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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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Fraud Prevention: Are Credit Card Companies Getting Carried Away?

  I am wondering if we cannot see the wolf in sheep’s clothing we are allowing into our lives under the guise that “this technology is here to keep you safe” when in reality this technology is here to keep

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Cash Scam with Pastors as Patsies in Texas

Police say North Texas pastors are victims of scam Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2013 2:55 pm | Updated: 6:02 am, Sun Aug 25, 2013. Associated Press Several North Texas pastors have been the victims of a scam in which a man uses a

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Duke Energy Debit Card Scam Alert

  Monday Duke Energy issued the following press release to warn their customers about a scam affecting many households. It is in its entirety so you can learn how the scam works so you may protect yourself from victimization.  

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