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Phony Debt Relief Scammers Pay $35 Million in Consumer Redress

Phony Debt Relief Operation Three mastermind scam artists, Jeremy Marcus, Craig Smith, and Yisbet Segrea ran an extensive phony debt relief operation. The Federal Trade...

SEC Issues Government Impostor Investor Alert

Government Impostor Scam Artists In an increasingly hi-tech world, fraudsters are forced to be more creative than ever. This time, however, their tactic is counterintuitive...

Texas Company Charged by SEC for Ponzi Scheme Targeting Senior Citizens

Senior Citizens Fall Victim to Ponzi Scheme On April 6, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged a Texas entity - The Lifepay Group,...

SamSam Ransomware Paralyzes Atlanta and City Officials are Stunned

Ransomware Note and Digital Disruption “Ransomware is unique among cybercrime because in order for the attack to be successful, it requires the victim to become...

Tumblr Terminates Accounts Linked to Russia

On Friday, Tumblr announced their decision to remove accounts which appeared to have links to Russia, reports The Hill. An Overview of Russia-Linked Tumblr Accounts Tumblr...

Media Marketing Companies Charged with Scamming Customers

A slew of media marketing companies have been charged by the Federal Trade Commission for violating a multitude of rules that protect consumers, including...

Theranos Inc., Elizabeth Holmes, and Ramesh Balwani Charged with Fraud

The SEC charged Theranos Inc., CEO Elizabeth Holmes, and its former President Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani last week over fraudulent statements made to investors that...

FTC Returns Almost $500,000 to Consumers Who Bought Fake Weight Loss Supplements

Tachht, Inc., and Teqqi, LLC were ordered by the federal court to pay almost $500,000 to refund customers who bought their fake weight loss...

Judge William J. O’Neil to preside over Attorney Daniel Warner / Aaron Kelly legal...

William J. O'Neil, Presiding Disciplinary Judge, is assigned to the legal fraud case brought by the Arizona Bar against Attorney Daniel Warner and his...
FTC cracks down on student loan debt relief scams.

Ameritech Illegally Charged Consumers Up-Front Fees for Help with Student Loan “Debt Relief”

Ameritech Financial along with its officer Brandon Frere were accused of taking illegal up-front fees in a student loan debt relief scam as part...

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Is Cryptocurrency in Danger?

The manipulation of cryptocurrency for unlawful cyber acts may be the newfound goal of cybercriminals, according to reports from The Hill. An Overview of the...