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Amanda Miller’s Rant On Scammers

I don’t understand why people scam people. I don’t understand why people defraud companies. It just doesn’t make much sense to me. Can’t we all just be honest? And hug it out? With a heavy sigh I bring to you today the report of Dinesh Sethi who pled guilty in federal court on September 22, 2011 to one count of ... Read More »

    BBB Warns Of Gift Card Scam

    It looks as if the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning the country yet again of gift card scams. Once back in July and again in September the BBB put out warnings that consumers should be very wary of the winning of gift cards. It is especially important for people to take caution if they receive an unsolicited phone call ... Read More »

      Where’s The Best Place To Get Information To Scam Financial Aid? Jail Of Course!

      Student Loan Fraud Is Stupid A former inmate at Leath, Correctional Institution in South Carolina, Michelle Owens, was sentenced on September 28, 2011 for violations of federal student financial aid and mail fraud. Let me start this article off with a small tidbit of information for all of you scamming or thinking about scamming federal student financial aid – don’t. ... Read More »

        The Clean, Green, Defrauding Machine!

        Clean Green Fuel’s Rodney Hailey was charged in a criminal information filed on October 3, 2011 with wire fraud, money laundering and a violation of the Clean Air Act in connection with a scheme where he allegedly sold $9 million in renewable fuel credits allegedly produced by his company. According to reports Hailey owned Clean Green Fuel and kept several ... Read More »

          Are Unemployed Computer Programmers Hacking Your Bank Account?

          The term “white collar criminals” always sounded so fancy to me. You know? There’s something that just sounds glamourous about it. But fact of the matter is, there’s nothing glamorous about it – it’s just the same low life scam… in a pretty shirt. Apparently Australia is seeing a surge in white collar crimes due to the world wide financial ... Read More »

            Six Involved In AFLAC Scam Don’t Get Parole

            In the middle of June 2011 36 people were charged in a number of indictments for their roles in a scheme designed to defraud the American Family Life Assurance Company, better known as AFLAC (AFLAC!!). The people defrauded millions of dollars by filing thousands of false injury claims and to date 28 of the 36 involved and plead guilty. On ... Read More »

              A&O Resource Management Executives Sentenced To Jail Time

              A&O Resource Management Ltd ‘s co-founder and part-owner were sentenced this past week in federal court for their roles in a $100 million life-settlement fraud scheme. Part-owner, Adley Abdulwahab (pictured below), was sentenced to 60 years while co-founder, Christian Allmendinger got a 45 year sentence. Apparently, the two men took place in selling “bonded life settlements” which guaranteed 10 to ... Read More »

                How To Tackle Global Fraud Pandemic: Share And Care

                In Australia police are saying that 76 percent of e-mail investment scam victims continue to send money even after police warn them that they’re being deceived. The most common e-mail frauds and scams are those that request money to unlock a promised inheritance payment or to reap rewards from a business opportunity. One of the more famous e-mail scams that ... Read More »

                  The “King of Infomercials” Found Dead Days Before Fraud Trial

                  The “King of Infomercials”, Don Lapre, was found dead in his Arizona jail cell early Sunday October 2, 2011. Lapre was known for being an early morning television infomercialist (is that a word? It is now) selling a product called “The Greatest Vitamin in the World.” The vitamins were a big scam and Lapre was facing 41 counts of conspiracy, ... Read More »

                    Fake Debt Collectors Rip Off Thousands

                    Recently two New York residents, Timothy Arent and Neil Wieczkowski, were convicted of mail fraud and tax evasion for their roles in a debt collection scheme. From October 2006 through October 2009, Arent and Wieczkowski engaged in a fraudulent debt collection scheme. The two illegally purchased debtor information from two former employees of a Buffalo debt collection business and used ... Read More »

                      SAT Fraud Discovered On Long Island

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                      Taking the SATs is probably the most important test you’ll ever take in your life. Point blank. Scoring well on the SATs helps determine which colleges and/or universities you get accepted to, thus determining if and where you will move after high school, the friends you’ll meet there, the experiences you’ll have and so on. One little test dictates so ... Read More »

                        It’s Been A Year Since The TSR – What’s Changed With Debt Settlement?

                        A year ago this month the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) barred debt settlement companies that used telemarketing from accepting up-front fees. Although it’s been an entire year since this change we are still see companies trying sneak in those up-front fees with businesses trying to exploit loopholes. The whole purpose of the Telemarketing Sales Ruling was to help consumers from ... Read More »

                          Romance Scams Shatter Hearts And Bank Accounts

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                          As a young, divorced, single woman in this country I’ve found it quite challenging to introduce new and exciting potential suitors into my life. I took a long while “off” of dating after the divorce and have recently thrown myself back into the game. Except the game isn’t that easy. Or fun. And I’m pretty sure games are supposed to ... Read More »

                            High School Aged Man Scamming Anchorage Residents In West High School “Fraud”raiser

                            Attention Anchorage, Alaska! I know it’s cold up there right now so I’m going to give you a handy quick tip: don’t open your doors! Perhaps I should elaborate a bit… don’t open your doors to a student-aged man collecting money for a West High School football trip to Italy. Apparently there is a young man touring the town asking ... Read More »

                              Global Points Owner Gets 2 Years In Prison For Wire Fraud And Money Laundering

                              Stephen Sparks, a business partner of Global Points, was sentenced on September 29, 2011 for federal fraud offenses after pleading guilty in January of 2011 to wire fraud and money laundering. Sparks was given a prison sentence of 24 months (2 years) with a following 3 years of supervised release. Sparks will also have to pay $1.3 million in restitution. ... Read More »

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