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IRS Warns of Phone Tax Scam

Scam Alert – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is warning the public about a phone scam that targets people across the nation, including recent immigrants. Callers are claiming to be from the IRS and telling intended victims they owe taxes and

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SMECO Warns Customers of Payment Scam

  Alert- A scam involving prepaid Green Dot Visa and MasterCard Debit Cards are being swiped by callers who misrepresent themselves as Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) employees. Customers and members of SMECO are warned of these calls coming from

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Global ATM Thieves Plead Guilty to One of the World’s Largest Bank Heists

Three New York members of a global hacking ring have pleaded guilty in connection with one of the world’s largest bank heists. According to federal prosecutors these three New York members stole $45 million through ATMs within a matter of

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Chimney Sweep Scams Approach This Holiday Season

With the holiday’s soon approaching the cold weather is right behind, bringing along chimney scam season for consumers to worry about. This time of year several consumers start looking to get  their chimney’s cleaned in preparation for the cold months

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Jesse Jackson Jr. Agrees to Pay $200,000 in Fraud Case

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. agrees to pay $200,000 of the $750,000 he owes from a recent fraud judgement. Unable to meet financial obligations, Jesse Jackson has promised to start paying off his debt by first selling property he owns in Washington,

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Phone Scam Calls Nebraska Residents

Nebraska residents are warned about phone scams involving callers trying to fake outstanding debts. The Nebraska Attorney General’s Office reports more than 25 complaints of fraudulent debt collection calls have come in the last 30 days.  The Nebraska Bar Association did

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Police Arrest Sgt. for EBT Card Fraud & Grand Theft with Inmate

Police arrested 47-year old Sgt. Joyce Houston after eavesdropping on several phone calls with inmate Rita Girven, who is the biological mother of Houston’s adopted daughter. Girven, who is eligible for food stamps using an EBT card, allowed Houston to purchase

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Store Manager Sentenced for Trafficking Food Stamps

If booze and cigarettes were a part of food stamps I think we all would be in trouble. Instead the former manager of J.G. Food Mart in San Antonio is the one in trouble and sentenced up to 20 years

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10 Ways to Detect a Financial Fraud or Investment Scheme

Frauds and schemes will be with us forever and once we raise our awareness about how these snake-oil salesmen operate, we will be less likely to fall for the Bernie Madoff’s and Charles Ponzi’s. Here are 10 ways to reduce

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