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Jul 29, 2014

Calif. Airbnb squatters have history of startup scams, milked $40G out of Kickstarter donors: report

Maksym and Denys Pashanin hit the headlines last week after it emerged they'd allegedly exploited state tenant laws to secure months of free rent. Now, it's being claimed that the pair have managed to milk almost $40,000 out of naive Kickstarter dono...

Jul 26, 2014

Honeymoon over for StubHub scam suspect

An accused cyberthief had to cut short his Caribbean honeymoon to appear in a Manhattan courtroom. Laurence Brinkmeyer pleaded not guilty and was ordered held on $1 million bail Friday after voluntarily returning from Aruba about a week early to face... #Caribbean #Aruba #StubHub

Jul 28, 2014

Caffeine addicted charged with helping thief avoid community service

A self-described caffeine addict is getting to wake up and smell reality after getting busted for allegedly helping a defendant scam her way out of community service... #Caribbean #Aruba #StubHub

Jul 29, 2014

A 24-Year-Old Man Stole $309,768 From Apple With An Unbelievably Simple Scam

In an age of extremely complex cyber attacks, carefully coordinated scams and millions of dollars spent on security, one man managed to scam Apple out of $300,000 in the most low-tech way imaginable. Earlier this week the Tampa Bay Times reported tha... #Tampa #Secret Service

Jul 26, 2014

Colorado business owner fights back after falling victim to 'caller ID spoofing'

When Stayc Lafean launched a small towing company last month, spending $5,000 to print her new business phone number on trucks and advertisements, the Colorado woman never imagined she would fall victim to "caller ID spoofing" -- a scam in which virt... #Tampa #Secret Service

Jul 23, 2014

Authorities crack down on mortgage-relief scams nationwide

Federal and state officials on Wednesday filed lawsuits accusing dozens of companies of ripping off struggling homeowners by falsely promising help in avoiding foreclosures or lowering mortgage payments while collecting millions of dollars in illegal... #Tampa #Secret Service

Jul 26, 2014

Posh Manhattan Club timeshare is ‘scam’

ALBANY — A Manhattan luxury hotel was really a pricey timeshare from hell, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman charged Friday. Schneiderman’s office obtained a court order halting the sale of timeshares at the Manhattan Club on W. 56th St. after... #Tampa #Secret Service

Jul 25, 2014

FBI investigating scam targeting immigrant children's families

The FBI is investigating how scammers obtained confidential information to defraud migrant children's families of thousands of dollars by telling them they needed to pay a fee to get their children out of federal custody... #Tampa #Secret Service

Jul 21, 2014

State AG creates $2.2M fund for victims of immigration scam

Hundreds of undocumented Latino immigrants who were scammed by a former Spanish-language newspaper columnist and television celebrity with false promises of legal immigration status will finally get some justice... #Tampa #Secret Service

Jul 22, 2014

Facebook and Twitter Users: Don’t Fall for MH17 ‘Actual Footage’ Scams

Be very careful which MH17 news stories you click on, especially on Facebook and Twitter, where scammers are exploiting the tragedy to spam you... #Facebook #Malaysia Airlines #Twitter