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Barclay Card Services Phishing Scam Fraud Alert

Breaking News by Heather Wagenhals Right now I just personally received a phishing scam phone call for Barclay Bank. The phone number that called me was 1-866-467-4704. An automated attendant told me that a possible fraud alert and hold was

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AT&T Joins MasterCard Battling Fraud with Phone Location

NEW YORK — Banks and card networks like Visa and MasterCard are working with wireless carriers to cut down on fraudulent transactions by tying purchases to the location of a shopper’s smartphone. According to North Jersey, in the next few

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Former NASCAR Driver Receives Ticket for $15 Million Scheme

A former NASCAR driver is at the center of a $15 million fraud investigation, according to WSOCTV Brian Rose is accused of creating a fake coal mining company to get money from investors. Federal agents launched a massive investigation into Brian Rose after

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Monster Energy Drink Advertisement Scam

Victims of the Monster Energy Drink scam report they received an email that informed them how to make a few hundred dollars per week. The scam was simple and sounded pretty cool if you’re a customer of Monster Energy Drink.

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Miami Beach’s ‘Rock Doc’ Charged for Medicare Fraud

A Miami Beach physician, best-known as ‘Rock Doc’, was in denial during his sentence hearing for stealing millions from Medicare in fraudulent billing schemes. According to reports from the Miami Herald, a federal judge said he tried to give Christopher Gregory Wayne

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5 Steps to Fight Off Fraud

Detecting fraud within an organization is the responsibility of several groups including: financial executives, boards of directors, audit committees, internal auditors and external auditors. Yahoo! Finance reports several ways to avoid complacency, and according to Crowe Horwath LLP, one of the largest

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Scam Alert: Never Give Money to Get Money

Scam Alert: So what’s a person to do when they receive a letter claiming they have won unclaimed lottery monies with a check enclosed and payable to the recipient? Big Country goes on to explain… This is the question one unlucky

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IRS Scam Continues Calling, Even After Tax-Filing Season

The tax scams continue to strike the IRS, successfully calling victims via telephone, showing no signs to stop striking. These con artists are going strong, targeting victims long after tax-filing season is over. The Today Show reports the IRS doesn’t see these

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Jury Duty Phone Scam Demands Residents for $500

A new phone scam is targeting residents in Seattle, falsely charging victims a $500 fine for failing to appear for federal jury duty or face arrest, recipients are told. According to the Seattle Times, at least two Seattle residents received

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Top 5 Summer Scams to Avoid

Summer is the season to go on vacation, move away, and take in a great concert, but as the weather heats up, so do the scams. The Better Business Bureau warns consumers about the following common summer scams. Don’t let a

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