteries and religious groups was sentenced Friday to 39 months in federal prison. Edward Bosire, 40, and his wife, Angela Martin-Mulu, 36, posed as siblings who had fled political oppression in Africa, were in the United States illegally, and needed money for medical bills and other ... Read More »

        Interesting Scam to Get People You Know to Get You on the Front Page of Google

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        The scam: Kathy, a We’ve Got Your Back reader, called to let us know about a strange little robocall she received that was a scam or a new example of scareware. It shows that e-scammers are going to roll with technology to find new opportunities to get in your bank account. How it works: Kathy’s automated caller encouraged her to ... Read More »

          Beware of Cash This Check Scam Which Can Leaves You Broke

          This isn’t necessarily a new scam, but it has found renewed legs in these difficult times. Here is how it works. Out of the blue you will get a check that looks official like a cashiers check, money order, certified check, etc. The person sending it to you will either send you the check with a job offer like a ... Read More »

            Mortgage Rescue Scam Results in Guilty Plea From Lawyer

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            In a look into the future when more lawyers are going to find themselves in hot water from current foreclosure avoidance scams, yet another lawyer has been found guilty of running a foreclosure rescue or mortgage rescue scam. This time the show unfolded in Pennsylvania. The government alleged that Doherty and four others targeted homeowners facing foreclosure, promised to help ... Read More »

              Pastor of Center Harbor Christian Church Implicated in Loan Scam Run By Son

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              Robert Farah, pastor of Center Harbor Christian Church in New Hampshire, says he’s a victim of the alleged scam run by his son, Scott Farah. But in Belknap County Superior Court yesterday, lawyers investigating Scott Farah and his former business partner said Robert Farah profited from his son’s alleged fraud. Attorney Thomas Donovan, who’s representing several former investors of Financial ... Read More »

                Forensic Mortgage Analysis Scam – Beware

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                Consumers are urged to be on the lookout for companies promising forensic mortgage analysis services. It’s an offer many struggling homeowners can find hard to resist. It begins with a flyer or phone call from a company offering to review your financial documents in order to find a dramatically lower mortgage rate. But the problem is, it often is an ... Read More »

                  Beware of Twitter for Cash Scam

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                  A popular one right now? One web site is designed to look like a newspaper front page, with the logos of real newspapers and TV networks. The person featured has a rags to riches story…college dropout now making $10,000 a month working from home. All you have to do is order a twitter cash starter kit for $1.95, but that’s ... Read More »

                    Payday Store Manager Saves Grandmother From Scam

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                    Lincoln County sheriffs investigators say they’re getting several calls a week about con-artists targeting the elderly with ‘the grandparents scam.’ It’s where a caller claims that the would-be victim’s grandchild is in jail and needs bail money. W-S-A-W NewsChannel 7 is reporting one case where the con-artist put a younger female on the phone, posing as the actual grandchild. The ... Read More »

                      ChristBilt Builder Arrested For Stealing Money and Running a Scam

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                      I am never surprised by the amount of fraud that is perpetrated using religion and christianity and as foundation for the scam. I wonder how many people thought they could easily trust a company with Christ in the name? Out of Atlanta, Charles Laboone, seen getting a free ride in a police car, was arrested for taking money from people ... Read More »

                        Mortgage Accelerator Plus Software and Australian Loan Reduction Money Merge Scheme

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                        I’ve heard a lot lately about a magical mortgage reduction scheme from Dave Burke and his Real Talk Network hype. The Mortgage Accelerator Plus software Dave Burke hawks was originally created by Norm Bour. But the basis of Burke’s HELOC mortgage reduction scheme seems to come straight from the work of Harj Gill that has been teaching this method since ... Read More »

                          John Hagenstein, Marketing Director for Credit Collections Defense Network (CCDN) Goes Bust

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                          “The CCDN or the Credit Collections Defense Network was formed to help anyone with financial difficulties and credit delinquencies. We offer a source of relief and peace of mind for people who have an unmanageable amount of unsecured debt and just need help. Our process is recommended for people who do not want to file bankruptcy or attempt a debt ... Read More »

                            California Union University Accused of Being Front for Immigration Scam

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                            The owner and operator of California Union University – a purported university in Fullerton whose Web page is literally just one page – is due in court today to face federal charges that his school is actually a front for a visa fraud scheme. Samuel Chai Cho Oh, 65, surrendered to Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents Tuesday morning, after a ... Read More »

                              Debt Settlement Scam Email

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                              Floating around the internet is an email using debt settlement as the hook for the age old Nigerian 419 money scam. Be on the lookout for the following email. If you get one, let me know. From: “MR GOODLUCK JONATHAN” Reply-To: Subject: CONTRACT DEBT SETTLEMENT APPROVED Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2009 09:21:07 +0100 OFFICE OF VICE –PRESIDENT FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF ... Read More »

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