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All posts tagged "Confidence tricks"

  • Witness Murdered Over $513,563 Bank Fraud Scheme

    From May 2009 through November of 2011 it’s been alleged that two men, Tavon Dameon Davis and Bruce Eric Byrd, among others were involved in a scheme to steal money orders and checks from rent deposit boxes...

    • Posted December 12, 2011
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  • Krahl Construction Executives And Employees Indicted In Alleged Fraud And Kickback Scheme

    Construction company executives and employees, along with others, have been indicted in an alleged billing fraud and kickback scheme. Krahl Construction’s Principal owner and six of it’s top executives and employees along with two former employees of...

    • Posted December 1, 2011
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  • Mid-2000s Multimillion Dollar Fraudster Finally Gets Sentenced

    In the mid-2000s Clarence Allen Rice, owner of C & J Leasing Corporation, ran a complex, multimillion dollar wire fraud scheme to which he was just sentenced to a term of 70 months in prison for earlier...

    • Posted November 30, 2011
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  • Former Owner And President Of Allied Health Care Sentenced For $135 Million Phony Lease Scheme

    Former owner and president of Allied Heath Care Services, Charles Schwartz, was sentenced last week to 195 months in prison (16.25 years) for organizing and executing a $135 million phony lease scheme that losses of more than...

    • Posted November 30, 2011
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  • 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...

    • Posted November 15, 2011
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  • Home Repair Scheme Targeted Elderly Homeowners

    Last week a jury convicted two brothers in Chicago after running and operating a home-repair scheme that targeted elderly victims on the south and west sides of Chicago. At their trial six victims testified that they were...

    • Posted November 15, 2011
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  • Homeowners In Financial Distress Lose Over $1.2 Million To Mortgage “Rescue” Fraud

    To the tune of a MasterCard commercial: $4.7 million in fradulent mortgage loans… $944,224 lost by lenders…. $1.2 million lost in equity to homeowners…. Shameful. Mary Ann Dean and Charles Donaldson pleaded guilty to the charge of...

    • Posted October 11, 2011
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  • Another MetLife Employee Strikes Again!

    Just a few days ago I reported on how former MetLife employee, Mark Edward Salyer of Tennessee, was responsible for the investment fraud scheme to the tune of $6 million between June of 2005 until June of...

    • Posted October 10, 2011
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  • 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...

    • Posted October 4, 2011
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  • Romance Scams Shatter Hearts And Bank Accounts

    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...

    • Posted October 4, 2011
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  • Microsoft Scammers Selling Fake Computer Virus Protection

    The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Canadian Anti Fraud Center say the virus scam is growing to epidemic proportions. Since March of 2010 the RCMP have noticed that a majority of scam reports involve the Virus Scam....

    • Posted October 2, 2011
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  • For People That Want to Keep People From Being Scammed

    Scams have been around since the beginning of time. Some may have a new twist, some are new because of technology but the overall consideration is someone isn’t getting what they were promised. There are phone scams,...

    • Posted September 30, 2011
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