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  • Money Laundering Scheme Exposed: 14 Pro-Clinton Super PACs and Non-Profits Implicated

    09/23/2016 10:59:54 AM PDT · by blueyon · 8 replies
    TheCitizensAudit.com ^ | 9/19/16 | Andrew Kerr
    This is serious. David Brock operates over a dozen pro-Clinton organizations from his office in Washington DC. Uncovered records expose a constant flow of money between his organizations. Brockís unregistered Professional Solicitor, the Bonner Group, receives a 12.5% cut every time money is moved. Thereís a reason why David Brock chooses to house an unregistered Professional Solicitor in his office to raise money for his conglomerate of Super PACs and non-profits. Professional Solicitors are required to disclose their active solicitation contracts. Brock wants his unregistered solicitor, the Bonner Group, to keep their client list hidden for a very specific reason....
  • Drudge Report rant (vanity)

    09/20/2016 1:22:00 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 31 replies
    09/20/2016 | self
    Without regard for discussion I've heard about Matt Drudge being a 'chaos' guy... ...twice in the past week I've had Drudge idling in another tab and had my entire browser locked up by adware mimicking a support window. I'm fully-aware it's a scam, having shared this during a recent scam/fraud presentation. I've been visiting Drudge less & less the prior year; time to dump my cache and leave it be. - rant over -
  • Florida AG Shuts Down Boynton Beach Tech Support Scam

    08/25/2016 10:31:45 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | August 24, 2016
    Florida AG Shuts Down Boynton Beach Tech Support Scam August 24, 2016 11:12 AM TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) Ė A Boynton Beach tech support company which reportedly scammed its customers out of $25 million has been temporarily shut down again by court order, according to Floridaís Attorney Generalís Office. The company Client Care Experts, formerly known as First Choice Tech Support, LLC, is owned by CEO Michael Seward and his partner Kevin McCormick. The stateís Attorney Generalís Office said the operation was run out of a boiler room in Boynton Beach and employed more than 200 telemarketers at the location. The court...
  • Watch out for these new telephone scams to steal your money

    08/21/2016 3:27:23 PM PDT · by Innovative · 95 replies
    Daily Breeze ^ | Aug. 21, 2016 | Larry Altman,
    They are extremely persistent and claiming to be the IRS and threatening to throw you in jail and all kinds of things,Ē the 76-year-old Torrance resident said. ďThey try to make it sound official.Ē In the past month, the IRS and several South Bay police agencies have issued public warnings about the IRS scam and similar cons perpetrated by thieves on the telephone. ďYou are never going to get a call from the IRS demanding an immediate tax payment,Ē IRS spokesman Raphael Tulino said. ďA lot of folks will hear itís the IRS and act out of panic or dismay,...
  • Phone Scam ĎOnslaughtí Has Authorities Scrambling

    05/27/2016 7:17:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 140 replies
    WSJ video ^ | 5/27/2016
    Phone Scam ĎOnslaughtí Has Authorities Scrambling 5/27/2016 Telephone scammers posing as tech support, lottery reps or even government officials are inundating U.S. homes as cheap technology and the rapid rise in Internet access globally makes it easier to set up ..
  • Hereís Where The 2016 Candidates Stand On Global Warming

    02/27/2016 11:32:15 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/27/2016 | Andrew Follett
    Americans will head to the polls Tuesday to vote on who they believe should represent their party in the general election. As Super Tuesday nears, polling data shows global warming is now the most polarizing and divisive issue in American politics. Global warming is even more divisive than abortion or gun control. Here are the positions of every presidential candidate on global warming.
  • Spitzer accuser was a $5K-a-night hooker who lives life of luxury

    02/16/2016 5:36:53 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 61 replies
    nypost.com/ ^ | 2/16/16 | By Shawn Cohen, Jamie Schram, Larry Celona and Bruce Golding
    Spitzer accuser was a $5K-a-night hooker who lives life of luxury The Russian vixen who accused Eliot Spitzer of choking her at The Plaza hotel is a divorced, globe-trotting beauty who once bared all the dirty details of her life as a $5,000-a-night hooker, The Post has learned. Cops believe that Svetlana Zakharova Travis, 25 ‚ÄĒ who dumped her husband, Michael, in 2013 but kept his name ‚ÄĒ used the byline ‚ÄúSvetlana Z‚ÄĚ for an article titled ‚ÄúSex is Sex, but Money is Money.‚ÄĚ The online piece reveals how she came to New York with $300 in her pocket and...
  • I HAVE NEVER RECEIVED A TRUMP E-MAIL

