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Man Uncovers Credit Card Scam and Judge Awards Him £500.

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Nigerians Gboyega Akinbola, 36, and Oyetunde Oyedeji, 31, went on a spending spree worth an estimated £60,000 after buying the credit card details of more than 1,100 people from an international hacking syndicate. The pair, who had registered as students after arriving in Britain, were only caught when Moss Hills, owner of the Stagebeat music store in Guildford, Surrey, noticed ... Read More »

    Woman Pleads Guilty to Scam $304,000 in Gift Cards From Grocery Store

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    Seriously, grocery store gift cards! Not the typical gift card scam target of smart criminals. I’m still surprised she didn’t think OMNI Home Care would notice over $300,000 in gift cards charged to the corporate card. “An Evansville Indiana woman pleaded guilty Monday to illegally trying to obtain more than $300,000 of gift cards from Kroger supermarkets in Owensboro, Ky., ... Read More »

      Kevin Trudeau and His Debt Cures Book Hit Top Scam List

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      Marketer Kevin Trudeau is always selling something, and in 2009, it was his book “Debt Cures They Don’t Want You To Know About”, his follow-up to “Natural Cures They Don’t Want You To Know About.” Some who bought the book claim it has almost no usable information that can’t be easily gleaned from other, free sources. But the overwhelming majority ... Read More »

        Actor From “Sopranos’ Caught in Disability Scam

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        Too bad this guy didn’t play a mobster caught in a disability scam. maybe he would have learned. Let’s just hope the feds don’t give the same kind of punishment he got on the ‘Sopranos’. I’m thinking when it comes to defrauding the government you should fagetaboutit. A former Staten Island actor who played a bit part in HBO’s “The ... Read More »

          Inmate Gets More Jail Time For IRS Scam

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          A Michigan inmate had hoped to trigger a tax audit of the county prosecutor who sent him to prison. Instead, he’ll be adding a federal sentence to his record. James Harris was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison Monday for obstructing the Internal Revenue Service. Authorities say the 41-year-old Harris sent phony documents to the IRS in 2007 claiming ... Read More »

            Transcripts of Attorney Robert Lock, John Hagenstein, Brad Daley, and Other Speakers Selling Various CCDN/Legal Debt Cure Schemes

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            This information below comes from a lawsuit, Southwood v. The Credit Card Solution, and shows you the language and phrases used to sell this type of debt relief sales pitch that has resulted in many, many people losing their money and not receive the services promised. I am posting these transcripts here so you can learn what to avoid. Get ... Read More »

              Justice Debt Relief – Yet Another Bob Lindsey Scam

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              Typically I’m very measured in my remarks. But this time I’ve just got to say what I’m thinking. An attorney contacted me via my email address and pointed out the Robert Mitchell Lindsey, the proverbial debt relief scammer and convicted felon is back at the same “The Credit Card Solutions”, “Credit Collection Defense Network” and “Freedom From Debt Alliance” “I’m ... Read More »

                Black Money Scam Pops Up Again in Canada

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                The Black Money scam targets individuals and bamboozles them into buying a solution that removes ink from money that has allegedly been coloured black in order to smuggle out of war-torn countries. “They would have a genuine bill that would be covered (in ink) they’d do a slight of hand, all of a sudden by adding this solution the bill ... Read More »

                  Bob Lindsey Claims to Be Good Christian and Then Dupes Consumers Out of Thousands for Debt Relief

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                  Recently I was contact by Jon who gave me a tip about Robert Mitchell Lindsey and the Freedom From Debt Alliance. Jon said: Steve, I was taken by Bob Lindsey and the credit card co. for $6200. (i had to borrow it from my inlaws) here’s the story. I am an honest person and believe you should keep your word, ... Read More »

                    Grandparent Scam, One to Be Avoided

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                    A scam picking up steam in Canada is one to warn people about. We need to help shield grandparents everywhere from this one. Typically, the con artist will call claiming to be one of the victim’s grandchildren. Crying to disguise his or her voice, he or she often claims to be in either Toronto or Quebec, needing money for some ... Read More »

                      Death Sentence Given for Woman in Ponzi Scam

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                      A former high-flying businesswoman was sentenced to death in Zhejiang Province for orchestrating a massive Ponzi scheme. The scam lifted 770 million yuan (US$112.77 million) from 19 investors in less than two years. Jinhua City’s Intermediate People’s Court found Wu Ying, 28, guilty of running the scheme. The court also ordered all of Wu’s personal property confiscated, China News Service ... Read More »

                        Jamaican Lottery Scam Cleaning Out Savings of Elderly People

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                        Some elderly people have been pressurised into handing over their life savings to the operators of a lottery scam. The new Jamaican-based lottery scam has already seen some people in the UK lose several thousand pounds, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) said. Victims received phone calls from operators claiming to be lawyers, bank officials or lottery organisers. But then ... Read More »

                          Maryland AG Stops Foreclosure Rescue Scam to Strip Equity

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                          Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced that his Consumer Protection Division has won a judgment in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City of nearly $1 million against Rodney Spellen, Mid Atlantic Consulting, Inc., Jemel Lyles, Absoloot Ventures Inc., Brian Boyd, 1st Choice Property Management Firm, Inc., Sahar Ali, Alan Muniu, Phillip George, Certified Title & Escrow, Inc., and Reggie Simmons ... Read More »

                            Man Probably Killed Himself After Falling For Love Scam By Woman Claiming to Be From Nigeria

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                            Police are warning people not to fall foul of financial scams, after one is believed to have cost a Grimsby UK man his life. Phillip Hunt, 58, lost £60,000 in a love scam before he was struck and killed by a train in August. Although officers cannot say whether Mr Hunt intended to take his own life, suspicious circumstances have ... Read More »

                              Nigerian Email Con Artist Feels Bad After Conning Priest

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                              An innocent Centralia priest has been caught up in an e-mail scam, which conned at least one of his friends out of $600. It all started with an urgent e-mail: A cry for help from a priest supposedly stuck in Africa, desperate for almost $3000 to cover hotel bills and plane fares. “I was not scamming people,” said Father James ... Read More »

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