Wire Fraud

Fyre Festival Scam Files $100 Million Lawsuit

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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Fraud Victims Can Get Western Union Wired Money Back

Mainers who were scammed out of money by wiring Western Union payments may be eligible for some restitution, according to Attorney General Janet Mills’ office. It’s illegal for a telemarketer to ask consumers to pay for anything with a money

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Avoid Sports Ticket Fraud

The bracketology is set for college basketball as March Madness is in full court press, unfortunately the fans are the ones playing defense against sports ticket fraud. Representatives from the Better Business Bureau say they see a lot of people

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Funeral Homes Failed Pricing

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) organized Funeral Rules, in which an investigators revealed that nine states failed to disclose pricing information to consumers. The FTC conducts undercover inspections to ensure that funeral homes comply with the Funeral Rule. RELATED: OfferUp Online Wire

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W-2 Phishing Scam Targets School Districts

Earlier this month the IRS issued an urgent alert to all employers with an extensive W-2 e-mail phishing scam that has spread to the corporate sector and into school districts, nonprofits and other companies.   “This is one of the most dangerous email

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Counterfeit Drugs

Prescription drugs seem to be sold on every block these days, allowing patients to search for the best price or most convenience location, but be careful as counterfeit drugs could be the source of your medications. Counterfeit drugs are on the rise,

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OfferUp Online Wire Fraud

OfferUp is a “simpler way to buy and sell locally”, this convenient shopping app has been downloaded more than 12 million times (2015), ranking close to the 51st most-downloaded app, and with those numbers climbing, so are the odds of users becoming victims of wire

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Uber Company Pays $20M Settlement

The Federal Trade Commission recently announced Uber, the growing transportation company, is to pay $20 million in settlement charges. These charges include a statement reading, “it misled prospective drivers with exaggerated earning claims and claims about [vehicle] financing”. RELATED: 2017 Top 5

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Holiday Shopping Online Identity Theft

New LifeLock Survey Shows That a Third of Americans Are Planning to Do All or Most of Their Holiday Shopping Online, but Are Still Concerned about Identity Theft 80 percent of Americans plan to do at least some holiday shopping

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Cyber Scams to Avoid

Internet scams used to be more obvious, like you could spot the bad guy a mile away and you were probably more amused than afraid. Remember the Nigerian prince who insisted you were due an inheritance, if you’d send in your

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