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Man Faces Charges for $1.2 Million Farm Equipment Scam

Man Faces Charges for $1.2 Million Farm Equipment Scam

A Utah man faces charges of fraud and money laundering in connection to an alleged farm equipment scam. The man, Ryan Palmer, reportedly started the scheme in 2017. He could face decades of jail time if he is found guilty on charges of wire fraud, bank fraud, and money laundering.  …

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Three Arrested in Connection to Grandparent Phone Scam

Three Arrested in Connection to Grandparent Phone Scam

Three alleged phone scammers have been arrested in connection to an ongoing spate of “grandparent” scams. The three suspects, Jaquan Wright, Stephanie Valeriano, and Brittany Carson have been charged with financial exploitation of an elder or vulnerable person. The three were arrested in the East Tennessee county of Louden. The …

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Look Out for These 3 Tax Season Scams

Look Out for These 3 Tax Season Scams

It seems like every year, a new round of scams makes the rounds during tax season. This year, the filing date has been extended from April 15 until May 17, 2021. There are three tax scams you should be aware of this filing year. 1. IRS email impersonation scam The …

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Is Bitcoin a Scam? Cryptocurrencies Have Authorities Concerned

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

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. …

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