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(NYTIMES) - If you're a digital native and consider yourself immune to all scams, the thieves have you right where they want you. For years now, the Better Business Bureau's survey research has shown that younger adults lose money to swindlers much more often than the older people you may......
(Image source: Instagram – @hushpuppi) Nigerian social media star and influencer Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, known throughout Instagram as “Hushpuppi” or “Ray Hushpuppi,” has pleaded guilty to scamming and defrauding a businessman and others out of tens of millions of dollars. Hushpuppi is known for his luxurious lifestyle and living the......
By Brett Peruzzi, Associate Editor Marlborough Police Chief David Giorgi explains how Internet fraud targets older adults.Photo/Vicki Greene The con artists of times past haven’t gone away; they’ve just gone online. And older adults are......
The FBI Criminal Investigative Division and Securities and Exchange Commission warn investors of fraudsters impersonating registered investment professionals such as investment advisers and registered brokers. The end goal of these broker imposter schemes is to lure their targets into investment scams using spoofed sites, fake social media profil...
All the accused in GainBitcoin scam have been granted bail by various courts across the countryThe Enforcement Directorate is yet to submit its report to the Supreme CourtBhardwaj has fulfilled the bail criteria, deposited the required money as directed by the Supreme Court, claimed his lawyer In response to......
The state of scamming in the digital world paints a grim picture. There’s no better word. In 2020, the FTC received over 2.1 million fraud reports. Imposter scams are the most common type of fraud the agency heard about. That’s because......
An Edmond woman was shocked to learn someone stole her checks from a USPS collection box, washed the ink off and tried cashing it.The scam is called ‘check washing.’Sally Ruhl said Saturday night she put three checks in a USPS collection box located in the Crest Foods parking lot......
COLUMBUS, Ohio – A Columbus man pleaded guilty in federal court today to a range of federal crimes, including fraud conspiracy, aggravated identity theft, money laundering, false claims to United States citizenship and firearms violations. Nana Yaw Addo, 56, a citizen of Ghana, admitted his guilt to 10 separate counts......
TUCSON (KVOA) – Companies use QR codes to point consumers to their apps, track packages, or view menus. But because these codes can’t be read by the human eye, they have become a way for scammers to disguise malicious links. As QR codes......
PEPPER PIKE, OhioSuspicion: Chagrin BoulevardAn employee at the Cuyahoga County Public Library’s Orange branch, located in Pepper Pike, reported shortly after noon on July 25 that he had just arrived for work when a woman approached and asked if he was stalking her.He mentioned the incident to other staff members......
While the plans for a 40-story, 319-unit tower to rise up to 420 feet in height at the intersection of Market, Oak and Van Ness Avenue were were approved back in 2017, the signature “One Oak” project has yet to has yet to break ground. And with the entitlements for......