All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Scams’

Facebook ‘Powerball’ Scam Screws Woman out of $10K

Neither Facebook nor its CEO Mark Zuckerberg are ever going to give you money, unless you’re a charity – then you might get a fat donation from Zuck. But for average, everyday people on Facebook, anyone claiming to have money for you is lying. Most of us would reply duh to that – but some of the oldest scams in …

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Tax Advice: 5 Dirty Tax Scams to Watch Out for This Year

Some tax advice is not worth the hot air that pushes it out of a crooks mouth. The IRS has put together a list of a dozen tax season pitfalls that Americans need to be on the lookout for. Some items on the list are about things that tax filers should refrain from doing, such as falsifying documents or trying …

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Jessica Chambers: Scammers Move In to Make Money Off Burned Girl’s Memory

Jessica Chambers has lots of people who remember her, and hundreds more who want to help find out who killed her. Support for the family has been steady and deep. But some people want to use the death of Jessica Chambers as an opportunity to put money in their own pockets, relying on public outrage over her murder and the …

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Identity Theft A Serious Problem During The Holidays

Nothing puts a serious damper on holiday shopping quite like identity theft. Identity theft is what happens when a person obtains your personal information and then uses it without your permission. This action can result in stolen money or severely damaged credit. Unfortunately, identity theft is a rising problem in the United States. “With so much of our time spent …

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Facebook Scam Results in Just the Saddest Story

Normally, if someone told me that they’d been conned out of thousands of dollars by Nigerian hucksters on Facebook, I’d probably tell them that they’d just given me the single most depressing example of human stupidity imaginable. Sure, I’d be adding insult to injury, but they’re really, really, dumb so it’s ok. But this story about a 67-year-old woman who …

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Work From Home Opportunities And Scams

A rising number of Americans have found themselves so disillusioned with the traditional work landscape that they’re seeking far more flexible job opportunities. This includes specifically looking for work that can be done from one’s own home. The very words “work at home” often conjure up images of being able to make money from the comfort of your kitchen or …

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Weight Loss: What Is That One Weird Trick Anyway?

Weight loss is still the pot of gold at the end of the Internet rainbow. If a casual perusal of offers on the Internet is to be believed, Al Gore’s invention is mainly useful for selling three things: – Penis pills – Get rich plans – Weight loss No, porn is not on the list. The porn is free. Not …

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We Sure Hope This Red Hot Chili Peppers Fan Likes Bagpipes

Buying concert tickets online is always a scary proposition. Sure, most of the time it works out – most people out there are honest, right? But sometimes you’re left with a pair of tickets to see The Beagles. What, you thought the The Beatles were still touring? Hey buddy, that’s your fault. Name confusion is less likely to blame then …

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Scammer Sells Online iPhone-Shopper Two ‘Apples’

Someone basically pulled the ol’ “Oh, so you want a new Apple for Christmas” dad trick on an unsuspecting online shopper in Brisbane, Australia last week. According to police, a 21-year-old woman was shocked to find that the two new Apple iPhones that she bought from a woman she met on an online classifieds site were actually just apples in …

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Rite-Aid Scam Targets Elderly In “Sweepstakes”

Pennsylvania state police have issued an alert to residents about a phone scam that appears to be targeting the elderly. Officials say the scam involves the caller informing the victim that they’ve won $18,000 in a sweepstakes but have to pay $500 in taxes in order to receive it. The caller asks for a pre-paid “Green Dot” card in the …

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Chili-Finger Lady: Wendy’s Scammer Is Going Back to Jail

An infamous fraudster is going back to jail for once again attempting to deceive law enforcement. Anna Ayala, better known as the “chili-finger lady,” is about to spend another two years in prison after lying to police to protect her son from a parole violation. Mercury News reports that Ayala hid the fact that her 26-tear-old son Guadalupe “Junior” Reyes …

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Teacher Faces 44 Years for Fake Facebook Sex Scam

An Anaheim high school teacher is set to be arraigned on 60 felony counts stemming from charges that he used Facebook to obtain sexually explicit photos from over 100 underage boys over the past 3 years. 30-year-old Zachary Joshua Reader, a former high school teacher and baseball coach at schools in both Anaheim and Irvine, California, is accused of encouraging …

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