Tag Archive: fraud

May 28

Longview PD assists in $20M conspiracy investigation

By Jimmy Isaac   Longview Police Departmant’s Cybercrimes Unit played a key role in the investigation that led to lengthy prison sentence for at least three North Texas men convicted in a more than $20 million conspiracy. Chief U.S. District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater called the case “a massive, complicated, multi-year scheme to defraud a …

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Mar 07

College Tax: Beware of bogus refund schemes

The Internal Revenue Service has warned senior citizens and other taxpayers to beware of an emerging federal tax refund scam tempting victims to file tax returns claiming fraudulent refunds. Bogus refund claims have been identified across the nation with significant pockets of activity in at least six states, including California, Georgia, Michigan, Louisiana, Alabama and …

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Feb 07

Prime season for tax scams

By Greg Abbott Texas Attorney General With the arrival of February, many Texas taxpayers have started receiving W2 forms from their employers and thinking about the upcoming tax season. All taxpayers should be on the lookout for tax scams that seek to steal their money and identities. Tax season can be a particularly active time …

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Jan 19

Beware

By Jason Alderman Getting paid to go shopping may sound like a dream job, but buyer beware: For each legitimate mystery or secret shopper opportunity, probably hundreds more are scams. In fact, the National Consumers League (NCL) says complaints regarding fraudulent mystery shopper and work-at-home schemes were up nearly 9 percent during the past six …

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Dec 21

Credit card stolen?

By Jason Alderman Despite high-profile media attention, the odds of having your credit or debit card number stolen by crooks remains at historically low levels. That said, it’s always good to know what to do in case lightening does strike and someone fraudulently uses your card. Left unchecked, they might try to run up bills, …

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Nov 09

When natural disasters strike

By Greg Abbott Texas Attorney General Over the years, natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires – which were particularly devastating this year – have wreaked havoc on communities across Texas. In the wake of a natural disaster, the victims’ needs are great and their experiences are compelling. Equally moving is the way Texas …

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Oct 26

Beware of fake check scams

By Jason Alderman The other day I got one of those annoying emails from a supposed Nigerian prince promising rich rewards for helping to move money out of his country. It’s hard to believe those kinds of scams are still thriving, but they are. In fact, according to a recent survey conducted by the Consumer …

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May 31

Seniors vulnerable to Internet scams

By Jason Alderman We’re forever warning teenagers to be careful online – don’t reveal personal information to strangers, avoid scams, report bullying behavior. The same advice may be appropriate for grandma and grandpa as well. Seniors are the fastest-growing segment of new Internet users, as they’ve discovered email, online shopping and banking, social networking, traveling …

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