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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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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

Data-Crunching Reduces Massive Health Care Fraud

May 31, 2017

Health care fraud continues as cybercriminals find new ways to hack systems, but thankfully new gadgets and years of training are now diminishing those fraud and cyber attacks. However, for Dr. Mike Cohen’s work station, there are no high-tech forensic gadgets or state-of

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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

Barclays Latest Fraud Charges

June 21, 2017

Barclays, has been charged by the British Serious Fraud Office, along with four of the bank’s former executives with conspiracy to commit fraud. The charges on Barclays came after a five-year investigation into the London-based lender’s fund-raising at the height of the

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Top 5 Veteran Scams

November 9, 2016
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Phone Scams

CenturyLink Alleged Billing Scam

June 19, 2017

Former CenturyLink Inc. employee claims she was fired for blowing the whistle on the telecommunications company’s high-pressure sales culture that left customers paying millions of dollars for accounts they didn’t request, according to a lawsuit filed this week in Arizona state superior court. CenturyLink

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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

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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