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Police Warn Fake Kidnapping

Law enforcement is warning of a spread of a cruel scam: fake kidnapping. One family encountered this first-hand and explained how it unfolded to CBS News. Larry Lutes got the phone call while he was at work. He said a

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UK Arrests Over Microsoft Scam Calls

Four people have been arrested in the UK following an investigation into scam calls from fraudsters pretending to be IT support staff. It follows two years of work by City of London Police and Microsoft, who teamed up to tackle

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Home Depot, Menards Face Lawsuits

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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Barclays Latest Fraud Charges

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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CenturyLink Alleged Billing Scam

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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Justice of the Peace Court Phone Scam

The latest phone scam appears to be coming from scam artists pretending to be from The Justice of the Peace Court, calling their victims from an actual Justice of the Peace Court phone number with the caller demanding bail money

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Computer Mouse Movement Could Prevent Identity Theft

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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Missing Jury Duty Scam

You get a call saying you missed jury. You’ll be jailed, they say, unless you pay. A telephone scam holding innocent Florida County residents hostage in fear of being arrested is running rampant once again, according to the Manatee County

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Dish Network Breaks Telemarketing Rules

Dish Network has been been slapped with what federal prosecutors say is the biggest ever fine for breaking laws aimed at limiting telemarketing calls.  A court ruled that the satellite TV and broadband provider must pay $280 million for violating Federal

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

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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