Scam News from round the ‘net – May 2007

Beware of lottery mail scam
Naples Daily News – Naples,FL,USA
If you get letter that reads your a “winner” in an international lottery, it is likely a scam. Lee County Sheriff’s Office reports several accounts of
3 doctors charged in ‘rent-a-patient’ scam
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
The arrests bring to 17 the number of defendants charged in the “rent-a-patient” scam operated out of Unity Outpatient Surgery Center in Buena Park.

ACCC Alerts Students to Mail Scam
Cape May County Herald – Cape May,NJ,USA
5.16) Atlantic Cape Community College officials learned earlier this week about a possible mail scam that could affect current and former students.

Stamp paper scam: Court accepts Telgi aide’s guilty plea
Times of India – New Delhi,India
NEW DELHI: The CBI’s probe into the fake stamp paper scam received a shot in the arm Wednesday with a court accepting an application by an associate of

Man gets 3 years in investment scam
Cincinnati Enquirer – Cincinnati,OH,USA
A Lebanon man was sentenced to almost three years in prison Wednesday for his role in an elaborate investment scam that cost his clients millions of dollars

Ex-chief gets suspended jail sentence in license plate scam
Akron Beacon Journal – Akron,OH,USA
Prosecutors said Demeropolis participated in a scam in 2004 and 2005 that allowed him to get license plates for two of his vehicles without having them pass

BBB Name Used In Business E-mail Scam
WTVQ – Lexington,KY,USA
Scam artists are using the Better Business Bureau’s good name to try to do bad things to computers. We’re taking action with the BBB to warn businesses

Ogdensburg man accused of cashing Nigerian scam checks
Newswatch 50 – Watertown,NY,USA
Ogdensburg City Police have made an arrest in connection with a Nigerian email scam and say it may be just the first in a series of arrests.

Beware of this debit/credit card scam
By melusina(melusina)
I’ve fallen victim to a run-of-the-mill credit card scam, and I thought I’d post about it so others out there are aware of it. When I was looking over my banking statement this month, I noticed a charge of $9.95 to a company called

Police arrest Gary woman in alleged check scam
CROWN POINT | She said she was under orders from an operative in Lagos, Nigeria, authorities said.

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