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Bernie Madoff Fund Still Owes Fraud Victims

May 25, 2017

The famous Bernie Madoff ponzi scheme is still affecting victims as none of them have received repayments from the company the Department of Justice, tapped to distribute $4 billion recovered from the notorious fraud. Nearly 8½ years after Bernie Madoff was

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Summer Job Scam

May 22, 2017
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Charity Scams

Humane Society Scam

April 10, 2017

Charity scams are unfortunately becoming the new norm and a Texas organization proves that true with a particular Humane Society. The recent charity scam includes this organization providing 251 clothing bins across Michigan, however they are not 100 percent truthful as not

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Holiday Charity Scams

November 30, 2016

Top 5 Veteran Scams

November 9, 2016
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Credit

Consumers Lured by Credit Monitoring Scheme

September 28, 2016

The Federal Trade Commission will return nearly $20 million to more than 145,000 consumers across the country who were victimized by One Technologies LP and its two partner companies, in an online scheme that lured consumers with “free” access to their

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Avoid Misleading Car Ads

August 19, 2016
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Credit Card Scams

Identity Theft Ring Cheated Consumers, Businesses $3.5 million

March 10, 2017

Massive credit card and identity theft ring was busted by cops in Queens, New York. According to authorities the thieves took more than $3.5 million from consumers, banks and retail businesses. The masterminds behind the identity theft and credit card scam

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Gift Card Scam

November 1, 2016
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Credit Fraud

Largest Consumer Scams of 2016

December 27, 2016

The number one scam of 2016 goes to con artists posing as IRS agents and threatening to fine or arrest consumers over phony tax debts. In fact, this scam came in having roughly one of every four consumer complaint reports to the

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Cyber Monday Scams

November 28, 2016
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Data Breach

Laptops Hiding Secret Keyloggers

May 18, 2017

Keyloggers are malicious computer functions allowing hackers to track everything you type into your computer or laptop. Now you see why this can put a user into a very dangerous situation with their personal identity all over one’s personal computer. Criminals or malware can

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Email Scams

Summer Job Scam

May 22, 2017

Summer job hunting is on the rise this time of year, unfortunately that means scammers are on the rise as well. In the scammers quest for reeling in their victims, crooks rely on sites like Craigslist, Monster, CareerBuilder and ZipRecruiter

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Google Doc Scam

May 9, 2017
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2017 Top 5 Scams

January 19, 2017

New year, but the same old scams, however in 2017 expect these types of scams to be on the rise unless you take precautions to protect your money and identity with advice from Heather Wagenhals, Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist.  Here

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Identity Theft

Smart Appliances Eavesdropping on Your Personal Identity

May 10, 2017

Mike Galley of WRNJ welcomes Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist Heather Wagenhals to warn listeners of smart appliances eavesdropping on your personal identity in places you had no idea were possible. Tune in to this interview as Heather shocks listeners by revealing ways

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Prevent Kids Cyberbullying

February 22, 2017
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In the Media

Smart Appliances Eavesdropping on Your Personal Identity

May 10, 2017

Mike Galley of WRNJ welcomes Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist Heather Wagenhals to warn listeners of smart appliances eavesdropping on your personal identity in places you had no idea were possible. Tune in to this interview as Heather shocks listeners by revealing ways

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Southwest Facebook Scam

November 10, 2016
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Investment Fraud

Bernie Madoff Fund Still Owes Fraud Victims

May 25, 2017

The famous Bernie Madoff ponzi scheme is still affecting victims as none of them have received repayments from the company the Department of Justice, tapped to distribute $4 billion recovered from the notorious fraud. Nearly 8½ years after Bernie Madoff was

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Top 5 Veteran Scams

November 9, 2016

Hotel Loyalty Points Fraud

October 17, 2016
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Phone Scams

Robocall Scam Rings Your Landline

March 30, 2017

If your home still has a landline phone then prepare yourself for the latest robocall scam. Anyone who still has a traditional home phone dreads the hated robocall. As part of the latest scam, the caller, instead of mentioning who they are,

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Ransomware: Free Porn

February 24, 2017

Prize Scams Played

February 24, 2017

Yahoo Customer Service Scam

January 5, 2017
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Real Estate

Fraud Lawsuit Against HGTV Fixer Upper Star

April 28, 2017

A million dollar fraud lawsuit has been served to HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” star Chip Gaines, thanks to Gaines’ two partners he brought out. Former co-owners of Magnolia Realty, John L. Lewis and Richard L. Clark, filed a 24-page suit against Gaines, claiming the

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Real Estate Flop Scam

April 24, 2017
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Real Estate Fraud

Fraud Lawsuit Against HGTV Fixer Upper Star

April 28, 2017

A million dollar fraud lawsuit has been served to HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” star Chip Gaines, thanks to Gaines’ two partners he brought out. Former co-owners of Magnolia Realty, John L. Lewis and Richard L. Clark, filed a 24-page suit against Gaines, claiming the

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Real Estate Flop Scam

April 24, 2017
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Tax Scams

McDonald’s Big Mac Refund Scam

April 17, 2017

In Wisconsin a McDonald’s manager has been accused of stealing $3,800 from her employer and now facing a felony theft charge after issuing fake refunds on Big Macs that customers never returned. According to the Greenfield Patch, Mary Ruelle, a manager who worked at a

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2017 Top 5 Scams

January 19, 2017

Prevent 2017 Tax Scams

January 2, 2017
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Wire Fraud

Fyre Festival Scam Files $100 Million Lawsuit

May 3, 2017

The Fyre Festival hype was nothing more than a scam, which lead several concert fans stranded on the island with little to no food, water and shelter.   Now fans are filing a $100 million class-action lawsuit against the organizers of the now-infamous

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Avoid Sports Ticket Fraud

March 15, 2017

Funeral Homes Failed Pricing

February 16, 2017
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