Medicare Scam: Woman Arrested After Swindling $6 Million

Chad North May 10, 2021

A woman has been arrested after creating fake billings for home health care that defrauded Medicare for $6 million. Lilit Gagikovna Baltaian, 58, of Porter Ranch, California was arrested Thursday for her role in a scam that saw her connecting patients with home healthcare companies. Police explained that the companies …

PS5 and Xbox Scam Preys on Impatient Gamers

Chad North May 3, 2021

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X releases in November of 2020 weren’t exactly smooth. In both cases, the popular consoles sold out rapidly. A combination of factors has come together to make acquiring one of these next-gen consoles a frustrating affair. For one thing, a shortage of semiconductors stemming …

Dirt to Gold Scam Ends in Jail Time for Con Artists

Chad North April 26, 2021

Haven’t you ever wondered about the potential to change the mundane things around you into something more exciting? The study of alchemy, in the ancient world, sought to transform common metals like lead into a much more valuable material: gold. In the modern-day, the scientific study of chemistry explores the …

Insurance Agent Fraud: How a Corrupt Agent Can Cost You

Chad North April 23, 2021

Car insurance agents are here to help you, right? Well, usually. Most insurance agents are professionals who are looking to make a commission, and their reputation is their livelihood. A few bad apples, however, mean you need to be vigilant about who you work with. Corrupt agents can cost you …

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Car Insurance Scams are More Common than You Think
Chad North April 23, 2021

Car Insurance Scams are More Common than You Think

Have you ever been cruising down the road, minding your own business, when you notice that you’re being boxed in by two other drivers? One ahead of you begins slowing down drastically, a third vehicle stopping in front of them at a high rate of speed, while the one in …

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Health Scams: Phony Cure-Alls and Old-Fashioned Snake Oil
Chad North April 21, 2021

Health Scams: Phony Cure-Alls and Old-Fashioned Snake Oil

One of the oldest varieties of scams in the world is the “miracle cure.” Since the beginning of civilization, people have been looking for quick, easy ways to improve their health. And, invariably, people with ill intent try to defraud sick people by selling them bogus cure-alls and miracle drugs. …
Vaccine Scams Are Devious–and Dangerous
Chad North April 21, 2021

Vaccine Scams Are Devious–and Dangerous

Talk of vaccines has become extremely common in recent days as the global vaccination effort is fully underway. However, this huge push for vaccination has also led to a proliferation of scams aimed at defrauding people who are eager to get a vaccine. Remember: official government sites and pharmacies won’t …