NEW YORK (AP) — A Chinese man who prosecutors say tried to get $20 million in federal aid for distressed businesses pleaded guilty Tuesday to two criminal charges.
NEW YORK (AP) — A Pennsylvania man was charged Tuesday with creating fake online identities for ex-President Donald Trump's brother and youngest son to dupe hundreds of people nationwide into donating thousands of dollars to what prosecutors described as a phony political organization.
NEW YORK (AP) — A former Olympic figure skater has been arrested on charges that he ripped off a program to help struggling small businesses harmed by the coronavirus pandemic, authorities said Tuesday.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In what a district attorney called a “dangerous combination,” prosecutors say a gun bust has led investigators to uncover $600,000 in pandemic-related fraud from California's beleaguered unemployment agency.
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man was sentenced to more than six years for a series of fraud schemes that cost victims more than $1 million. As part of his guilty plea, he agreed to pay the money back.
MIAMI (AP) — Federal authorities say a ring of Venezuelans living in South Florida and Mexico stole hundreds of thousands of dollars in U.S. government stimulus checks from people who were struggling financially during the the COVID-19 pandemic.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced criminal charges Wednesday against more than a dozen people from Florida to California in a series of Medicare scams that exploited coronavirus fears to bill tens of millions of dollars in bogus claims.
A Jim Falls man who wrote two checks totaling $4,970 from a family member’s business in May 2019 will serve up to 90 days in jail.
When one of my editors recently shared a celebratory picture of his vaccine card on Instagram, I sent him a direct message: "Didn't you read our story about not posting your record? Scammers are watching!"
Insurance fraud isn’t the most splashy form of crime and it rarely dominates the news cycle. But it does impact your wallet every day.
Today’s scams run the gamut from old-fashioned mailbox theft to sophisticated online hoaxes.
Coronavirus-related scams have proliferated in recent weeks. According to the Federal Trade Commission, some businesses have already been reprimanded for misleading claims around coronavirus treatments and cures.
Sure, it's an unpleasant task, but it's not going away. Waiting until April won't make it any better. Besides, by delaying your filing, you give any criminal that has your personal information a chance to file for a fraudulent refund in your name. If you would like to prevent identity theft, join MoneyTips and check out our Identity Protector tool.
Rather than perusing the national murder rate, most people choose their vacation destination by considering factors like attractions and amenities. However, it's worth noting that between 2012 and 2017, the murder rate in the Dominican Republic decreased from 22.1 per 100,000 to 14.9. That being said, the D.R. made headlines in 2019 for the deaths of 11 American tourists. Autopsy reports found that all deaths were due to natural causes, but many still questioned whether they were linked or related to tainted alcohol. Three of the Americans died at the Grand Bahia Principe La Romana and two died at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana. And in January 2019, a woman was brutally attacked at the Majestic Elegance Punta Cana.
Dominestrice Grant, 30, of La Crosse was charged June 7 with identity theft for financial gain. Grant withdrew $200 in cash from a friend's ba…
Dominestrice Grant, 30, of La Crosse was charged June 7 with identity theft for financial gain. Grant withdrew $200 in cash from a friend's bank account without permission on April 19, according to the complaint.
Clients of Wispact, a Madison nonprofit that manages special needs trusts for people with disabilities, are among those potentially impacted by a data breach involving a Wispact subcontractor in Indiana.
The state-level population statistics are from the American Community Survey 2016’s 1-Year Estimates, provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Credit card fraud and identity theft data was provided by the U. States were ordered by their credit card fraud complaints per 100,000 residents. Only the top 25 states by this field were included of a possible 50, and District of Columbia.