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Sacramento: Computer Technician Sentenced for Role in Identity Theft Scheme

Michael Garcia was sentenced to 57 months in prison for fraud in connection with computers and in connection with an access device 

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San Francisco: Founders of S3 Partners Charged in Real Estate Investment Fraud Scheme Targeting the Elderly

Melvin Russell “Rusty” Shields, Michael Sims, and Sam Stafford were arraigned on 33 counts of conspiracy, wire, mail, bank, and securities fraud for allegedly defrauding numerous individual investors and banks out of more than $21 million. 

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Sentinel Management Indicted in Alleged $500 Million Fraud Scheme

CEO and Head Trader of Bankrupt Sentinel Management Indicted in Alleged $500 Million Fraud Scheme Prior to Firm’s 2007 Collapse.
CHICAGO—The chief executive officer and the head trader of the bankrupt Sentinel Management Group Inc. were indicted on federal fraud charges for allegedly defrauding more than 70 customers of more than $500 million before the firm collapsed in August 2007, federal law enforcement officials announced today 

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Is Lowes scamming its customers?

 I just had to get this out and warn the public about this. Lowes seems to be on the take. At first I was spending a lot of time getting overcharges removed for late payments to my Lowes credit card .
 

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Historic Medicare Fraud Strike Force Takedown

A nationwide takedown by Medicare Fraud Strike Force operations in seven cities has resulted in charges against 107 individuals, including doctors, nurses, and other licensed medical professionals, for their participation in Medicare fraud schemes involving approximately $452 million in false billing. This coordinated operation involved the highest amount of false Medicare billings in a single takedown in strike force history.

  • Editors Note:
Its Good to see the Medicare Fraud Strike Force hard at work  Medicare fraud is estimated around $60 billion a year & is one of, if not the most profitable, crimes in America. There is no excuse for this kind of illegal activity! [ Can you help StopMedicareFraud.gov ?]

 

 

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Operation Ghost Click

International Cyber Ring That Infected Millions of Computers Dismantled

Six Estonian nationals have been arrested and charged with running a sophisticated Internet fraud ring that infected millions of computers worldwide with a virus and enabled the thieves to manipulate the multi-billion-dollar Internet advertising industry. Users of infected machines were unaware that their computers had been compromised—or that the malicious software rendered their machines vulnerable to a host of other viruses.

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FTC Seeks Public Input on How Identity Theft Impacts Senior Citizens

The staff of the Federal Trade Commission is seeking information from the public on how identity theft impacts senior citizens, which the agency will use to inform its law enforcement agenda, policy initiatives and consumer education efforts.

Seniors may be particularly susceptible to identity theft. They are often targeted for phishing scams; some seniors have granted powers of attorney giving wide access to their personal information; and most seniors' Medicare cards list their Social Security numbers. In addition, the personal information of senior citizens may be vulnerable in hospitals, nursing homes, and other care facilities.

 

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Green Millionaire Book Promoters Settle FTC Charges; Will Pay Almost $2 Million for Consumer Refunds

Green Millionaire Book Promoters Settle FTC Charges; Will Pay Almost $2 Million for Consumer Refunds
 

The Federal Trade Commission put a stop to an online operation that allegedly lured consumers with a supposedly "free" book falsely promising that it would show them how to power their cars and homes at no cost, and then billed them for an online magazine they never ordered. The defendants behind the alleged scam have agreed to a settlement that requires them to pay almost $2 million for consumer refunds, and permanently bars them from making misleading product claims.  

 

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30 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Sink Boat for Payment

 

Two Former Members of Ship’s Crew Both Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Sink Boat for Payment
 

CAMDEN, NJ
Two former crew members of the fishing boat Alexander II who admitted to participating in a plot to sink the boat off the coast of Cape May in August 2009 in exchange for payment were sentenced to prison today, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
 

 

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