Man Tries to Scam My Wife With Roses While Walking Up Some Steps
Here we are at the famous "Spanish Steps" in Rome, Italy. It's a popular place for tourists, which means it's a place many scammers will gravitate towards, such as this man trying to scam my wife with some roses. They usually try to make you hold onto their roses and then demand for money, but my wife dodged his attempt.
Kick Catphishing To The Curb – Don’t Get Scammed
On September 2, a text message appeared on my phone warning of a USPS package delay because of an incomplete address. To expedite delivery, the text invited me to click on a tracking link and confirm my address. Some handy link activation instructions were provided. The sender signed off with a cheery wish for a wonderful day from the USPS team.
Don’t Fall For It: The Scheming Buyers Were Caught on Camera Messing With the Victim’s Vehicle and Made Him Think He Was Selling a Lemon. Authorities Think There Might Be More Victims of This #Scam
Beware of the Latest Gas Pump Scam: Criminals Drilling Holes into Payment Screens
In the ever-evolving world of scams and fraud, criminals are constantly finding new ways to exploit technology and target unsuspecting victims. The latest scheme to make headlines involves gas pumps and contactless payment systems. Criminals are drilling holes into contactless payment screens at gas stations, and it’s a scam that could put your financial security at risk.
Cracking the Code: The Link Between Mystery Calls and Phone Searches
Unexpected calls from unrecognized numbers, often called mystery calls, are becoming common cybersecurity risks. These mystery calls are becoming a dire concern, increasing the chance of posing threats to our digital security.
Montgomery Man Pleads Guilty to Financial Exploitation of Elderly Victims and Securities Fraud
Nicholas Houston Allen, a 35-year-old Montgomery resident, has pleaded guilty pleaded guilty to a series of charges that include financial exploitation of elderly individuals, securities fraud, and theft of property. This case highlights the importance of safeguarding vulnerable adults and should be a reminder of the need for vigilant oversight in the financial sector.
Senior Scammed Out of Nearly $10 Grand for ‘Bail’
NEW YORK - A senior was scammed out of nearly 10 grand by a man who claimed he needed the money to bail the victim's son out of jail. The son was never arrested and copas said this is just the latest scam targeting seniors.
Huntsville Utilities is Warning Residents About a Man Going Door-to-Door to Collect Payments in Scam
Huntsville Utilities is aware of a new scam targeting Huntsville residents. A man going by "Mr. Carter" is walking through neighborhoods claiming to be with Huntsville Utilities and collecting payments on bills. He is not an employee of Huntsville Utilities and this is a scam.
Scammer Uses GoFundMe To Make $10K For Poker Tournament Buy-In. His Plan Backfired.
37-year-old poker player, Robert Mercer from Vallejo, California, set up a GoFundMe account for himself. Why did he set up a GoFundMe account for himself? Because he needed at least $10,000 so he could enter a World Series of Poker tournament in Las Vegas.
Huntsville Woman's Facebook Account Hacked: This Facebook Marketplace Scam is 'Far Too Common.'
A Huntsville woman says a Facebook scammer hacked her account and began posting items that didn't exist on Facebook Marketplace, stating that she was moving and would be more than happy to hold the buyer's money. The buyer never receives the item, and the scammer takes the money.
Ex-Lawyer Impersonates Client for $150K
The ex-lawyer was charged with three counts of identity theft in August. A Bothell man is wanted by the Washington Insurance Commissioner's Office for failing to appear in court for impersonating one of his clients during his former life as a lawyer.
"They Left Us With Nothing" Elderly Couple Evicted from Home after 20 Years
In April, an elderly couple in California were left in shock when they received an eviction notice for their residence, which they had been paying for over the past twenty years. Ismael and Angelita Ramirez bought the home in 2003, with their son informing them it wasn't necessary to have their name on the title.
Unraveling the Mystery of Unknown Calls with Phone Search Technology
With the world increasingly moving online, we are witnessing an unfortunate rise in robocalls, spam calls and other forms of unknown calls. This is evidenced by a staggering statistic from the Federal Trade Commission, stating that in 2020 alone, the agency received more than 4 million reports related to robocalls. These figures underline the seriousness of the issue and the need for effective solutions.
Warning: Imposter Scam in San Francisco!
Beware of Imposter Scam: San Francisco Sheriff's Office Issues Warning. In a bid to safeguard the public from potential fraud, authorities have issued a cautionary advisory this week regarding a cunning imposter scam involving individuals falsely posing as deputies from the San Francisco Sheriff's Office.
InbaseTrader: How to Identify a Scam?
Inbasetrader is a forex investment scheme that was established less than a month ago and is not regulated by any regulatory authority. Founded by a Chinese team on August 15, 2023. Investors should exercise caution when considering the services offered by Inbasetrader.
Identifying and Preventing Elderly Fraudulent Schemes
The exploitation of elderly individuals is a lucrative business for fraudsters, despite being unthinkable for most people. In 2021, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center reported that over 92,000 fraud victims above the age of 60 in the US suffered losses amounting to $1.7 billion.
Oklahoma Man Accused of Preying on Hurricane Ian Victims in Florida
In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Fort Meyers, Florida, a disturbing case of theft unfolded, leaving a victim in its wake. The accused individual, Michael Shannon Key, hailing from Oklahoma, is currently under custody at Tulsa County Jail and faces extradition to Lee County, Florida. Key stands charged with serious felonies, notably Unlicensed Contracting During a State of Emergency and Grand Theft.
Don't Fall Victim: Westbrook Police Warn of Dangerous Phone Scam
WESTBROOK, Maine – Imagine picking up your phone, seeing a call from a trusted local number, and then being threatened with arrest. That's precisely the disturbing scenario unfolding in Westbrook, as police warn residents of a devious new phone scam that hits dangerously close to home.
Coffee County man accused of COVID-19 relief fraud by illegally obtaining over $325k in funds
The Southern District of Georgia has taken action against four Georgia residents for "illegally obtaining nearly $11 million in funds intended to help struggling small businesses during the global COVID-19 pandemic." One of the individuals, Kyle Waldron, is from Coffee County.