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  • Joyce Mitchell arrested
    Joyce Mitchell arrested: Accomplice helped bust out two NY cons still on the run
    Joyce Mitchell, a prison worker at the Clinton Correctional Facility, was arrested and charged with assisting two jailbirds to escape last weekend. Mitchell, a grandmother and a training supervisor at the maximum security correctional facility in...
  • The Duck Dynasty booth at Wizard World NOLA 2015
    Yes it's safe: A first timers guide to a Comic/Pop Culture Convention
    Any con can be someone's first time to a con. Whether your a redneck hunter on a reality TV show, a comic retailer form Houston or a Grandma with the kids for a full weekend if you have never been to a comic/pop culture/sci-fi convention,...
  • Avoid phone scams
    Avoid the newest scams reported to local law enforcement
    Three phone scams have recently been reported to local police departments. The first one has been targeted toward small business owners. The owner gets a telephone call from someone claiming to work for the utility company and this caller...
  • Comic Con Rotator
    Con Time
    Nowadays you no longer have to be labeled a geek or a nerd to enjoy one of the many science fiction or fantasy conventions that have sprung up around the country over the last several years. On the contrary, the popularity of such events, like the...
  • Sci-fi Author Stephanie Osborn
    Author and speaker Stephanie Osborn soon to appear at sci-fi cons (Photos)
    On Sept. 12, 2013, fans were informed of upcoming appearances by sci-fi author Stephanie Osborn.Osborn's rep shared with Examiner.com that she has actively been appearing at sci-fi cons representing her literary works and more.This retired...
  • Author Nick Valentino
    Author Nick Valentino announces arrival of new steampunk novel (Video)
    On June 15, 2013, author Nick Valentino announced that his latest novel comes out later in June."My second steampunk novel, "Thomas Riley and the Maelstrom" comes out with ZOVA Books on June 25, 2013.I'm doing a month long blog...
  • May the Fourth Be With You Yoda
    ‘Star Wars’ con exemplary of a growing fan presence in Sacramento
    If you’re a hardcore ‘Star Wars’ fan you’re probably familiar with “Star Wars” Celebration that occurs in a different city of the world during certain years. Although our state capital hasn’t been one of...
  • Three holiday scams to avoid
    Three popular scams to avoid during the holidays
    Yesterday’s article, Three tips for safe shopping during the holidays, provided suggestions to keep your finances safe during the holidays. Today, here are three popular scams that might be especially tempting at this time of year.Gift card...
  • Three tips to avoid holiday scams
    Three tips for safe shopping during the holidays
    The holiday season brings out the best, and worst, in people. Along with the warmth and generosity people show, there are those that see the season as an opportunity not to give more, but to take more. Here are three tips from the experts on how...
  • Latest identity theft scam is from South Africa
    New identity theft scam from South Africa
    The FBI estimates that 9 million people have their identities stolen each year. One way that those thefts occur is through email scams such as the one that began making the rounds on Dec. 5. The Dec. 5 email was sent to an unknown number of...
  • Local probes into Hurricane Sandy scams increase
    Scam probes ramp up in Sandy's aftermath
    In addition to the problems residents and businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy are facing in the storm’s aftermath, stories of local law enforcement probes into illegal activities are mounting. Scams that several different local...
  • Avoiding becoming a victim of disaster relief scams
    How to avoid disaster relief scams and cons
    Now that Hurricane Sandy is in the rearview mirror and disaster recovery efforts are in full swing, the next issue to face everyone affected by the storm is crime. Not only might the immediate victims of the hurricane be affected, but also those...
  • Avoiding scams and cons in Sandy's aftermath
    Avoiding scams and cons in Sandy's aftermath
    They’ll call. They’ll show up on your door. They’ll offer you immediate help to reconstruct your home or an opportunity to contribute money to help others. “They,” in this case, means the scammers who will be making...
  • Consumer Scams involving Independent Contractors
    Scam alerts for consumers: independent contractors
    In the October 2012 issue of Consumer Reports, there is an article on American's Worst Scams. I will be elaborating on many of these scams as well as others.Scam #: At home, independent contractorsTypically, this type of scam is associated...
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    Imagicopter November 2011 Communique 02
    Starting Transmission - Imagicopter FLASH invites everyone to come out to Virtual Con online everywhere. It will be hosted by Jon Klement of Dragon Talk Radio. This is the first virtual con, and we hope to see more.One can register for FREE now at...
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