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Florida: senior citizens losing millions of dollars to Jamaica-based lottery scam reported that, it began with a series of reassuring calls and a request for a $500 fee — not a back-breaking sum for a retired professional pilot — in order to claim the prize. Read Article

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New York: Florida billionaire scores $12 million victory in counterfeit wine lawsuit

As reported by seven years into his unrelenting, cost-be-damned campaign to clean up the rare wine business, Bill Koch scored a big victory—a $12 million victory. A jury has found in the Florida energy executive’s favor on all counts in his lawsuit against fellow wine collector Eric Greenberg. Koch accused California Internet entrepreneur Greenberg [...]

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Florida: Tampa police looking for police impersonator involved in elderly scam

According to the Tampa Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect who posed as a law enforcement officer to extort money from elderly women. Detectives have identified Rebrant Bryant as a suspect in three separate scams that took place in the East Tampa community. Read Article

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Daytona Beach, Florida: Father and son arrested in large food stamp scam

According to a pair of convenience store owners in Florida have been busted for allegedly conducting a large food stamp scam and using taxpayer money to stock their own shelves. Police say Bassam Sale Abu Diab, 55, and his son, Matthew Bassam Abu Diab, 22, bought EBT cards at deeply discounted prices from customers [...]

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Florida: Thousands of counterfeit DVDs seized by authority in Polk county

As reported by Homeland Security Agents said Friday they busted a Polk County crime ring for a third time, confiscating 8,000 counterfeit DVDs. The movies included recent releases like Zero Dark Thirty and Les Miserables. Read Article

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Florida: Thousands in counterfeit cash, DVDs seized by feds in Lakeland

According to federal agents have seized thousands of counterfeit DVDs and more than $150,000 in Lakeland as part of an international motion picture counterfeiting operation, the Department of Justice announced today. Read Article

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Craigslist scam: Man arrested in Florida for buying concert tickets with counterfeit bills

As reported by police arrested a man Friday accused of using $1,800 in counterfeit bills to buy two tickets to Ultra Music Festival. Police charged Vincent Riddle with possession of forged notes, uttering forged bills, and tampering with evidence. Read Article

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Florida: Brazilian couple sentenced for smuggling undocumented migrants

According to Brazilian nationals Juliana Rose Tome-Froes and her husband, Fabio Rodrigues Froes, were sentenced in Miami to 60 months and 46 months in prison, respectively, for smuggling undocumented migrants to the United States for profit, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer [...]

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Ocala, Florida: 27-year-old man pleads guilty to printing counterfeit bills

According to, a Marion County man has plead guilty to charges that he manufactured counterfeit money. Jerrell L Epps, 27, plead guilty Thursday in Orlando. He faces 20 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not been set. Read Article

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Florida: Tampa police warn of kidnap, ransom phone scam from Puerto Rico

As reported by, imagine getting a phone call and someone says your son or daughter is being held for ransom. What would you do? Read Article

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