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Law Enforcement and Non-Profits Meet to Halt Scams Targeting Specific Groups of Americans

The Justice Department announced today the enhanced collaborations its law enforcement and community partners are taking to stem the tide of fraud schemes directed at certain groups of Americans.  On Wednesday, high ranking officials of the department, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) and non-profit community groups met to discuss … Read more

New Sweepstakes Scam Using Bank Of America And BBB Logos

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning of another sweepstakes scam now circulating. Apparently phone calls are being made stating you’ve won $3.5 million but in order to receive your money you have to wire them $25,000 to cover the insurance of your winnings. Luckily some consumers found this call to be somewhat odd and … Read more

Vermont Residents Warned About Phone Scams by State Police

Vermont is one of those idyllic places you normal think of as safe and serene. With beautiful mountains and friendly people all about it’s one of the few places in the country you would not suspect scammers to be getting a foothold. Vermont State Police are warning their residents of various phone scams that are … Read more

Jamaican Lottery Scam Cleaning Out Savings of Elderly People

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 … Read more