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Social Security Administration Warns Latest Scam Call Steals Checks

July 20, 2017

The Social Security Administration is warning that schemers are impersonating government agents and stealing people’s benefits. In a blog post Wednesday, the agency’s Office of the Inspector General said people have been receiving calls from a number with a 323

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Charity Scams

Cancer Scam Finishes This Father’s Con Artist Streak

July 12, 2017

The latest cancer scam goes to an already accused fraud victim and father (Neil Jackson) when he used his son as bait, pleading to others that his son was either seriously ill or that he had died and cashing in

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Humane Society Scam

April 10, 2017

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

Blue Cross Blue Shield Scam

July 19, 2017

Health care con artists are back again, this time targeting individuals looking for affordable health insurance with Blue Cross Blue Shield. The Con: People are calling, acting as if they are Blue Cross Blue Shield agents, offering low premiums for great

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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

US Health Care Fraud Schemes Worth $1.3 billion

July 13, 2017

U.S. prosecutors announced Thursday that they have charged more than 400 people with taking part in health care fraud and opioid scams that totaled $1.3 billion in false billing. Attorney General Jeff Sessions called the collective action the “largest health

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Email Scams

One Trick To Know if Your iPad or iPhone Has a Virus

June 6, 2017

Now you can outsmart hackers with this one trick to avoid an iPad or iPhone virus. Several million users own the iPad or iPhone, which stores their personal photos, contacts of friends and family, along with your entire data base of

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Summer Job Scam

May 22, 2017

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

Computer Mouse Movement Could Prevent Identity Theft

June 12, 2017

Researchers have now identified a new way scammers are taking your identity theft, unfortunately it’s by tracking your mouse movement, however this movement also catches those scam artists.  One of the biggest issues with identity theft is that if a

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In the Media

Home Depot, Menards Face Lawsuits

June 22, 2017

Home Depot and Menards are being accused of deceiving the buyers of four-by-four boards, the big brother to the ubiquitous two-by-four. The alleged deception: Menards and Home Depot market and sell the hefty lumber as four-by-fours without specifying that the boards actually

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Southwest Facebook Scam

November 10, 2016
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Investment Fraud

Fyre Festival Organizer Billy McFarland Faces Fraud Charges

July 5, 2017

The man who was the main organizer of the failed Fyre Festival in the Bahamas earlier this year has been arrested by authorities and charged with wire fraud for allegedly bilking investors in his company, Fyre Media, which promoted the

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Top 5 Veteran Scams

November 9, 2016
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Phone Scams

Social Security Administration Warns Latest Scam Call Steals Checks

July 20, 2017

The Social Security Administration is warning that schemers are impersonating government agents and stealing people’s benefits. In a blog post Wednesday, the agency’s Office of the Inspector General said people have been receiving calls from a number with a 323

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Missing Jury Duty Scam

June 9, 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

Hobby Lobby Fined $3 Million Over Smuggled Artifacts

July 10, 2017

Hobby Lobby Stores have agreed to pay a $3 million federal fine and forfeit thousands of ancient Iraqi artifacts smuggled from the Middle East that the government alleges were intentionally mis-labled, according to the Federal prosecutors say . Prosecutors filed a

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Avoid Sports Ticket Fraud

March 15, 2017
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