    02/13/2016 11:13:37 AM PST · by knarf · 90 replies
    self | February 13, 2016 | knarf
    Having coffee with some friends earlier today, it occurred to me .... I have clicked just about every article, advertisement and FR post that has the word "Trump" in it and I have NEVER received an e-mail from him OR any supporters
  • the-desperation-of-ted-cruz-now-evident-in-cruz-supporters

    01/18/2016 9:56:50 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 130 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | January 18, 2016 | by Sundance
    Many people are becoming familiar with a common ‚Äėtruth-stretching trait‚Äė of Ted Cruz that appears to be infecting his followers and supporters.
  • Washington State AG sues major tech support provider alleging deceptive scam

    12/24/2015 1:05:18 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    KOMO News ^ | December 16th 2015 | Connie Thompson
    State AG sues major tech support provider alleging deceptive scam By Connie Thompson Wednesday, December 16th 2015 State investigators just sued one of the rising stars in the tech-support industry claiming part of the operation is based on a scam. The company, called iYogi, is accused of tricking people into paying for tech support services they don't need. According to investigators iYogi engaged in a different twist on the notorious tech support scams where someone call you claiming your computer has problems. What's significant in this case is workers don't call you, you call them. And iYogi is one of...
  • Donors gave a super PAC $6 million. Candidates actually got about $140,000

    12/11/2015 8:45:31 AM PST · by AuntB · 22 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | Nov. 25, 2015 | Joseph Tanfani and Maloy Moore
    Before he entered the race for the White House, Ben Carson signed on to a campaign to raise money to fight Obamacare. When Juanita McMillon saw his name, she was eager to get out her checkbook... She gave $350. Her money went to the American Legacy PAC, an organization with ties to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. With Carson as the face of its Save Our Healthcare campaign, American Legacy raised close to $6 million in 2014 ‚ÄĒ and spent nearly all of it paying the consultants and firms that raised the money. Just 2% was donated to Republican candidates...
  • Candidates! A war on scammers is needed!!!

    11/29/2015 3:52:06 AM PST · by Paul R. · 41 replies
    Me | 11/29/15 | Me
    A new issue for your favorite candidate? Recently, a very dear elderly (mid-80's) relative was scammed for over @30k. This was her entire savings, plus she's now about $8k in debt. Her financial situation was precarious anyway. Her income is very limited, so she has no way to "recover". Worse, almost all her income goes away if her ex-husband dies (which may be one reason she ignored all the red flags.) Additionally, there were / are all sorts of other repercussions including her bank forcing her to close her accounts abruptly, causing even more problems (checks bouncing, etc.) (The bank's...
  • $100B/Yr Climate Finance Challenging, But Possible (global taxes!) - UN Panel (Soros)

    11/06/2010 11:28:07 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 33 replies
    WSJ ^ | Nov. 5, 2010 | Selina Williams
    Raising $100 billion a year of climate finance by 2020 is challenging, but possible through mechanisms including carbon markets, domestic carbon taxes and a variety of international transportation taxes, a United Nations advisory group said in a report Friday. Earlier this year, the UN's Ban established the panel, which includes U.S. National Economic Council Director Larry Summers, billionaire financier George Soros and Deutsche Bank vice-chairman Caio Koch-Weser. The financing will be used to support mitigation and adaptation efforts in developing countries--in particular, for the poorest and most vulnerable communities.
  • Fiorina's a Liberal; Don't be deceived

    08/09/2015 11:35:53 AM PDT · by spacejunkie2001 · 70 replies
    me | 8/9/15 | Vanity
    For those that are thinking Fiorina is a good choice to get behind, that she is a good debater, goes hard after hitlery, etc., it's incumbent on all of us to know who she REALLY is: A few tidbits: When the police in Baltimore were arrested she said 'we all breathed a sigh of relief' (all over the interwebs) In 2008, Fiorina supported the Wall Street Bailout known as TARP and even advocated that it was insufficient. (Fox News) Fiorina supported portions of the Obama stimulus, particularly broadband subsidies. ....(Information Week) Fiorina called on more government intervention into the housing...
  • U.S. Navy investigates report of cancer cluster at Guantanamo

