Fraud

VW Will Pay $4.3 Billion After Being Sentenced for Conspiracy and Fraud

The VW diesel scandal is inching towards its end, in the US at least.<p>Volkswagen was sentenced Friday in federal court after pleading guilty in January to multiple criminal charges and $4.3 billion in penalties surrounding its diesel emissions scandal.<p>The sentence, read by U.S. district judge Sean …

Fuel Efficiency

'Phony Numbers and Front Groups': Trump's Inaugural Donor List Contains Massive Evidence of Fraud

President Donald Trump smashed records this month with a reported $107 million dollar worth of donations to the “58th Presidential Inaugural …

Liberal POV

Florida Lawmakers Want Bitcoin Covered Under Money Laundering Law

Florida lawmakers want virtual currencies like bitcoin covered under the state’s money-laundering statute, a change that supporters claim would …

Bitcoin

M'sians duped out of millions of ringgit annually by phone, online scammers

KUALA TERENGGANU: Scores of Malaysians are duped out of millions of ringgit by internet scammers annually.<p>The con-artists, often impersonating bank, …

Crime

The Death of Wells Fargo's Retail Strategy

The fallout from Wells Fargo’s fake-account scandal has forced the bank to abandon its approach to retail banking.<p><b>Wells Fargo</b> (NYSE:WFC) doesn't …

Stock Markets

107 people lose RM6m in investment scam

GEORGE TOWN, April 23 — A total of 107 people have claimed to have lost RM6 million to a company here after having invested in a scheme offering high …

April 23

East County contractors charged in $11M disabled veterans fraud scheme

Two East County businessmen pleaded not guilty Friday to accusations that they lied to obtain more than $11 million in federal contracts set aside …

San Diego

COA hears malpractice case involving former Conour associate

Roughly five years after former Indianapolis personal injury attorney William Conour was charged in a federal wire fraud case, the Indiana Court of …

Victims of conman Shekhar Chandrashekhar reveal what makes him the best

<b>Mastermind: Shekhar Chandrashekhar</b><p>His first con at age 17 cost him two fingers of his right hand. Instead of deterring him, it set him even more …

Crime

'eBay fraudster stole £3,000 after we'd remortgaged our home'

<b>I found a new machine I wanted to buy on eBay. However, the site was hacked, and a fraudster obtained my details and contacted me through eBay’s messenger app.</b><p><b>The fraudster said that he would “send me an eBay invoice” for the item.</b><p><b>I was then sent what appeared to be a legitimate eBay invoice</b> …

Money

Brooklyn Dentist Busted For Having Unlicensed Dental Workers See Patients

"Fake" and "dentist" are words no one ever wants to hear together, but a real Brooklyn dentist hired people without licenses to perform dental work …

Health Care

Ombudsman brings Jocjoc’s fertilizer fund scam case to SC

Former agriculture undersecretary Jocelyn “Joc-Joc” Bolante (left) and former agriculture secretary Luis Ramon “Chito” Lorenzo. INQUIRER FILES<p>The …

Philippines

FBI: Irvine man arrested in fraud scheme

FOUNTAIN VALLEY — A 51-year-old Irvine man was arrested in an investment fraud scheme following a raid of his Fountain Valley office, authorities …

Crime

Vicki Gunvalson Vows Employee Accused of Stealing From Her is Going to Jail

EXCLUSIVE<p>The ex-employee <b>Vicki Gunvalson</b> claims she caught red-handed embezzling is going to be locked up soon enough ... if she gets her way.<p>We got …

Crime

How Eman Sharobeem hoodwinked everyone from Mike Baird to broadcaster SBS

It's the redemption story that everyone wanted to believe: a teenager forced into an arranged marriage to her first cousin, widowed at 29 with two …

Australian News

House arrest for former small claims Ottawa judge who stole $250,000 from Catholic church

A former small claims court judge who pocketed a quarter of a million dollars from the cemetery funds of his Catholic church will spend the next year …

Canadian News

Former Ryde councillor Artin Etmekdjian resigns from Liberal Party over tax fraud conviction

A former Ryde councillor has been resigned from the Liberal Party following his conviction for tax fraud over the backdated tax returns of ex …

Corruption

Five Arrested In Another Coachella Phone Heist

Last weekend, a dude was arrested for stealing over 100 cell phones at Coachella. And just as Coachella returns for its second weekend, so do the …

Festivals

Your old, recycled phone numbers are bait to catch robocallers

Robocalls, telemarketers, and scams blowing up your smartphone can be very annoying. But what you can do about it? USA TODAY<p>Thousands of telephone lines sit o­­­n a Federal Trade Commission “honeypot” computer, answering and trapping incoming calls, and capturing caller IDs and voice …

Identity Theft

The IRS Just Made It Much Harder to Tell If You're Getting Scammed

Know how to stay safe if a debt collector calls.<p>In the past, getting a surprise call from someone purporting to be with the Internal Revenue Service …

Taxes

Dentist Accused Of Medicaid Fraud, Pulling Teeth While On Hoverboard

Going to the dentist is often unpleasant enough without worrying that your doctor will perform a procedure while riding a hoverboard, but prosecutors …

Medicaid Fraud

Scams push foreclosure fraud to limit, taking victims' homes

NEW YORK – The phone call came as Raymond Murray neared the bottom of his luck. His wife had died, his career had been ended by injuries, and struggling to get by on his disability check, he had scraped together just enough to pay a lawyer to avoid imminent foreclosure on his modest Brooklyn …

Crime

Rabbi admits to stealing millions from special-needs school

A Queens rabbi has pleaded guilty to embezzling $5 million from his taxpayer-funded Queens preschool — money intended for Orthodox Jewish …

Crime

Boise jet-boat maker agrees to plead guilty to fraud

A jet-boat maker has agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud and bank fraud.<p>The plea agreement filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Boise came just …

Bank Fraud

For Philly's voter fraud reputation, more poll watchers may be the cure

Maybe you’ve heard: Philadelphia has a reputation for voter fraud.<p>That reputation grows stronger, the farther away from Philadelphia you travel and …

Election Fraud

SAG-AFTRA Leaders Threatened With Suit Over Alleged Misconduct

Former SAG president Ed Asner and eight other SAG-AFTRA members have accused the union’s leadership of extensive misconduct and threatened to file a …

Corruption

Alleged ‘fake architect’ charged in ‘Seinfeld’-esque scam

“Vandelay! Say Vandelay!”<p>This week in New York, a man has been accused of claiming to be an architect, while defrauding over 100 commercial and residential clients in the state of more than $200,000. In charging the defendant, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman displayed quite the sense of …

Eric Schneiderman

Russian Gets Longest U.S. Hacking Sentence Ever

A Russian hacker specializing in stolen credit card numbers has been sentenced in Seattle to 27 years in prison. Roman Seleznev, also known as …

Credit Card Fraud

Fraudster splashed out £100k on luxury Thailand holidays and posted pictures with 'prostitutes' on Facebook

A fraudster splashed £100,000 of stolen cash on luxury holidays to Thailand, keeping a Facebook diary posing and dancing with a string of …

Another State Shows Voter Fraud Isn't A Widespread Problem

North Carolina's audit of last year's election found just two cases of voter impersonation -- the kind of fraud voter-ID laws are supposed to prevent.<p>Voting irregularities in North Carolina accounted for just 0.01 percent of nearly 4.8 million votes in last year’s general election, according to a …

North Carolina