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Did You Win $2.5 Million And A Mercedes Benz From The BBB? I Didn’t Think So…

If you receive a phone call claiming that you’ve won $2.5 million and a Mercedes Benz from a “representative” of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) be wary and hang up! The BBB put out a warning today “cautioning businesses and consumers about a website and phone calls that are purporting to be from BBB about sweepstakes’ winnings. This is a ... Read More »

    Funds Direct / Direct Funding Service – Consumer Complaint – 11-2-2011

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    Date This Problem Happened: November 2, 2011 State You Live in: Colorado Race/Ethnicity: White Age Range: 36-50 Total Amount of Fee Paid: Company Name: Direct Funding Service Company Address: 1111 Desert Lane ste 2241 Las Vegas, NV 89102 Company Telephone Number: 877-786-4120 Website of Company: Consumer Statement: The company Funds Direct deposited .03 cents then took .01 cents out ... Read More »

      Glenn Beck-Endorsed Goldline Charged With Fraud

      If you’re familiar with those old television ads with the likes of Glenn Beck and other conservative political figures endorsing the company Goldline you’re more than likely aware of the deals they offered for consumers to buy gold in order to protect families in these rough economic times. Over a year ago ABC Good Morning America’s Brian Ross started an ... Read More »

        Direct Funding Services – Consumer Complaint – 11-2-2001

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        Date This Problem Happened: November 2, 2011 State You Live in: New York Race/Ethnicity: White Age Range: 51-65 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $30 Company Name: Direct Funding Services Company Address: 50 Hyde Court Daly City, CA 94015-2973 Company Telephone Number: Website of Company: Consumer Statement: Today, November 2, 2011, a company named “Direct Funding Services” debited $30 from my ... Read More »

          Chimney Sweep Scams Sweeping The Country

          You know, I moved to the South in an attempt to prolong warm weather enjoyment and avoid winter and cold weather, however, this year like many others I’ve found an early winter and cold autumn nights. In an attempt to boycott the cold weather I refused to turn the heat on in my house until absolutely necessary. I was determined ... Read More »

            Former Chief Accountant Of Beazer Homes Convicted Of Fraud

            Last Friday former chief accounting officer, Michael Rand, for Beazer Homes was convicted for seven crimes relating to an accounting fraud conspiracy at Beazer over a seven year time span along with document destruction and obstruction of justice. The government has been investigating Beazer for just over 3 and a half year (since March 2007) and in July of 2009 ... Read More »

              27 Year Old Charged With Wire Fraud

              Locust Offshore Management and Locus Offshore Fund operator Andrey Hicks was charged last week in a complaint with wire fraud at the ripe, young age of 27. The complaint alleges that since March 2011, Hicks has obtained more than $1.6 million from at least nine individuals and two entities for investment purposes using the two Locust entities, which operated from ... Read More »

                North Carolina Man Is Seventh Convicted Of $40 Million Black Diamond Ponzi Scheme

                It was announced last week that Bryan Keith Coats of Clayton, North Carolina plead guilty to his role in connection with the Black Diamoind Ponzi Scheme Investigation that resulted in a $40 million investment fraud conspiracy. Coats admitted to one count of conspiracy to commit commodities, securities, and wire fraud and one count of promotional money laundering conspiracy. According to ... Read More »

                  Is It Prescription Harvesting Season Again? Sixteen Arrested In Conjunction With Operation “Psyched Out”

                  I love the names investigators attach to investigations. For example, last week 16 arrests in conduction with Operation “Psyched Out” were made. Operation “Psyched Out”! Love the name, not the act. Apparently sixteen people affiliated with the Manor Medical Imaging Clinic and pharmacies in and around the San Gabriel Valley in California participated in “prescription harvesting” related to an $18 ... Read More »

                    New Jersey Fraudster Faces A Possible 1,100 Year Sentence

                    After running an investment fraud scheme and causing at least $200 million in losses, Eliyahu Weinstein was indicted last week with 45 charges. Weinstein has been charged one one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, 29 counts of wire fraud, two counts of wire fraud while on pretrial release, one count of bank fraud and 12 counts of money ... Read More »

                      Black Market Organ Sales Poses Threat Towards Public Health

                      Last Thursday, Levy Izhak Rosenbaum (Isaac Rosenbaum), an Isralei citizen living in New York, admitted to brokering three illegal kidney transplants for payments of more than $120,000. He has been charged with three counts of acquiring, receiving and otherwise transferring human organs for valuable consideration for use in human transplantation; and one count of conspiracy to do the same. While ... Read More »

                        BBB Warns of StubHub E-mail Scam

                        The Better Business Bureau (BBB) announced last week that a new phishing scam could be hitting an e-mail inbox near you! False e-mails are being sent from what appears to be ticketing sales site, StubHub (you know, the Ryan Secrest endorsed ticket site), and are tricking many victims into turning over personal information. Apparently it’s been reported that the e-mail ... Read More »

                          Direct Funding Service – Consumer Complaint – 10-31-2011

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                          Date This Problem Happened: October 28, 2011 State You Live in: Alabama Race/Ethnicity: Black or African American Age Range: 21-35 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $60 Company Name: Direct Funding Service Company Address: Gen X Marketing Group, LLC 2519 McMullen Booth RD Suite 510-121 Clearwater, Florida 33761 Company Telephone Number: 888-467-4349 Website of Company: Consumer Statement: Basically, i was ... Read More »

                            DJR Group – Consumer Complaint – 10-31-2011

                            DJR Group LLC Payday Loans (20111031)

                            Date This Problem Happened: October 14, 2011 State You Live in: Tennessee Race/Ethnicity: White Age Range: 21-35 Total Amount of Fee Paid: $90 Company Name: DJR Group, LLC Company Address: Company Telephone Number: 855-284-7794 Website of Company: Consumer Statement: Got my information and deposited money in my account without my authorization. Then they took $90.00 dollars out of my account. ... Read More »

                              All Aboard The Fraud Express! $1 Billion Ticket To Ride!

                              There’s not many fraud stories that cross my desk now that make me drop my jaw. I mean, really, a scam is a scam is a scam. But this doozy, oh this one has me sitting here looking like the kid from the Home Alone movies: hands flat on the sides of my face, jaw dropped and eyes wide. Charges ... Read More »

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