600 Fraud Refunds, Money Meditations, Low Tax Warrior Grover Norquist and the Keys to Riches© Financial Philosophy

Congratulations to the 600 Fraud Refunds for New Yorkers who fell victim to fraudulent debt collection schemes. Also on today’s episode, Money Meditations to give you the edge when addressing your finances,  the Keys To Riches© Financial Philosophy as well as Heather’s interview from FreedomFest with Grover Norquist from Americans For Tax Reform during FreedomFest in …

Don’t Swipe Your Credit Card Before You Read On…

The worst thing about a hi-tech world is that crime has gone hi-tech too, which is why credit card skimmers are a popular way for criminals to use tech-savviness to steal our financial freedom. The good thing is that some skimmers have limitations that put the thief at risk of getting caught. Unfortunately, thieves are …

3 Shocking New Cyber Hacking Scams

Hackers seem to be at it again as these shocking new cyber hacks reveal the latest scams and how you can avoid becoming the next victim. Recent reports a couple falling prey to a Nigerian online lottery scam after the husband — a retired agricultural scientist with GKVK, University of Agricultural Sciences fell prey to an …

Amazon Delivery Reports Twitter Scam

Amazon customers warn others of a new phishing scam that’s targeting anyone who takes to Twitter to complain about delivery issues. Customers and Twitter users who tweeted abut deliveries not coming on time received a tweet from criminals posing as Amazon customer services, using the name @amazonhelps2. It sent them a direct message, apologising for …

Social Security Administration Warns Latest Scam Call Steals Checks

Social Security Administration is warning that schemers are impersonating government agents and stealing people’s benefits. In a blog post Wednesday, the Social Security Administration agency’s Office of the Inspector General said people have been receiving calls from a number with a 323 area code. RELATED: Blue Cross Blue Shield Scam “The caller claims to be an …

US Health Care Fraud Schemes Worth $1.3 billion

U.S. prosecutors announced Thursday that they have charged more than 400 people with taking part in health care fraud and opioid scams that totaled $1.3 billion in false billing. Attorney General Jeff Sessions called the collective action the “largest health care fraud takedown operation in American history” and said it indicates that some doctors, nurses …

Cancer Scam Finishes This Father’s Con Artist Streak

The latest cancer scam goes to an already accused fraud victim and father (Neil Jackson) when he used his son as bait, pleading to others that his son was either seriously ill or that he had died and cashing in on these false claims. In the most recent event, he defrauded £13,000 ($16,765.28) out of …

Hobby Lobby Fined $3 Million Over Smuggled Artifacts

Hobby Lobby Stores have agreed to pay a $3 million federal fine and forfeit thousands of ancient Iraqi artifacts smuggled from the Middle East that the government alleges were intentionally mis-labled, according to the Federal prosecutors say . Prosecutors filed a civil complaint in New York last week in which Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby consented to …

Fyre Festival Organizer Billy McFarland Faces Fraud Charges

The man who was the main organizer of the failed Fyre Festival in the Bahamas earlier this year has been arrested by authorities and charged with wire fraud for allegedly bilking investors in his company, Fyre Media, which promoted the event. Billy McFarland was arrested by federal agents at his Manhattan home on Friday. The …

Tips to Avoid GoFundMe Scams

Your compassion and kind heart could set your emotions into next charity scam on GoFundMe. If you’ve heard of this site then you’re well aware that families and friends request financial help to those in need, whether it be a loved one very sick or a family in need after the death of their loved, …

Police Warn Fake Kidnapping Scam

Law enforcement is warning of a spread of a cruel scam fake kidnapping. One family encountered this first-hand and explained how it unfolded to CBS News. Larry Lutes got the phone call while he was at work. He said a man comes on the phone and says, “We got your daughter.” “She was screaming, ‘Dad …

UK Arrests Over Microsoft Scam Calls

Four people have been arrested in the UK following an investigation into scam calls from fraudsters pretending to be IT support staff. It follows two years of work by City of London Police and Microsoft, who teamed up to tackle the problem. The perpetrators commonly pretend to be phoning on behalf of the US Microsoft company. …

Home Depot, Menards Face Lawsuits

Home Depot and Menards are being accused of deceiving the buyers of four-by-four boards, the big brother to the ubiquitous two-by-four. The alleged deception: Menards and Home Depot market and sell the hefty lumber as four-by-fours without specifying that the boards actually measure 3½ inches by 3½ inches. The lawsuits against the retailers would-be class actions, filed …

Barclays Latest Fraud Charges

Barclays, has been charged by the British Serious Fraud Office, along with four of the bank’s former executives with conspiracy to commit fraud. The charges on Barclays came after a five-year investigation into the London-based lender’s fund-raising at the height of the 2008 financial crisis. The accused are John S. Varley, a former chief executive; Roger A. …

CenturyLink Alleged Billing Scam

Former CenturyLink Inc. employee claims she was fired for blowing the whistle on the telecommunications company’s high-pressure sales culture that left customers paying millions of dollars for accounts they didn’t request, according to a lawsuit filed this week in Arizona state superior court. CenturyLink shares fell the most in six weeks on the news, while the shares of merger partner …