Woman loses $150,000 in online dating scam. Kate Chappell reports.
Millions of victims, millions of dollars lost. How a new crime wave targeting the elderly could rob you of your life savings.
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.
The Financial Crimes Unit of the Wichita Falls Police Dept. has noticed another trend in online scams involving rental properties
Rental websites make it easy to find a vacation home. But make sure you're paying the legitimate owner. In a new type of scam, thieves pose as owners so you pay them instead.
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.
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.
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.
The US Postal Service delivered gifts to thousands of consumers last month who were victims of scams involving Moneygram.
Consumers trusted her with their personal financial information, but she betrayed their trust. Here's what you need to do to avoid being the victim of con-artists who can turn your life into a nightmare.
You know the old adage "love is blind." Well, that's exactly what so-called sweetheart scammers on counting on.
They thought they had invested their money in real estate.
With the holiday shopping madness about to begin, consumer groups say scammers are ready and waiting to exploit the chaos and take advantage of our desire to get the hottest gifts at the best prices.
Selling phony oil and gas leases over the phone. Con-artists have been doing it for decades and it still works. Here is what you need to know to avoid being a scammer’s next victim.
It seemed like the perfect job, but an ad on Craiglist led one unsuspecting college student directly into the hands of a con-artist.
A Wichita Falls man is facing jail time because he's accused of scamming people from all over the United States.