    07/27/2015 7:31:57 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 27, 2015 | By David Rohde
    NEW YORK--The U.S. Navy is investigating a complaint that seeks the evacuation of civilian and military lawyers from parts of the U.S. base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, following reports of cancer cases among personnel working on the trials of detainees there. At least seven civilians and military members who worked on detainee trials at Guantanamo Bay have been diagnosed with cancer, according to the complaint, which was filed with the U.S. Defense Departmentís Office of the Inspector General. The complaint calls on American military officials to remove personnel from court facilities on the base and test them and the base...
  • Cops: Woman claiming she needed 'spinal transplant' scams $1.2 million from man, 86

    06/04/2015 7:27:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 04, 2015 | Liam Ford
    Cops: Woman claiming she needed 'spinal transplant' scams $1.2 million from man, 86 Candy Ely, 35, lured an 86-year-old Chicago man into a romantic relationship and stole more than $1.2 million in cash and items from him, including a car, police said. (Cook County Sheriff's Office) By Liam Ford Chicago Tribune contact the reporter Crime Theft A 35-year-old woman is accused of luring an 86-year-old man into a romantic relationship and then stealing more than $1.2 million in cash after claiming she had cancer and needed a "spinal transplant," police said. Candy Ely ďbaitedĒ the man ďinto a false relationship...
  • Cancer charities used public's $187 million for cruises, dating sites: FTC

    05/19/2015 6:41:53 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 5-19-15 | Robert King
    The federal government has charged four sham cancer charities for bilking more than $187 million from consumers for cars, trips, luxury cruises and even dating site memberships. All 50 states and the District of Columbia joined federal officials to charge in federal court the Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services, Children's Cancer Fund of America and the Breast Cancer Society, according to the Federal Trade Commission. The four charities and various executives were charged with using telemarketing calls, direct mail, websites and other materials to raise money. The money was supposed to provide cancer patients in the U.S. with...
  • Obama says climate change is personal....daughter Malia had an asthma attack as a toddler

    04/08/2015 1:58:04 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 90 replies
    Dailymail.co.uk ^ | 4/8/15 | By FRANCESCA CHAMBERS
    Obama says climate change is personal to him because daughter Malia had an asthma attack as a toddler Said he can relate to 'fear a parent has when your four-year-old daughter comes up to you and says, "Daddy, I'm having trouble breathing" ' Health scare resulted in a single trip to the emergency room for Malia - who at the age of 16 now lives an active life, inhaler free But other children aren't so fortunate; they they find themselves in and out the emergency room several times a year, he said White House says higher temperatures lead to increases...
  • Philly Woman Sues Angie's List , Calls Service "Fraudulent,Deceptive" (Obama bot Angie is Outed )

    03/28/2015 2:44:47 PM PDT · by ncalburt · 33 replies
    philadelphia magazine ^ | 3/26/2015 | Victor Firrolla
    http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/26/angies-list-class-action-lawsuit/
  • World Financial Group

    03/13/2015 10:19:39 PM PDT · by Falconspeed · 11 replies
    The question is whether the World Financial Group (WFG) is a good and trustworthy manager of wealth? I accept, allow and approve this question, because I am convinced that the WFG is an incompetent and untrustworthy overseer of a personís wealth. Here are fifteen reasons why. The final cause and goal of the WFG is confusing. I was told to meet ďthe managerĒ at the WFG office in Encino at 10:00 am on a morning in December. When I arrived early at 9:30 p.m. and sat in the waiting room for thirty minutes, two people kindly asked me who I...
  • MEET THE BRAINS BEHIND OBAMA'S PLAN TO REGULATE THE INTERNET

    02/25/2015 6:27:05 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 13 replies
    americancommitment.org ^ | 2/25/15 | americancommitment
    MEET THE BRAINS BEHIND OBAMA'S PLAN TO REGULATE THE INTERNET In the Wall Street Journal's stunning expose of how political operatives at the White House overruled the FCC's own experts to pave the way for this week's upcoming vote to regulate the Internet, we learned that the key link between a small group of liberal tech executives and President Obama was David Karp, the president of Tumblr. Specifically, the Journal reported:
  • Tax Hacks: Beware the Dirty Dozen Tax Scams (Husseincare not mentioned)

