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New Jersey man involved in homeless vet GoFundMe scam gets 5 years

A New Jersey man who helped fabricate an intricate story about a homeless veteran helping his down-and-out girlfriend in order…

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USA

Shameless scoundrel uses fake $100 bill at boy’s lemonade stand

Washington state police were looking for the shameless scoundrel that used a counterfeit $100 bill at a child’s lemonade stand.…

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New York

Grown man scams 11-year-old boy at lemonade stand with fake $100 bill, GoFundMe saves the day

When life gives you lemons… An 11-year-old Washington boy lost all his money to a scammer who gave him a…

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Enterprenuers

Amazon Texting Scams Are On the Rise, Here’s How to Protect Your Data

Phishing attempts are getting more advanced, with hackers and cybercriminals making their ploys so believable that even the most cautious…

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Technology

Apple, Google told to explain themselves after crypto scams hit app stores

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has sent a letter to the CEOs of Apple and demanding the companies explain how…

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Canada

‘Grandparent scams’ on the rise with more than $2.7 million lost across Canada this year

Across the country, police and fraud-prevention experts are warning Canadians to be vigilant with reports of “grandparent scams” targeting…

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USA

Florida ‘bishop’ and three sons charged with hawking fake COVID cure

A self-styled Florida “bishop” and his three sons are facing federal fraud charges for allegedly marketing a bogus COVID-19 cure…

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USA

Woman pleads guilty to stealing over $1M from Jason Kidd’s ex Joumana

A serial scammer who fancies herself a luxury lifestyle guru pleaded guilty to wire fraud Tuesday for swiping more than…

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Stock Market

‘The inadequacy of current consumer protections is unacceptable’: Payment apps like Zelle are too easy for peer-to-peer scams, Democrats tell CFPB

It should be easier for consumers defrauded via popular instant payment services like Zelle to seek redress, since money-transfer scams…

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Business

Federal consumer finance watchdog to tighten bank rules around money-transfer scams, report says

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau headquarters in Washington, D.C. Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg via Getty Images A CFPB spokesperson declined to comment…

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