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  • BVU fraud: What a tangled web
    BVU fraud: 'What a tangled web we weave'
    Bristol area residents have been closely following the fraud cases recently discovered at Bristol Virginia Utilities Authority (BVU). Robert James Kelley, Jr. and David Copeland, the two former BVU vice-presidents accused of taking kickbacks in...
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    Think your money is safe in your bank or Paypal? Think again.
    After years of being very careful with my passwords, never using public wifi or any wifi outside of my firewall-protected house, not downloading questionable programs from the web, and covering the keypad when keying in my PIN, I have come to the...
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    Va. CBS employee reports Memories Pizza GoFundMe for fraud 'just in case'
    On Friday, the Internet exploded with reports that Alix Bryan, an employee at Richmond, Virginia, CBS affiliate WTVR-6, reported the Memories Pizza GoFundMe page for fraud. Bryan offered no evidence for the claim, saying it was done "just in...
  • Mortgage foreclosure relief scams
    Mortgage foreclosure relief scams
    With over $3 billion in reported losses nationwide last year, mortgage relief scams are at an all-time high despite a recovering economy, according to EyesOnNews on Thursday.With promises of a loan modification or relief from foreclosure,...
  • Four arrested in Broward county PIP fraud scam
    Four arrested in Broward county PIP fraud scam
    The Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraudannounced Wednesday the arrest of four individuals for their involvement in a PIP (Personal Injury Protection) scam in Broward County, according to Ashley Carr, Deputy...
  • Insurance Agent Arrested for Selling Fraudulent Policies  to Military Families
    Insurance agent arrested for selling fraudulent policies to military families
    Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced early Wednesday the arrest of Patrice Sands of Pompano Beach for selling fraudulent insurance policies to elderly military veterans and their families at Make-A-Wish Veterans, Inc., a Miami...
  • Beware of fake debt collection scams
    Beware of fake debt collection scams
    With federal government oversight taking hold in the debt collection industry, theConsumer Financial Protection Bureauhas again warned Americans not to let their guard down when it comes to telephone calls from supposed “debt collectors,...
  • Small Business fears they cant absorb increases in online fraud
    EMV credit card technology relieves US retailers, but wont stop all fraud
    The new Europay, Mastercard Visa EMV standard is coming to the U.S. in October, 2015, bringing with it much-needed relief to US retailers who have suffered under the nation's antiquated decades old magnetic stripe card technology.While the...
  • The IRS Hot List of Scams
    The IRS is here to help you with its scams for 2015
    As the tax filing due date approaches, the Internal Revenue Service sends its warmth and cheer along with a list of "watch for" and "audit avoidance" notes that we the taxpayers should really be aware of.From the IRS list, the...
  • Top Ten (10) IRS tax filing scams
    Top Ten (10) IRS tax filing scams
    As the tax filing due date approaches, the Internal Revenue Service sends us its warmth and cheer along with a list of "watch for" and "audit avoidance" notes that we the taxpayers should really be aware of.From the IRS list,...
  • Ebony Walton is married? Why doesn't she remember?
    Ebony Walton 'married' 18 years ago: Bride victim of ID theft, green card sham
    Ebony Walker had no idea she was "married." But when she applied for a marital license in her home state of New York, Ebony was shocked to learn that she was already hitched, apparently to some bloke in Pakistan. It turns out that the...
  • Is Online Advertising Broken?
    The Biggest Problems With Online Advertising And How You Can Fix Them
    Digital marketing plays an ever more central role in most business's marketing plans. From retargeting, to social; there are plenty of creative and cost effective ways to get your brand under the noses of hundreds, if not thousands of...
  • Sen. Vitter continues investigating free government cell phone program
    Sen. Vitter continues investigating free government cell phone program
    U. S. Senator Vitter, Chairman of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, has been investigating the fraud and abuse of the taxpayer-funded Lifeline program in recent years. He introduced S. 56, the Ending Mobile Phone Welfare Act of...
  • Chicago medical providers sentenced for Medicare fraud
    Chicago medical providers sentenced for Medicare fraud
    Medicare fraud cost the government and taxpayers billions of dollars each year, as a rising threat the FBI; the primary agency to expose and investigate health care fraud, has been very proactive in identifying such fraud and has partnered with...
  • US Congressman Keith Ellision supports end to voter registration
    US Congressman Keith Ellision supports end to voter registration
    While speaking at the U. S. Vote Foundation sponsored Elections Summit in Washington D.C. earlier this year, United States Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) made the case for a bipartisan effort to “make voting easier” that would include...
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