    02/21/2015 2:50:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies
    msn ^ | 2/21/15
    Tax season is bad enough without getting caught in a tax scam.
  • Republicans outfox Democrats on climate votes

    01/22/2015 7:15:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 21, 2015 | Elana Schor and Darren Goode
    The GOP accepts the notion of climate change - but not the way Democrats wanted them to.Senate Republicans head-faked Democrats on climate change Wednesday, agreeing in a floor vote that the planetís climate was changing, but blocking language that would have blamed human activity. In a complicated maneuver that was the first politically perilous test for Senate Republicans, the new majority party split up the votes that Democrats had hoped would force the GOP into an awkward roll call on whether they believed in the science behind climate change ó just hours after President Barack Obama slammed Republicans in his...
  • The Tulving Company is Out of Business?

    03/03/2014 1:41:20 PM PST · by pterional · 38 replies
    Blog ^ | about.ag
    March 3, 2014 3:45PM As we predicted/requested on Friday, The Tulving Company has gone out of business, as of Monday morning. They are no longer answering their phones, and we have reliable information confirming that they are ceasing operations. This page will be updated as more information comes in. There is a lot of information on our old page about The Tulving Company. We hope to update this page with information about what will happen next. At this point, our best guess is that The Tulving Company will file for bankruptcy. Unfortunately, we believe that there will be little in...
  • Obama Administration to Unveil Plans to Cut Methane Emissions

    01/13/2015 1:46:45 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 21 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 1/13/15 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    Obama Administration to Unveil Plans to Cut Methane Emissions By CORAL DAVENPORT WASHINGTON ó In President Obamaís latest move using executive authority to tackle climate change, administration officials are announcing plans this week to impose new regulations on the oil and gas industryís emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. The administrationís goal is to cut methane emissions from oil and gas production by up to 45 percent by 2025 from the levels recorded in 2012, according to a person familiar with Mr. Obamaís plans. The Environmental Protection Agency will issue the proposed regulations this summer, and final regulations by...
  • If Your Pastor Has A $60k A Year Clothing Allowance, You Probably Should Leave That Church

    10/11/2014 9:11:03 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 10-12-2014 | Doug Giles
    Last Thursday evening I had my pastor over to Casa de Giles to enjoy one of my fine cigars with the family and me. During the course of catching up, I found out that several new families from a local South Florida mega-church had left that zoo and had joined our church. The reason why they said they absconded had me gobsmacked Ė and Iím a hard critter to shock. Having been in the ministry for twenty-five years, Iíve pretty much heard it all and have seen it all, but I wasnít ready for this curve ball. This time it...
  • Woman fights to take back house stolen in deed-fraud scam

    10/12/2014 2:04:13 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/12/14 | By Amber Jamieson
    Woman fights to take back house stolen in deed-fraud scam By Amber Jamieson Itís a case of grand theft house. A Manhattan woman claims an ex-con stole her family home in Queens by filing a phony deed with the city and moving in. Now Jennifer Merin is battling in court to remove the convicted armed robber, Darrell Beatty, 49, and his sons, Darrell Kash Beatty, 25, and DeShaun Beatty, 22, from the three-bedroom Tudor she says they snatched in February. ďIt just devastates me,Ē Merin, an online film critic, said as she looked at cherished family heirlooms ó photos, a...
  • America's Worst Charities: #1 Kids Wish Network

    10/07/2014 8:28:05 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 18 replies
    Every year, Kids Wish Network raises millions of dollars in donations in the name of dying children and their families. Every year, it squanders almost every penny. The money gets diverted to enrich the charityís operators and the for-profit companies Kids Wish hires to drum up donations. Sick children wind up with less than 3 cents of every dollar raised. That has been the formula for 16 years, ever since Kids Wish mimicked the respected Make-A-Wish Foundation and launched its relentless drive for money. In the past decade alone, Kids Wish has channeled nearly $110 million donated for sick children...
  • Carbon hypocrites: Greensí fossil-fuel profits

