LIVING IN RETIREMENT Affinity Fraud Against Seniors
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a new Investor Alert highlighting how to prevent affinity fraud.
According the SEC
"Fraudsters who carry out affinity scams frequently are (or ... Posted on 12/10/12 at 1:07 PM
THE NEW FORTY Victimless crime...
I believe that the term "victimless crime" is an oxymoron. I think some folks think if a person isn't hurt it isn't a crime. I say - sure, but victim may not be a person, but that does not mean there ... Posted on 9/18/12 at 3:20 PM
STAFF BLOG TWIN PORTS BUSINESS State targets firms preying on seniors
Sometimes it pays to be rude.
Many seniors are too polite to close their doors on door-to-door salespeople or to hang up on telemarketers.
And the scammers know it.
Exploiting seniors fears about thei... Posted on 5/11/10 at 10:10 AM
Prosecutors in Minnesota and Wisconsin are investigating dozens of cases in which voters may have illegally cast ballots in both states in the 2008 presidential election, including three in Douglas County .
Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press Writer
, September 15, 2010
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced Tuesday that Maria Miles, a former ACORN worker, pleaded guilty to and was convicted of one count of election fraud – falsely procuring voter registration, arising out of the Nov. 4, 2008, Presidential Election.
The state Department of Veterans Affairs is publicly condemning the identity thefts of three Wisconsin soldiers killed in action. However, there may not be much else officials can do to prevent further acts of fraud.
Kirk Carapezza, Wisconsin Public Radio
, June 07, 2010
Stephen P. Sinnott, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced the filing of information charging five Wisconsin men with submitting false loan applications to banks and mortgage lenders to obtain home mortgages.
WASHINGTON—Detroit-area resident Christopher Collins pleaded guilty last week for his participation in a $14.5 million fraudulent Medicare home health care scheme, the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services (HHS) announced.
A Superior man accused of stealing his roommate’s identity and using it to rack up more than $33,000 in fraudulent charges – including a loan on a 2007 pick-up truck – will return to Douglas County Circuit Court next week for a preliminary hearing.
The Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs is warning the latest attempts to part innocent people from their money or sensitive information, just in time for the holidays, could be called “Operation Desert Scam.”
MADISON — A Duluth mortgage broker was found guilty Thursday in federal court of conspiring to defraud about 20 investors out of $2.5 million.
By KEVIN MURPHY/Special to the Daily Telegram
, March 28, 2008
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