Million Dollar Fraud Trial Finds HBOS Bankers Guilty

Latest fraud trial finds HBOS bankers guilty for contributing to losses that led to taxpayer-funded rescues of several of Britain’s top banks during the financial crisis. Two former HBOS bankers and four other people were found guilty on Monday in a $307 million fraud trial. […Read More]

Free Ransomware Decryption Tools

Free ransomware decryption tools have helped 2,500 people rescue their data, depriving cyber-crooks of more than $1.48M (€1.35 million) in ransom. The tools — part of the No More Ransom project — were launched three months ago by the Dutch National Police, Europol, Intel Security, and Kaspersky Lab. […Read more]

Fight Back Against Identity Theft

Victims of identity theft rise each year, and right now more than 17 million Americans are effected. This past summer, the Democratic National Committee’s computer network was hacked, and just last month Yahoo disclosed that hackers stole information from at least 500 million accounts.  But should you worry? And how can you protect yourself? […Read More]

Protect Yourself Or Resolve Identity Theft

Identity theft impacts more than 17 million consumers every year, and consumers over 50 can be particularly vulnerable. This year is on track to exceed the 780 data breaches of 2015, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center. But there are a few key ways to protect yourself from becoming an identity theft victim and …

USC Frat Loses $13K After Booking Scam

According to a report from TMZ, a member of Delta Tau Delta was put in touch with an individual who he believed to be a member of Tyga’s team. USC Frat Lost $13K After Tyga Booking Scam by Complex Are you a victim of fraud or money scam? Share your story with us on the …

IRS Scam Conned Victims in 21 States

An IRS impersonation scam traveled the country this week, using dozens of fake names and identifications  and collecting millions of dollars in payments wired by unwitting victims from at least 21 states. Newly unsealed federal court complaints provide a look at the alleged operations of the five defendants, who are charged with wire fraud and conspiracy. […Read More]

Top Scams and Frauds Revealed on Unlock Your Wealth Radio

Heather Wagenhals, Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist and host Unlock Your Wealth Radio, welcomes listeners to this Special Edition interview as Heather reveals the top Scams and Frauds and how to avoid becoming the next victim. Tune in to this interview on the Libsyn platform as Heather and producer of Unlock Your Wealth Radio, Michael Terry, create …

Scams and Frauds: Special Edition on Unlock Your Wealth Radio

Heather Wagenhals, Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist and host Unlock Your Wealth Radio, welcomes listeners to this Special Edition interview as Heather reveals the top Scams and Frauds and how to avoid becoming the next victim. Tune in to this interview on Friday, May 6th, 2016 at 9AM PST on the Libsyn platform as Heather and producer …

Watch Out: Newest Email Scam—Almost-Real Speeding Tickets

Some residents of the Philadelphia suburb Tredyffrin have reportedly been receiving emails notifying them of fictitious speeding tickets, and directing them to pay at a link that triggers a malware download. There’s a lot more going on here, because, according to Tredyffrin police, the targeted drivers were actually speeding at the places and times indicated …

What a Utility Scam Sounds Like

Scammers are always trying to get your money. Some of them even pose as utility company employees, threatening to cut off your power to try to get you to pay up. Salt River Project (SRP) wants to warn its customers about the latest version of that scheme, because the scam artist is using some sophisticated …

Fraud Experts Say: Don’t Fall for Illegal Soliciting

Soliciting occurs everyday, and whether it’s someone knocking on your front door or calling you over the phone, there are some red flags that you should be aware of so you don’t fall victim to the next soliciting fraud. Your first major red flag that a phone call is a scam is when the caller …

Panhandlers Alleged Fraud – Mother and Daughter Catch Them on Camera

TOPSHAM, Maine (NECN) — When a Maine mother and daughter uncovered what they thought was a fraudulent panhandling scheme, they took a stand. And then, they were allegedly assaulted. “I’m still hurting where he hit me,” said Bonnie Gould. Bonnie, and her daughter Makayla, were having lunch at a McDonalds in Topsham, Maine, over the …

5 More Charged with Sandy Relief Fraud

New Jersey authorities have charged criminally five more people with filing fraudulent applications for federal relief funds related toSuperstorm Sandy, state officials announced. State authorities have charged 50 people for allegedly engaging in this type of fraud since March 2014. […Read More]

WATCH OUT: Crooks Bet on Scamming You Again

“Scammed once, shame on you. Scammed twice, shame on me.” That saying, and those actions, are allowing the next round of con artists a promise to getting their money back. Of course, you have to pay an upfront fee. And of course, it’s another scam. And the victims are usually the elderly, already suffering from a financial …