    09/30/2014 4:34:16 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 3 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/28/14 | By Michael James Barton
    Carbon hypocrites: Greensí fossil-fuel profits By Michael James Barton Billionaire Democrat activist Tom Steyer is using his fortune to combat what he thinks is the greatest threat to America. No, not ISIS or Ebola. To help favored congressional candidates, heís running an ad that highlights pollution from an oil refinery owned by Charles and David Koch ó whose political donations largely favor the party Steyer opposes. And never mind the fact that Steyer had no qualms about fossil fuel back when his hedge fund was making millions in the industry. With this effort, Steyer joins a long list of green...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio Owns 5 Luxury Homes, Rented World's 5th Largest Yacht, Now Marches to Save Climate

    09/23/2014 6:42:45 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 44 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 9/23/14 | PJ Media
    Leonardo DiCaprio Owns 5 Luxury Homes, Rented World's 5th Largest Yacht, Now Marches to Save Climate Why do Leonardo DiCaprio and Senator Bernie Sanders say they want change while they jetset around the world?
  • Stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Evangeline Lilly to come out for People's Climate March in New York

    09/20/2014 6:58:58 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 58 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 9/20/14 | BY NANCY DILLON
    Stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Evangeline Lilly to come out for People's Climate March in New York A-list actors, including DiCaprio, Lilly and Mark Ruffalo, are set to walk in the massive Peopleís Climate March this Sunday in Manhattan, which is expected to be the largest march for climate action in history. Lilly told the Daily News she was marching for 'my child, my family, and for everyone who has the great privilege of living on this beautiful planet of ours.' The stars are coming out in a bid to save the planet. A-list actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo,...
  • ĎAll hope is lostí: Worried Dems cry desperation in new fund-raising tactic

    08/29/2014 4:07:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 29, 2014 | Phillip Swarts
    The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee would like you to donate. Right now. The campaign organization, hoping to lead Democrats to control of the House come November, has spent the past week sending out a series of strongly-worded, seemingly desperate, fundraising e-mails trying to get supporters to donate. "All hope is lost," reads the subject of one such e-mail. "We're in serious trouble," it continues. "Karl Rove and the Koch Brothers are massively outspending us...If we get blown out right now, we might as well give up hope until 2016." Another e-mail says Democratic campaigners weren't ready for Republican attack ads....
  • Nanny Refuses to Move Out 3 Weeks After Being Fired, Upland Couple Says

    06/27/2014 4:07:14 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 26 replies
    ktla.com/ ^ | 6/27/14 | Y KENNEDY RYAN AND KACEY MONTOYAN
    Nanny Refuses to Move Out 3 Weeks After Being Fired, Upland Couple Says Upland couple Marcella and Ralph Bracamonte were caught in what they described Thursday as a nanny nightmare. The Bracamontes fired their live-in nanny three weeks ago, but said the woman was refusing to leave and even threatened the couple with legal action. ďShe said, Ďif you want me to go, youíll need to evict me. I have rights,íĒ Marcella Bracamonte said. In March, Marcella Bracamonte placed an ad on Craigslist looking for a retiree to watch her three children ó two boys, ages 11 and 4, and...
  • ĎGame The systemí? Nonprofits, Including Farrakhan-Tied Group, Enjoy Windfall From Farm Subsidies

    03/09/2014 5:13:21 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3-9-2014 | Emily Boyd Walker
    'Game The systemí? Nonprofits, Including Farrakhan-Tied Group, Enjoy Windfall From Farm Subsidies Published March 09, 2014 FoxNews.com, Emily Boyd Walker Several nonprofits that have little to do with farming or are in poor standing with their local governments have been receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in farm subsidies over the past decade, federal records show. They include an Islamic charity tied to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, a Midwestern group devoted to waterfowl habitat, and a major conservation group with few farms to its name. The group tied to Farrakhan, called the Three Year Economic Saving Program, has...
  • As Obama Whined About Drought In California, the Real Story Comes Out

    02/17/2014 4:21:30 PM PST · by blueyon · 8 replies
    Rightwingnews ^ | 2/16/14 | William Teach
    I mentioned Saturday that Obama took a long fossil fueled plane trip all the way to Fresno, California to complain about ďclimate changeĒ and announce a $1 billion ďclimate changeĒ slush fund. Part of the trip was to whine about the drought in California. His ďscienceĒ adviser, John Holdren ( a believer in Malthusian prophesy), even went so far as to say that it wasnít about reservoirs (which some were calling to be built), but about the lack of water to fill the reservoirs. Actually, heís half right, and thereís a reason for that
  • Vanity: Google Voice- anyone here use it?

