Topics: Frauds & Scams - 62 results


Posted 11 months ago in Bankruptcy Creditor/Debtor Frauds & Scams by Josh Crank  
Real Housewife Facing 50 Years in Prison for Fraud Scheme

Could Teresa Guidice become the first star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey State Corrections? Unless they cut a deal with prosecutors, Guidice and her husband Joe could both end up behind bars for up to 50 years. A federal grand jury hit the reality TV couple with a 39-count indictment that includes charges of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud and making false statements on loan applications. According to the indictment, the Guidices …

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Newsbreak: Pet Store Accused of Puppy Mill Cruelty [Video]

  Lawyers.com Editorial Director Betsy Kim provides today’s “Consumer Beware” Newsbreak, with three stories about companies accused of fraud and deceptive trade practices. If you’re thinking of buying Skechers toning shoes, think twice. The Federal Trade Commission last year charged the California-based shoe company of deceptively advertising that its toning shoes would help people lose weight and strengthen their bodies. Under an FTC settlement, $40 million dollars has recently been mailed to consumers, who bought Skechers toning shoes. Skechers can …

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‘Road Rage Rabbi’ Charged With Impersonating a Police Officer

An upstate New York rabbi was criminally charged for pretending to be a police officer and pulling over drivers whom he deemed to be going too slowly. The real NYPD arrested Rabbi Alfredo Borodowski, accusing him of pulling his Camry next to a woman’s car, honking his horn, flashing a fake badge and screaming, “Police! Police! Pull over!” The 24-year-old woman, who does not want to be identified by name, was so freaked out that she called police. “He’s a …

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Posted 1 year ago in Frauds & Scams by Michele Bowman  
Fake Cancer-Cure Doc Gets 14 Years for Fraud

An evangelical preacher-turned-doctor has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for luring patients with cancer and other serious diseases into expensive treatments with her “herbal remedy” that in fact contained things like beef flavoring and sunscreen.   Victims Sacrificed Real Treatment A federal judge in California on May 17 sentenced Christine Daniel, 58, to 14 years in prison and required her to repay over $1.2 million that she bilked from unsuspecting cancer sufferers and their families. Daniel was reportedly …

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Posted 1 year ago in Crime Frauds & Scams Your Money & The Law by Betsy Kim  
Ways to Prevent Identity Theft [Infographic]

With approximately 9 million U.S. identity theft victims each year, this www.onlinemba.com infographic provides useful information on how to prevent this crime from happening to you. The chart below shows the most common ways in which crooks get your information. It also gives tips on how to improve the password security of your online accounts to reduce your chances of being victimized. Check out Lawyers.com for more information on identity theft and remember “You Are Not Safe Online!”

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