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.
If you get a call from someone claiming to be with the IRS, be suspicious!
Almost a million dollars’ worth of insurance claims – all of them a lie. Here's one outrageous case of insurance fraud – a crime that costs all of us.
It’s a nightmarish scenario. Someone files a trumped up lawsuit against you without even knowing. A judge rules against you in your absence and you end up owing thousands of dollars.
He was the man behind an identity theft scheme. Hundreds of credit cards found in his home and a large number of victims were hurt by this crime.
His victims trusted him and in return he stole millions of their dollars and destroyed their lives. This case comes with an important warning.
Sounds like a great online deal – over the counter drugs at deeply discounted prices. But buying those pills might be dangerous to your health.
The BBB is warning of the latest scam. In a new twist, scammers are using "jury duty" to commit identity theft or steal your money.
On January 7th of this year, a victim contacted the WFPD to report the unauthorized use of her Amarillo National Bank Visa Debit card at various locations throughout Wichita Falls.
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the largest environmental disaster in US history, was also an opportunity for con artists. Some scammers seized the moment to make an easy fortune.
Thinking about selling something on an online auction site? You need to beware of scam artists who have only one goal in mind.
If you think you’ll never be the target of a conartist – thing again. Here's a story that brings home the point that no one is out of reach of criminals wanting to make an easy fortune.
We're going to tell you about four words to listen for when someone is trying to sell you an investment.