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ICE removes Japanese national convicted of terror attack on US Embassy

Feb 20, 2015 |
ALEXANDRIA, La. — A Japanese man who served nearly 20 years in federal prison for his participation in a 1986 rocket attack on the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, was removed from the ... Read more

Chicago-area mother and son sentenced to federal prison for extorting, threatening

Feb 20, 2015 |
a Salvadoran national in elaborate scam CHICAGO — A suburban mother and son have been sentenced to federal prison for conning an illegal immigrant from El Salvador in an elaborate scheme and ... Read more

Jamaican man first to be extradited to face fraud charges in lottery scam

Feb 20, 2015 |
MIAMI – A Jamaican man was extradited Thursday for his role in a Jamaican-based telemarketing fraud scheme. The charges resulted from an investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and ... Read more

Ads for kids supplements didnt speak the truth

Jan 27, 2015 |
When ads for products don’t tell the truth, you can bet the FTC will take notice. Today, the FTC brought a case against NourishLife , a company that allegedly made unsupported and false ... Read more

Fake checks: The nanny or caregiver scam

Jan 27, 2015 |
Do you offer your professional services as a babysitter, nanny, or other kind of caregiver? You may have used websites that can match you up with potential clients – sites like Care.com or ... Read more

Shutting down an income scam

Jan 27, 2015 |
We began 2014 by announcing that a court ordered Oro Marketing to temporarily shut down operations for bogus business practices. This phone fraud targeted Spanish-speaking Latinos, promising ... Read more

Today’s news, tomorrow’s scam

Jan 27, 2015 |
When the headlines change, scammers follow: Natural disaster? Charity scams will follow. Medicare open season? Health care scams will follow. So we know from experience that, when immigration is ... Read more

A List of the latest Internet Crime Schemes, Scams

Jan 7, 2015 |
Auction Fraud Auction fraud involves fraud attributable to the misrepresentation of a product advertised for sale through an Internet auction site or the non-delivery of products purchased ... Read more

Auto dealer that lured customers with lies and deceit answers to the FTC

Jan 2, 2015 |
I don't know about you, but I'm concerned when businesses don't play by the rules. Case in point: Businesses are not allowed to lure customers in with deceptive advertising only to tell them the ... Read more

How NOT to use a gift card

Dec 23, 2014 |
Thinking about giving a fancy new gadget as a holiday gift? Or maybe there s something on your wish list that Santa forgot to bring? If so, you might be tempted by an ad for high-tech at a low price. ... Read more

Business Directory Scams: Information? Puh-leez.

Dec 23, 2014 |
Listing your business in a directory can be an effective way to advertise the products or services you offer potential customers. But be sure you know what you re getting for your money... and ... Read more

Give Yourself the Gift of Online Security

Dec 22, 2014 |
According to the National Retail Federation , 141 million people spent $57.4 billion dollars during Thanksgiving weekend last year, and consumers spent nearly $600 billion during the 2013 ... Read more

Tis the season to avoid holiday hoaxes, scams

Dec 15, 2014 |
Friday, Nov. 28 marked the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season and signaled to some that their sales of fake merchandise would kick into high gear. It was also when U.S. ... Read more

FBI Arrests StealthGenie Mobile Spyware App Maker, Disables Website

Oct 7, 2014 |
WASHINGTON—A Pakistani man has been indicted in the Eastern District of Virginia for allegedly conspiring to advertise and sell StealthGenie, a spyware application (app) that could monitor ... Read more

IC3: The Front Door for Reporting Internet Crime

Oct 7, 2014 |
During National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we’d like to take the opportunity to remind everyone that the best way to report Internet-related crimes—which often involve false or ... Read more

Senior Citizens Targeted in Sweepstakes Fraud

Sep 27, 2014 |
Sweepstakes Fraud Senior Citizens Targeted 09/18/14 A North Carolina couple recently pled guilty to running a sweepstakes fraud scheme that targeted elderly Americans, in some cases ... Read more

Owner of Costa Rican Call Center Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Elderly Through Sweepstakes Scam

Sep 17, 2014 |
A dual United States-Costa Rican citizen pleaded guilty today for his role in a $1.88 million sweepstakes fraud scheme that defrauded hundreds of elderly Americans. Assistant Attorney General ... Read more

Gear Up for the 2014-2015 FBI Safe Online Surfing Internet Challenge

Sep 12, 2014 |
  Summer vacation is ending for students across the country, and as they head back to school, we want to help make sure that cyber safety is included in their lesson plans. Today we ... Read more

Holiday Shopping Tips avoid scams

Sep 12, 2014 |
11/26/13—The FBI reminds holiday shoppers to beware of cyber criminals who are out to steal money and personal information. Scammers use many techniques to defraud consumers, from phishing ... Read more

Timeshare Resellers & Quick-Money Promises

Jul 24, 2014 |
Con artists are adept at selling — or selling you on  — just about anything. When it comes to timeshare resale services, they may claim to have a buyer for your property. Or that ... Read more