Beware of Rental Scams: A Recent Case Exposes Shocking Tactics in Las Vegas
In today's rental market, where finding an affordable and suitable home can be a challenge, it's essential to remain vigilant against rental scams. Unfortunately, scammers often exploit unsuspecting individuals by offering enticing deals that are too good to be true. A recent incident in Las Vegas sheds light on the shocking tactics employed by these fraudsters and serves as a reminder for all potential renters to exercise caution and awareness.
Beverly Hills Man Faces Charges for $9 Million Hemp Farm Scam
A disbarred attorney from Beverly Hills, Mark Roy Anderson, has been charged with defrauding investors and soliciting over $9 million for a fictitious hemp farm. Despite serving an 11.5-year sentence for an unrelated crime, Anderson allegedly tricked individuals into providing funds for his company, Harvest Farm Group. This article delves into the case details, exposing Anderson's fraudulent activities and the potential consequences he may face.
The FTC Sent Out Checks to Consumers Who Were Taken Advantage of by Another Florida-based Debt-Relief Scammer
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced yesterday that it had sent out checks totaling $557,000 to consumers. They had paid money to GDP Network, LLC (YF Solution), a Florida-based telemarketing company.
Stolen iPhone scam investigation leads to juveniles being charged with gun possession
The Douglas Police Department has reported that three juveniles, one as young as 13-years-old, were recently charged in connection to a stolen iPhone scam on Facebook Market. According to a release, the suspects would list stolen iPhones for sale on the site, meet the buyers, then grab their money and flee.
Scammers masquerade as Dumb Friends League, swindle owners searching for lost pets
(Castle Rock, Colo.) A heartbreaking new con targets owners searching for lost pets near Castle Rock. Scammers are spoofing the Dumb Friends League’s phone number and reporting the pet has been taken to the Castle Rock Buddy Center. During the call, the scammers say the pet is receiving medical treatment, such as shots, and police transported the furry friend to the shelter.
"Las Vegas Resident Charged in $45 Million Metaverse Scam Promising Trillion-Dollar Returns"
A Las Vegas resident named Bryan Lee has been charged in a $45 million crypto and metaverse scam. Federal prosecutors have accused Lee of helping to defraud more than 10,000 investors through an alleged investment fraud scheme called CoinDeal. The scheme involved promoting a fake metaverse project with its own cryptocurrency token, promising trillions of dollars in returns.
Unraveling the Scam: Family Fights for Justice And Sues 2 Banks After Veteran's $3.6 Million Loss to Wire Fraud
"We're literally all one click away" Larry Cook, a 76-year-old decorated veteran and former U.S. Navy Commander, found himself entangled in a perplexing situation shortly before his passing.
Ponzi Scheme Involving Basketball Tickets and Luxury Suites Scams San Francisco's Chinatown Community Out of $39 Million
How a Ponzi scheme involving basketball tickets and luxury suites scammed over 100 members of San Francisco's Chinatown community out of $39 million. On May 2, 2023, Derek Chu, a 41-year-old Alamo resident, was arrested in connection with a Ponzi scheme that allegedly scammed over 100 members of San Francisco's Chinatown community out of $39 million between 2013 and 2020.
California Uber Eats Driver Experiences a Scam Right After Signing Up. He is More Careful Now After the 'Test Delivery'
A new Uber Eats driver picking up orders in Ventura County, California records a video and posts it to TikTok about how Uber Eats tested him for his very first delivery where they test him with a fake delivery. He later finds out that it was not actually from Uber Eats.
Former St. Joseph Police Officer And His Wife, A Former Deputy Guilty Of Fraud Scheme Against FOP
A former police officer from St. Joseph and his wife, a former sheriff's deputy from Buchanan County, have pleaded guilty to a wire fraud scheme in federal court. The couple had used debit cards belonging to a local lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police, where they held positions, to make unauthorized purchases. Both Michael A. Hardin, aged 47, and Sarah J. Hardin, aged 43, pleaded guilty to multiple counts of wire fraud in separate court appearances. Michael Hardin appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lajuana M. Counts, while Sarah Hardin appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Greg Kays.
Bank Scam Alert: Oceanside Couple Loses $68,000 in Wells Fargo Account
An Oceanside couple was recently the victim of a bank transfer scam that cost them their life savings. Marc Beardsley discovered that a large sum of money had appeared in his Wells Fargo checking account, and a scammer had gained access to his account and transferred money from his savings account into his checking. The scammer then called and pressured Beardsley into transferring the money back to him, claiming it had mistakenly been placed in the couple's account.
Portland Parking Scam Alert: QR Codes on Meters Lead to Deceptive Membership Sites
PORTLAND, OR. - A public alert has been posted on Reddit regarding a parking scam in Portland. Scammers are reportedly putting QR codes on parking meters that lead to fraudulent, recurring membership sites. The post on the virtual entertainment platform warns users not to scan any QR codes on the city's meters because they could be signing up for the scam, which shows up as "sys.chaos" on their bill. Instead, users are advised to use the actual parking app provided by the city, which is claimed to be dependable.
A scam phone call fooled a woman into thinking her brother was in trouble but she finds out what is behind it
An article in The Daily Dot describes different scenarios when AI (artificial intelligence) has been used as part of a phone scam and scared people in the process. The AI was smart enough to mimic the voices of loved ones making people think they were actually talking to their real family members.
Don't Fall for This Scam & See Your Cash Disappear
The US financial watchdog, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), is warning people that some folk are getting lured into online scams where the fraudster wires money to the victim by depositing a fake check.
A little girl was charged more at checkout by a cashier. Luckily, a woman came to her aid.
In a recent article, Yahoo News highlighted an incident where a cashier tried to charge a little girl more for candies. A woman, who goes by @modestlymarleena in TikTok, shared in a video how the girl grabbed a few candies worth a few quarters at the register, and the cashier charged her $10.
California: Boy,13, Crashed a Stolen Car Killing 2, Solar Panels over Canals, State Official Arrested For Grand Theft
A 13-Year-Old Boy Stole a Car And Crashed Leading To Two Deaths. The police observed a vehicle being driven recklessly before giving it a chase. After approx 15 miles, car crashed into two other vehicles leading to a fire in two of the cars. On inspecting, police found that the car was stolen and was being driven by a 13-year-old boy who was supposed to appear in court on Wednesday.