Credit Card Satellite Dish Scam

A local mom-and-pop store finds itself part of an FBI investigation into a low-tech theft scheme involving credit cards. It all began when someone spotted people on the roof of Pat’s Place in Waynesville and called police. Investigators think the bad guys were targeting the satellite dish that transmits credit card transactions. Scammers use tinfoil [...]
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Grandparent Scam

‘Grandparent scam’ leaves Calgary woman out $5,000 Police have charged a 28-year-old Montreal man with defrauding Albertans of tens of thousands of dollars in a so-called “grandparent scam.” These scams often involve people calling elderly victims alleging to be a close relative who needs money due to an emergency of some sort. The victims are [...]
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Religious Travel Trip Scam

Travel agent charged will bilking customers booking religious trips to Saudi Arabia A 42-year-old Chicago travel agent is accused of cheating at least 50 customers out of about $525,000 spent on travel packages for an Islamic religious pilgrimage to Mecca, federal authorities said Thursday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Sheila Finnegan on Thursday ordered Rashid Minhas held [...]
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Vehicle Rust Proofing

New-car buyers have invariably heard sales pitches for extended warranties and protection packages that have become the bread-and-butter of many dealerships. The most commonly recommended add-on is rust-proofing, but its value is heavily debated. “Today’s vehicles are manufactured with good corrosion protection … rust problems have almost vanished in modern vehicles,” Consumer Reports says its [...]
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Mortgage Fraud

Mortgage fraud hits eye-opening level in Canada. Consumer credit company Equifax uncovered roughly $400 million worth of mortgage fraud in Canada last year, an “eye-opening” number industry experts estimate represents only a fraction of the cheating taking place in the country’s real-estate market. Atlanta-based Equifax says many financial institutions are tightening lending and as a [...]
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Fake Revenue Canada Used In Online Scam

A Maple Ridge, B.C., woman was almost tricked by an email which she thought was linked to the B.C. teachers’ strike support payments that many parents are expecting. When Katherine Murray got an email on Monday promising an internet transfer of funds from the Canada Revenue Agency, she assumed it was the temporary support payments [...]
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Webcam Scam Leads Men To Expose Themselves

Richmond RCMP are warning young men in the Vancouver suburb to make better choices about the private details — or parts — they reveal online. Mounties say they have investigated four incidents of attempted extortion over the last month involving men who thought they were having a private Internet chat with an unknown woman in [...]
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Scam Targeting Recently Bereaved

Police say a current scam involves people posing as funeral home employees and calling residents that have recently lost a family member, demanding payment of an outstanding bill. Police says that if you receive such a call, do not provide any personal or financial information, and contact the funeral home representative who assisted you, or [...]
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