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Editor’s Choice: Top Five Legal News Stories of the Day

Murder conviction reversed because jurors slept and tweeted. The Arkansas Supreme Court overturned the death penalty conviction of Erickson Dimas-Martinez because of juror misconduct. The Court decided Dimas-Martinez didn’t get a fair murder trial because one juror kept falling asleep and another juror kept posting Twitter messages during the proceedings. Dimas-Martinez was convicted of murdering 17-year-old Derrick Jefferson in 2006. During his trial, a juror fell asleep for as long as five minutes during the technical discussion of some scientific …

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Posted 3 years ago in Frauds & Scams by Arthur Buono  
Got Zits? There’s an App for That – Not

We continue now with our expanded coverage of the zit-popping mobile app. The Federal Trade Commission has blocked the marketing of two mobile apps that claimed to cure acne with light therapy. A settlement requires the marketers to pay $16,000 in fines.   FTC busts fraudulent mobile app acne cure FDA setting guidelines for mobile health apps Many a good fraud steals just a little bit at a time Like this article? Share it with others using this link: http://bit.ly/oRevuu …

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Posted 3 years ago in Frauds & Scams by Arthur Buono  
Libyan General Needs Your Help Moving Money to US

Today our own Jennifer King wrote about the top ten internet scams. Sure we hear about them all the time. But they never really happen to us, do they? Well, I thought you might like to see what just popped into my inbox this morning. Watch Out for Sad Libyan Generals and Secret Shopping Scams   Email phishing scams adapt to current events and trends Libyan generals just would be trying to get money out of country, wouldn’t they? Less …

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Posted 3 years ago in Frauds & Scams by Arthur Buono  
Stocking up on Bottled Water as Food Stamp Frauds Dump It

Would you trade $6 for $2.40? Before you answer, what if I said the $6 could only buy you food (including water) but the $2.40 could buy you beer too? That’s the latest form of food stamp fraud the feds want to stamp out.   Abuse of food stamps to get cash for bottle deposits Number of people getting food stamps at an all-time high Bottled water will be needed in aftermath of hurricane Irene Like this article? Share it …

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Posted 3 years ago in Frauds & Scams by Arthur Buono  
Welcome to the United States of SCAMerica!

As Congress plays chicken with the debt ceiling, it seems appropriate* to ask, "why is there so much fraud in this country?" Every day brings new warnings of frauds, large and small. This week though we have a bumper crop, beginning with a timeshare resale scam.   Bad guys taking advantage of specific economic factors to commit fraud In a bad economy, consumers more susceptible to scams, frauds Think twice, and once more, before dealing with strangers, entrusting money Like …

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