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$50K fine, no prosecution for ex-coach in college scam deal

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A deferred prosecution agreement filed in the case against William Ferguson says that the former coach accepts responsibility for his role in the scheme, but that prosecutors will move to dismiss his case after 24 mo...

Feds bust California ‘grandparent scam’ targeting elderly victims; 8 indicted

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A federal grand jury in San Diego voted to charge all eight with conspiracy under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations, or RICO, Act. The suspects are from California, Florida and Arizona and range in a...

Mom robbed of $63k in real estate scam closes on house thanks to donations from strangers

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This is especially true for one mom in Florida who nearly lost her dream house after being targeted by scammers.  Through elaborate wire fraud, Patricia Verlino had been robbed of $ 63,000 she had saved for a down p...

Hate robocalls? Battle against scam calls intensifies

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STIR/SHAKEN, the new FCC mandate for phone carriers, is designed to curb fraudulent robocalls and illegal phone number spoofing. The latter is a common scheme where a scammer sends a fake caller ID – typically disgui...

Jason Chaffetz: Hunter Biden’s art scam – with his work selling for $500K, we need to know who’s buying

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Art dealer Georges Berges says the names of various buyers will be kept confidential. But Hunter’s art is being priced between $ 75,000 and half a million – an impressive sum for a neophyte, particularly one with no...

Trump: Bitcoin ‘seems like a scam’ and should be regulated ‘very very high’

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"You don’t like Bitcoin? You wouldn’t invest in Bitcoin? Do you invest in the stock market at this moment?" Stuart Varney asked Trump.  "Bitcoin--it just seems like a scam. I was surprised. With us, it was at 6,000 a...

Bill Maher rips higher-ed ‘racket,’ says Lori Loughlin ‘understood that one good scam deserves another’

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"Now that graduation season has ended and we won't be spoiling anyone's big day, let's talk about what higher education in America really is: a racket that sells you a very expensive ticket to the upper-middle class,...

‘Ruthless’ podcast torches Caitlyn Jenner for bailing on interview: ‘Scam campaign’

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On Thursday's episode, the co-hosts began by revealing to listeners that they were supposed to interview the reality TV star-turned-politician on Wednesday but that when they launched the Zoom session, she never show...

One of the US’ largest forests is in danger: ‘Tucker Carlson Originals’ exposes green energy scam in Maine

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In the episode, "Green Energy Scams: Maine," Carlson and his team head to Maine to investigate a corrupt green energy plot that threatens to destroy the largest forest in the Eastern United States. A group of foreign...

90-year-old Hong Kong woman loses $32 million in phone scam

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Hong Kong police have arrested a man after a 90-year-old woman lost around HK$ 247 million ($ 32 million) in a scam. The woman contacted police on March 2 and told them she had made a total of 10 payments after sc...

Hinch reflects on Astros sign-stealing scam in return

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Hinch was suspended by baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred for a year in January 2020 and subsequently fired by owner Jim Crane for his role in the scheme that violated rules by using a video camera to steal catchers’ ...

The Trump fundraising scam is the least surprising part about his presidency

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Desperate for money to finance a struggling presidential campaign, then-President Donald Trump's 2020 team reportedly turned to fundraising tactics that duped donors into giving far more money than they intended or ...

‘Real Housewives’ star Jen Shah arrested on federal fraud charges in connection to a nationwide telemarketing scam

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Reality TV star Jen Shah of "The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City" was arrested and charged in connection with a telemarketing scheme that defrauded hundreds of people, many of whom are over the age of 55, accordin...

Scam artists lurking on dating apps and social media made away with a record haul in 2020

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We expect love to have an emotional impact on us, but a new report released by the Federal Trade Commission revealed it's also hurting wallets. A record $ 304 million was reported lost to romance scams in 2020. Sca...

Nigerian entrepreneur Obinwanne Okeke jailed for 10 years in $11m email scam

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Celebrated Nigerian entrepreneur Obinwanne Okeke has been jailed for 10 years by a US federal court for masterminding an $ 11 million cyber fraud on a British company. The court heard that "through subterfuge an...

Former DEA official sentenced to 7 years in prison for $4.4 million scam

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A former Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman was sentenced on Wednesday to seven years behind bars for posing as a CIA employee to dupe several people and companies in a $ 4.4 million scheme. Garrison Kennet...

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