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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Fraud’

Wasn’t A Man Supposed To Be Eaten Alive By A Snake?

Back on November 5th, Discovery Channel uploaded a video titled “Eaten Alive Sneak Peek”, which glimpsed at the promising voyage of a man seeking to be eaten alive by an anaconda. “We’re gonna get me inside of a snake,” said Paul Rosolie, a naturalist and wild life filmmaker dressed in some type of Tron-like jungle bomb-suit  (it’s a custom-built snake-proof …

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Penny Stocks: Will They Make Or Break You?

Are you familiar with the phrase, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is?” If not, allow me to introduce you to the perilous penny stock. The penny stock is a popular choice among con artists looking to take advantage of naive investors. Like every get-rich-quick scheme in existence, penny stock cons usually involves a group of …

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ComScore Buys MdotLabs To Battle Non-Human Traffic

ComScore has acquired MdotLabs in a move aimed at battling fraud in online advertising, or as the company puts it, to “augment its non-human traffic detection methods.” MdotLabs specifically uses its technology to identify bots, click farms, pay-per-view networks, and various other fake traffic generation techniques. Its methodologies for doing this include signal processing, statistics, machine learning, and applied math. …

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Phaedra Parks’ Husband Gets 8 Years in Prison

Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks’ husband Apollo Nida was handed an eight-year prison sentence by a federal judge for defrauding over 50 people of roughly $2 million over a four-year period. Nida, who had spent time behind bars from 2003 to 2009 for auto theft, was initially looking at 30 years, but his cooperation with authorities helped with …

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Teresa Giudice: “Me Without You Doesn’t Work”

Last year, Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe were charged with 39 counts of fraud which included conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications, and bankruptcy fraud. “Today is a most difficult day for our family. I support Joe, and as a wonderful husband and father I know he wants only the …

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Nguyen Duc Kien Jailed for 30 Years Due to Fraud

On Monday, a Vietnamese court sentenced Nguyen Duc Kien to 30 years in a state prison for his role in a series of financial scams which robbed people and corporations of more than $1.1 billion – an act which was condemned for “badly affecting the monetary and fiscal policies within the country.” In 1993, Kien founded the Asia Commercial Bank, …

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Two Chicago Men Charged For Rolling Back Odometers

The U.S. Department of Justice today announced that two men have been indicted by a federal grand jury for tampering with car odometers. The men, who are brothers, are alleged to have rolled back the odometers of nearly 150 different vehicles. Erick Sanchez-Pulido and Israel Sanchez-Pulido, 30 and 31 years old, have been charged with 15 counts of odometer tampering, …

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Cynthia Bailey Accused of Photo Contest Fraud, Defends Agency

Yet another Real Housewives of Atlanta star is coming under accusation for fraud. When we thought Phaedra Parks and her cunning husband, Apollo Nida, were the biggest schemers on the show, former model Cynthia Bailey is now in the hot seat. According to an interview with CBS Atlanta, local resident Dorothy Lewis claims that the Bailey Agency School of Fashion modeling contest …

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Kevin Trudeau: Prosecutors Want 10-Year Sentence

Kevin Trudeau, the TV pitchman known for touting his book The Weight Loss Cure They Don’t Want You to Know About could face 10 years in prison if prosecutors have their way. Convicted back in November for criminal contempt, he aired infomericals touting his book 32,000 times in violation of a court order. Defense attorneys believe Trudeau–who has served time …

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Kevin Trudeau: Prosecutors Want Him To Serve At Least 10 Years In Jail

Kevin Trudeau, a fraud and infomercial host, was convicted of lying in infomercials about subjects tackled in his book regarding food and calorie restrictions. Trudeau has been in jail since November 12 of last year. The Federal Trade Commission has asked the infomercial king to pay a fine of $37 million in June 2010, but he has not paid a dime …

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Identity Theft is Top Complaint of Consumers in 2013

Each year, the Federal Trade Commission collects data on consumer complaints and analyzes said data in order to improve consumer experiences in the United States. And for the 14th consecutive year, identity theft tops the charts as the most reported consumer complaint in the US. The FTC defines identity theft as that which “happens when someone steals your personal information …

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Google Acquires Spider.io To Get Better At Fighting Ad Fraud

Google announced on Friday that it has acquired spider.io, an ad fraud-fighting technology company. Google will include this technology in its video and display ad products as a complement to measures it has already taken. Google VP of Display Advertising Neal Mohan recaps some of these in a blog post: Advertising helps fund the digital world we love today — …

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