She trusted them but the scam artists who claimed she had just won the lottery were lying through they teeth. The elderly who live alone are prime targets for aggressive conmen.
It sounded like a dream job - a high salary and not a lot of heavy lifting. But, the dream turned into a very expensive nightmare.
Wichita Falls PD's Financial Crimes Unit is investigating cash advance scams that have been emerging in the area.
Insurance fraud is big business and we’re all paying for it. It’s easy to pull off and unlikely, in most cases, to result in any punishment.
How a politician pulled off a 14 million dollar ponzi scheme and some expert advice on how to avoid being victimized.
It’s what we all worry about in this age of the internet – someone stealing your identity and draining your bank account. There are several things you can do to protect yourself.
Millions of victims, millions of dollars lost. How a new crime wave targeting the elderly could rob you of your life savings.
Every year over 40 million people move. In addition to making sure your household items move to your new house, you also need to move your mail. It is a simple process – but there are pitfalls.
Looking for tickets to a concert or sporting event? There’s one scam you should know about.
How one con artist and his mortgage company were able to scam homeowners out of their homes and force them into foreclosure.
Personal information for all of eBay’s 145 million active buyers could have been accessed in a hack two months ago, a company spokeswoman said, as the online auction giant advised all users to change their passwords Wednesday.
A scam targeting thousands of grandparents. How to spot it and avoid being the next victim.
The internet is a great resource for finding unique items, but how can you tell if you are getting what you paid for? Hundreds of victims found out the hard way after getting caught up in an international art scam that lost millions of dollars.
It had all the markings of a scam, the promise of astronomical returns on an investment. Never any losses. But a large group of investors trusted it was all true because the ringleader was family.
Tens of millions of dollar lost - hundreds of victims. It's all a part of the financial carnage left behind by a financial adviser turned conman. There are some important lessons to learn from this case of betrayal.
How did one con-artist string along his victims and walk away with millions? This scam was one very elaborate scheme.
We have a cautionary tale about one elderly man who became the obsession of con-artists. One group of scammers ripped him off, he became a magnet for other thieves.
It sounded like a legitimate offer. Debt collection services offered for a reasonable fee. It was a scheme that made one man rich while driving hundreds of others into financial ruin.
He betrayed their trust by walking away with millions of their dollars. Here's the story of a financial adviser gone rogue and what you need to know to avoid falling victim to a similar scam.
It’s all in your mail. Bank accounts and credit card numbers - your most sensitive financial information. Just one case of mail theft netted thieves $150,000 and left a trail of victims in their wake.