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Aug 19 2014

Following your moves

By now, you’ve probably heard about the Big Three credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion), which monitor your financial history and issue credit reports and credit scores to potential lenders. But did you know that there are dozens of other specialty consumer reporting agencies that track your history for activities that may not appear on …

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Jul 30 2014

Scammers: Cut the line on scammers posing as IRS employees

If there’s an issue with your federal taxes, you’ll initially receive a letter or notice in the mail from the IRS. Don’t fall for scam artists on the Internet or over the telephone.  Real IRS employees have badge numbers. Ask the caller for his or her badge number, and then call 1-800-829-1040 to confirm it. Sometimes …

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Jun 05 2014

Medical Id Theft

By now, most people know about the perils of identity theft, where someone steals your personal or financial account information and makes fraudulent charges or opens bogus accounts in your name. Lately, a not-so-new twist has been getting a lot of attention – medical identity theft. That’s where someone gains access to your health insurance …

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Apr 12 2014

Rigging the electoral system for the rich

A poll conducted late last year found that more than seven in ten voters think our election system is “biased in favor of the candidate with the most money.” While nothing about this number is surprising — except, perhaps, that it’s not even higher — it does reveal the depth of cynicism characterizing Americans’ perceptions …

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Sep 21 2013

Grandparent scam steals from senior Texans

Many scams are designed to prey on the elderly, one of which is the family emergency scam – often known as the grandparent scam. Although variations of this scam have been around for a long time, it has become more sophisticated with the proliferation of information online. To add credibility to their calls and emails, …

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Jun 08 2013

Lone Star State: Healthcare fraud – Houston physicians sentenced again, must pay more than $37 million in restitution

Drs. Arun and Kiran Sharma, two Houston physicians previously sentenced for defrauding Medicare, Medicaid and more than a dozen private insurers, have appeared in federal court for a resentencing hearing on restitution and forfeiture issues, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced. The Sharmas, both 58, are a married couple who operated medical clinics in Baytown …

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May 03 2013

Lone Star State: Charity Scams

It’s sad but true. Following major disasters and tragedies, scam artists impersonate charities to steal money or get private information from well-intentioned taxpayers. Fraudulent schemes involve solicitations by phone, social media, email or in-person. Scam artists use a variety of tactics. Some operate bogus charities that contact people by telephone to solicit money or financial …

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