Celebs Who’ve Been to Jail

scamcatchers February 25, 2021

There’s no doubt countless celebrities have used their fame to get out of trouble, whether it’s getting out of a speeding ticket, an altercation on the street, or something more serious. But there’s a handful who’ve had to face the consequences of their actions. Here are a few celebrities who …

10 Child Stars Who Died Way Too Young

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When rising Broadway star Laurel Griggs passed away last week at the age of 13 from an asthma attack, it got us thinking about other talented kids who passed away before they had a chance to grow up. Here are 10 young entertainers whose deaths shocked and saddened the world. …

Celebrities Who Committed Suicide After Suffering Abuse

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Abuse like those that the victims of Jeffrey Epstein suffered leaves scars that never go away. These are three of the most famous celebrities whose tragic suicides were the result of scars they could not heal. Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe was in the foster care system for most of her …

iPhone Users Watch Out: Apple Support Phone Scam

Chad North February 24, 2021

The Apple iPhone is one of the most popular smartphones in the world. Indeed, the original iPhone is largely credited with creating the modern smartphone landscape and largely reshaping the modern world. As the second-most-popular operating system for smartphones, it’s a common target of scammers, too. One such new scam …

Con Artists Stole Billions in COVID Unemployment Aid

Chad North February 17, 2021

In December, California authorities raided a strip mall store in Garden Grove. Within, they found a scam that was so audacious that it boggles the mind. The scammers who were running the illicit operation were helping to register “clients” as unemployed in order to rake in juicy unemployment benefits that …

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Is Bitcoin a Scam? Cryptocurrencies Have Authorities Concerned
Chad North January 20, 2021

Is Bitcoin a Scam? Cryptocurrencies Have Authorities Concerned

Bitcoin burst onto the scene in the early 2010’s with a bizarre concept that spoke to a changing financial landscape. Powered by the seemingly uncrackable security known as “blockchain” programming, Bitcoin is “mined” by powerful computers solving complex math problems. Once a coin is “mined” by a computing rig strong …

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CEO Who Engaged in Cryptocurrency Scam Sentenced to 10 Years
Chad North January 13, 2021

CEO Who Engaged in Cryptocurrency Scam Sentenced to 10 Years

In the age of the internet, the number of scams has only increased. One such vector for scams opened up roughly a decade ago when Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency became popular. Cryptocurrency is supposed to be more secure and anonymous than paying with a credit card or bank number online. …
UK Authorities Warn of NHS Vaccine Scam
Chad North January 8, 2021

UK Authorities Warn of NHS Vaccine Scam

Authorities in the UK have warned citizens of a sweeping scam that purports to be from the NHS in relation to COVID-19 vaccines. Many had initially feared that the intense interest in vaccines would lead to an uptick in scam cases. It seems, in the UK, that it has. Citizens …
COVID Vaccine Scams: FBI Receives Uptick in Complaints
Chad North December 30, 2020

COVID Vaccine Scams: FBI Receives Uptick in Complaints

As the COVID-19 vaccine continues to roll out around the country, many people are understandably anxious to receive the shot. Such a vaccination could be life-saving, especially for older Americans or people with immunocompromising conditions. However, a word of caution: The FBI has recently received a huge uptick in complaints …