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Travel Club Scam ordered to pay victims in Wisconsin reported A company mailed out “winning” postcards to 460,000 consumers and snared 884 Wisconsinites in an elaborate travel scheme shut down this year by the state’s Department of Justice. Court documents filed this month in Outagamie County show the complexity of the trap that led to a $3.8 million penalty leveled by Judge Dee Dyer to pay victims that bought into “Going Places Travel.” The restitution will take up to two years to filter to travelers fooled in the fraud. Read Article

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Tax Scam: Connecticut taxman warn the public of fake tax preparers reported that With days left till the April 15 income-tax filing deadline, Connecticut’s taxman is warning filers about a fake tax-preparer’s scam potentially more painful than any tax audit. Revenue Services Commissioner Kevin B. Sullivan Wednesday issued an alert about scams by people who pose as tax preparers and promise large refunds via the [...]

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Federal agents investigate multimillion-dollar scam concerning NFL and NBA players

As reported by federal investigators are looking to talk to multiple NFL and NBA players concerned that they may have been ensnared in an $18 million investment scheme, reports Yahoo! Sports. The U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission are heading up the investigation saying [...]

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Wisconsin officials warn of possible phone scam

According to Wisconsin officials are alerting Fox Valley area residents to a possible scam. The state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection said it has received calls from senior residents in Appleton and Green Bay. The residents have received calls telling them to expect a piece of medical equipment that they have never [...]

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Ohio: Grove City Police arrest man for printing, passing counterfeit bills

According to Grove City police arrested a Columbus man after he attempted to pass a counterfeit $20 bill at 3:23 p.m. April 11, at a pizza shop in the 3000 block of Southwest Boulevard. The man, 22, is charged with criminal simulation and theft. He left the scene prior to police arrival, taking the [...]

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U.S.: Secret service investigates Orlando woman’s counterfeit money case

According to Federal authorities say an Orlando woman was running a counterfeit money operation out of her apartment, which involved bleaching genuine $1 and $5 bills and making them look like $100 bills. Read Article

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Virginia: Mount Vernon Police warn of counterfeit $20s in circulation

As reported by a handful of counterfeit $20 bills have been circulating in Mount Vernon in recent days, according to an alert issued by the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Wednesday morning. At least 12 fake bills have been reported to the chamber since the weekend. The incidents have been reported to both the [...]

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Chicago: Pharmacist charged for allegedly trafficking counterfeit Viagra pills

As reported by there may have been a lot of unhappy men on the Northwest Side. A now-suspended pharmacist was dispensing male enhancement drugs from his pharmacy but the Viagra and Cialis he was dealing were counterfeit, according to a federal indictment announced Thursday. Read Article

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California: Custom agents seize two shipments of counterfeit toasters

As reported by Customs agents have seized nearly 15,000 toasters that popped up at the Los Angeles and Long Beach port complex. Authorities said Thursday that the toasters seized last month were potentially dangerous because they had counterfeit safety markings. Read Article

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Charity Scam Alert: Fake websites emerge after the Boston Marathon Bombings

As reported by scammers, crooks and spreaders of computer malware have wasted little time in trying to play off the public’s sympathy for the victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy, prompting warnings from the Massachusetts attorney general and computer security companies to be extremely wary about donating money to unfamiliar charity websites, and clicking [...]

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