Tag Archive: scam

Jun 08

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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Jul 16

Consumer Alert: Utility bill payment scam

A new identity theft scam that is sweeping the country claims that Americans can get federal financial assistance to help cover the cost of their utility bills. Using in-person solicitations, social media, fliers, viagra canada phone calls and text messages, scammers are contacting customers and claiming that a new federal program established by the Obama …

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Jun 18

Making the world safer for the next Bernie Madoff

Lawmakers are pushing a bill that would hand the oversight of investment advisers to an organization with an inherent conflict of interest. By Joe Newman Sometimes, members of Congress follow harebrained logic. If the consequences weren’t so serious, it would be hilarious. Consider a House bill co-sponsored by Reps. Spencer Bachus (R-AL) and Carolyn McCarthy …

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May 15

Water utilities customers warned to beware of scam

The City of Longview is issuing warnings to water utilities customers of a fraudulent scheme that has already targeted some locals. Scam artists tell their victims the president and federal government will provide them with credit or literally pay their water bills. The hucksters then give their unwitting customers a phony bank routing number so they can …

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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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