    02/11/2014 6:46:55 AM PST · by Jed Eckert · 33 replies
    Google ^ | FEB. 11, 2014 | Google
    Features Explore some of the most popular features of Google Voice by watching these videos: Overview Voicemail transcription One number Personalized greetings International calling SMS to email Share voicemails Block callers Screen callers Mobile app Conference calls Number Porting
  • Don't return calls from these area codes -- it's a scam!

    02/03/2014 12:16:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | February 3, 2014 | Joseph Steinberg
    A scam that repeats itself in modified forms every few years is once again spreading throughout the United Sates. Donít be a victim! Criminals target people simply by calling them. Intended victims receive a call on their phones from area code 473 which rings once and then disconnects, thereby arousing the call-recipientís natural curiosity Ė ďwho just called me and from where?Ē Sometimes the caller actually allows the phone to ring long enough for the victim to answer -- after which the caller (or the callerís robocaller system) makes groaning sounds or otherwise indicates that he or she is in...
  • MONEY: Watch out for the 12 scams of Christmas

    12/16/2013 6:34:11 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Special to the Herald/Review
    Christmas Day is fast approaching, and although the holiday may bring out the best in people, it can also bring about scammers to take advantage of your generosity. Better Business Bureau Serving Southern Arizona wants everyone to be aware of the ď12 Scams of Christmas.Ē On the twelfth day of Christmas, a scammer gave to me: ē Twelve malware e-cards. Viruses and malware often travel in e-mail attachments or links. Donít click on an e-mail from someone you donít know or a name you donít recognize. When in doubt, delete the e-card or e-mail. ē Eleven stranded grandkids. Itís the...
  • 1 born every minute: Study says Americans can't spot scams

    11/10/2013 10:49:40 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 26 replies
    msn.com ^ | 9/12/13 | By Mitch Lipka
    1 born every minute: Study says Americans can't spot scams A study by an investment regulatory group finds that a large percentage of Americans can't spot even obvious attempts at separating them from their money. By Mitch Lipka Hey consumers and investors, it's time to get your game on. The FINRA Investor Education Foundation made some disturbing findings about your ability to figure out when someone is trying to rip you off. First, let's be clear. People are trying to rip you off. More than 80% of those surveyed said they had received solicitations to buy into a potential scam....
  • Grand Island Police Department warns of healthcare scams

    10/23/2013 2:43:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    KHAS-TV, Hastings NE ^ | October 23, 2013 | By News 5 Staff
    The Grand Island Police Department warned citizens Wednesday of a number of new scams related to the Affordable Care Act. A press release from Officer Butch Hurst outlined five possible ways people could be trying to take advantage of consumers trying to sign up for healthcare coverage. #1 The fake ďObamacare Card" Scam. #2 The information Update Scam. #3 The fake Navigators Scam. #4 The Fake Coverage and Mandatory Payment Scams. #5 The Fake health Exchange Website.
  • 'RATS in A Panic in Massachusetts (Gomez)

    06/11/2013 7:25:52 PM PDT · by publius911 · 34 replies
    Democratic Party | June 11, 2013 | email
    Sucker=xx=xx Bad news: After Republicans spent $400,000 in sickening ads to hijack John Kerry's old Senate seat, a terrifying new GOP poll shows an incredibly close race: Markey (D) 45, Gomez (R) 44% And the election is in JUST TWO WEEKS away I know you're a top President Obama supporter, so you need to know that the next 36 hours are critically important for the President. If we lose this seat, Mitch McConnell will be a step closer to: -blocking every single sensible gun law -completely repealing Obamacare -tearing apart Social Security and Medicare President Obama needs you to finish...
  • Who is Ed Mezvinsky? [Can Anyone Verify This?]

