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Patient Recruiter Pleads Guilty To Role In Miami-Area $25 Million Home Health Medicare Fraud

Another defendant in the Miami $25 million home health Medicare fraud scheme pled guilty for her participation in the scheme as a patient recruiter. Beatriz Torres-Cruz pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and one count of solicitation of health care kickbacks. Torres-Cruz was charged in a February 2011 indictment. According to plea documents, Torres-Cruz ... Read More »

    Vanguard Settles With $2 Million In False Claims Act

    It was announced last week that the United States and the State of Tennessee will be receiving $2 million in a settlement of False Claims Act allegations from Vanguard and its wholly owned subsidiary, Vanguard Health Care Ancillary. The settlement resolves claims by the United States and the state of Tennessee that Vanguard wrongly billed Medicare for enteral feeding services ... Read More »

      Hope Now Schemers Officially Out Of The Mortgage Business

      It’s official! The last remaining defendants in an allegedly fraudulent mortgage modification scheme called “Hope Now” have settled with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that will permanently ban them from the mortgage assistance and relief business. They will also be forced to return any fraudulent-earned gains to consumers. The settlement with Michael Kwasnik and his law firm is part of ... Read More »

        Thousands Of Texans Scammed In Credit Card Fraud

        Both Nathan Michael and Elizabeth Pickrell were sentenced to federal prison for federal violations in Texas after committing a huge credit card scam. Earlier this year the two plead guilty to device fraud and last week Michael was sentenced to 51 months in prison while Pickrell faces a shorter, 24 month, prison sentence. Both have been ordered to pay $95,407.55 ... Read More »

          BOLO – Watch Out for Scam Email from Allen and Violet Large

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          Be On The Lookout for This Scam Email A reader forward the following email. It is a scam. Don’t get caught in the scam and most certainly, do not send any information in response to such an email. The Scam Email From: avioletlarge@hotmail.com Subject: Mail From Allen & Violet Large Date: [xxx] Nov 2011 Good Day To You, This is ... Read More »

            Fraudulent Rescue / Equity Skim Scheme Costs Dozens Over $6.2 Million

            Between 2006 and 2008 real estate agent, Joanne Seeley, defrauded 34 homeowners and 14 mortgage companies in Pennsylvania out of more than $6.2 million in a fraudulent Foreclosure Rescue/Equity Skim scheme. Seeley was found guilty earlier this month on four counts of wire fraud and four counts of money laundering; each punishable by a maximum 20 years in prision and ... Read More »

              Direct Funds Service

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              Date This Problem Happened: November 15, 2011 State You Live in: Oregon Race/Ethnicity: White Age Range: 21-35 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $90.28 Company Name: Direct Funds Service Company Address: Company Telephone Number: 888-467-4349 Website of Company: Consumer Statement: I GOT LONE ON FROM A DIFFRENT COMPUNTY AND I TOLD EVERY ONE EALSE THAT I GOT ON AND I NEVER ... Read More »

                New Life Financial – Consumer Complaint – 11-16-2011

                New Life Financial (20111116)

                Date This Problem Happened: July 18, 2011 State You Live in: Ohio Race/Ethnicity: White Age Range: 51-65 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $2,792 Company Name: New Life Financial Company Address: North Hollywood, California Company Telephone Number: Website of Company: NewLifeConsultants.net Consumer Statement: I was contacted by New Life Financial regarding a loan modification. We paid the company 2,792.00 over a ... Read More »

                  Floridian Mortgage Fraudster Faces Five Years

                  Last week Joseph Guaracino plead guilty to a superseding information charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud in a Florida mortgage fraud scheme. According to the superseding information and statements made during the plea hearing, Guaracino engaged in a scheme to enrich himself and others by causing real property in Broward and Palm Beach ... Read More »

                    Fake Debt Collector Says I’ll Be Arrested – Consumer Complaint – 11-15-2011

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                    Date This Problem Happened: November 15, 2011 State You Live in: Nevada Race/Ethnicity: White Age Range: 21-35 Total Amount of Fee Paid: Company Name: Company Address: Company Telephone Number: 518-689-4049 Website of Company: Consumer Statement: I am receiving threatening phone calls from a middle eastern women. She is saying that I am going be arrested for not paying a loan ... Read More »

                      Peachtree Capital Trust – Consumer Complaint – 11-15-2011


                      Date This Problem Happened: November 10, 2011 State You Live in: Maryland Race/Ethnicity: Black or African American Age Range: 51-65 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $1,800 Company Name: Peachtree Capital Trust Company Address: 3424 Peachtree Raod NE Atlanta, Georgia 30326 Company Telephone Number: 866-822-4669 Website of Company: www.PeachtreeCapitalTrust.com Consumer Statement: I was scammmed by peachtree capital trust and mortgage company ... Read More »

                        Couple Faces Serious Jail Time For Their $25 Million Nationwide Telemarketing Fraud Scam

                        Kara Singleton Adams, from Georgia, was found guilty last week on charges of wire fraud, conspiracy, and structuring financial transactions, relating to a $25 million nationwide telemarketing fraud scheme. Already convicted in this scheme are three co-defendants including Adams’ husband, Jason James Eyer, James Adolph Schoenholz, and Brittany Dunphy. All three pleaded guilty to related charges before Adams’ trial and ... Read More »

                          Debt Restructure Group – Consumer Complaint – 11-15-2011


                          Date This Problem Happened: April 19, 2011 State You Live in: California Race/Ethnicity: White Age Range: 51-65 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $3,200 Company Name: Debt Restructure Group Company Address: 20 Turman Street Suite 109 Irvine, CA 92620 Company Telephone Number: 877-807-0312 Website of Company: DebtRestructureSolution.com Consumer Statement: Paid for service that was never fulfilled Consumer Action Taken: can’t no ... Read More »

                            If You’re Catering To Criminals, You’re Probably A Criminal

                            I’ve never really thought or paid much mind to where a criminal would buy a car. Have you? I mean, think about it, you’d figure if someone was hiding from the police or the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that they’d probably buy a car in cash and pay off a dealer to keep it off the records, right? Right. Well, ... Read More »

                              Until Fraud Do Us Part : Married Fraudsters Face Jail Time For Health Care Kickbacks

                              Married floridian fraudsters, Robert and Nikki Jenkins have each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to solicit and receive health care kick backs after funneling patients through, American Therapeutic Corporation (ATC), a fraudulent mental health company. Then Jenkins’ managed and operated Life 4 Life Inc., which operated multiple halfway houses in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. According to court documents, Robert ... Read More »

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