    05/21/2013 2:10:15 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    Email | 5/21/13
    Edward "Ed" Mezvinsky born January 17, 1937, is a former Democrat congressman. As a Democrat, he represented Iowa 's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives for two terms, from 1973 to 1977. He sat on the House Judiciary Committee that decided the fate of Richard Nixon. He and the Clinton's were very politically intertwined for years. In March 2001, Mezvinsky was indicted and later pleaded guilty to 31 of 69 charges of bank fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud. He was sentenced to 80 months in (Federal) prison. Ed Mezvinsky embezzled more than $10 million...
  • Swedish women warned off dating 'US men' online

    02/25/2013 7:01:25 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    A US engineer whose online claims didn't turn out to be true have left a Gothenburg woman out of pocket and brokenhearted, and one of dozens of Swedish women who have fallen victim to an increasingly common online dating scam.
  • US Officials: China Refuses to Help Stop Investment Scams

    01/09/2013 6:55:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    ABC News | 1/9/13 | Matthew Mosk & Brian Ross
    The Chinese government snubbed a U.S. request for help in cracking down on a string of alleged investment frauds that have cost Americans billions, outgoing Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro told ABC News. The lack of cooperation has stymied efforts to recoup investor losses, she said, in one of the largest sprees of alleged financial crimes in recent memory -- one that has gone largely unnoticed by most Americans. "The consequence is itīs very much more difficult for us to prove our cases," Schapiro said in one of her final interviews before leaving the post,
  • Profitable not-for-profits (tax dollars fund high life tax-free)

    12/07/2012 5:34:54 AM PST · by Liz · 16 replies
    NY POST ^ | 12/7/12 | EDITORIAL
    New York pols turn non-profits into personal piggy banks with tax dollars. * Queens state Senator Shirley Huntley steered $30,000 to her niece; Huntley was arrested and lost reelection. * Ex Brooklyn councilman Larry Seabrook was convicted of funneling $1.5 million to his mistress, his sister, two brothers and other pals through a network of nonprofits. * Ex Bronx state senator Pedro Espada was convicted of looting $545,000 from his federally funded health clinic for vacations, lavish parties...and $1 million to cover his legal fees. * Ex Queens assemblyman and powerful labor leader Brian McLaughlin stole $3.1 million from public...
  • PBS and Big Bird

    10/11/2012 7:08:29 AM PDT · by greyfox · 6 replies
    Real clear politics ^ | Oct 11/2012 | greyfox
    Dennis Miller joins Bill O'Reilly to lend his perspective on the upcoming Vice Presidential debate between Paul Ryan and Joe Biden along with comments on the big bird controversy
  • Officials warn DNC visitors of hotel, ticket scams

    08/31/2012 5:47:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 8/31/12 | Meghan Cooke
    Officials warn DNC visitors of hotel, ticket scamsBy Meghan Cooke The Charlotte Observer Posted: Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 **SNIP** Better Business Bureau of Southern Piedmont President Tom Bartholomy said credentials to see President Barack Obama deliver his acceptance speech at Bank of America Stadium, which were handed out recently, will likely go on sale on Craigslist and eBay. But the BBB warns that some credentials sold by third parties could be counterfeit. Bartholomy said legitimate credentials have security features. People with fake tickets will be turned away, he said.
  • Help with 501c's - Vanity

    07/06/2012 9:45:02 AM PDT · by texas_mrs · 27 replies
    USPS | 7/06/12 | me
    My parents are donating daily to these people. My father has Parkinson's & is SO worried about 0bama ruining the country that he donates to nearly everything he gets. Fortunately, my Mom gives the mail to me and I select (with her approval) which ones are forwarded, saving them a pile of money & more mail that is caused by each donation. Today I have FOURTEEN of them!
  • Facebook overvalued at $50 bln: Bloomberg's global poll [IBTIMES story from 1 year ago]

    05/22/2012 11:48:16 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 8 replies
    INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES ^ | 2/2/2011 | IBTimes Staff Reporter
    Sixty-nine per cent of investors say Facebook is overvalued after Goldman Sachs invested $450 million in a deal that valued the company at $50 billion, according to the quarterly poll of 1,000 Bloomberg customers who are investors, traders or analysts. The Bloomberg poll conducted between January 21 and 24 shows investors disagree with Goldman Sachs' assessment that Facebook is worth more than Web pioneers such as Yahoo!, the biggest web portal, and eBay, owner of the biggest online retail marketplace. Palo Alto, California-based Facebook surpassed Yahoo! in October as the third most-visited website in the world, the report says. "Those...
  • Marshals use fatal flaw to catch fugitive in scam case

    05/14/2012 9:44:40 AM PDT · by 4buttons · 6 replies
    Virginian-Pilot Online ^ | May 14, 2012 | Kris Hundley and John Martin
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