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Phone Scammers Threaten Arrest For Mail-Order Prescription Drug Users

Police said the crooks appear to be preying on mostly older people who regularly mail-order prescription drugs.

08/10/2011

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Residents Warned Of Scam Involving Fake Readers Digest ‘Prize Winnings’

An official-looking letter claiming the recipient has won $500,000 has been distributed nationwide with a fraudulent “check” in the amount of $5,000 from Readers Digest.

08/01/2011

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YouTube Video Lands LA Man In Prison For Pot, ‘Phishing’ Ring

A Southland man is behind bars on Tuesday for uploading videos of an elaborate marijuana growing operation that ultimately led investigators to an even bigger moneymaking scheme.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–06/28/2011

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Former Social Worker Gets 4 Years In Tax Scam

A former Los Angeles County social worker has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for filing federal tax returns in the names of 197 people in an effort to snare $2 million in refunds.

06/28/2011

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2 Arrested In Electric Daisy Carnival Wristband Scam

Two men have been arrested in Las Vegas for allegedly selling bogus “all access” wristbands to the sold-old Electric Daisy Carnival.

06/26/2011

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Laguna Hills Woman Accused Of Ripping Off Students For $262K

A Laguna Hills woman is accused of ripping off five students for more than $260,000 in a fraudulent loan scheme.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/21/2011

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Feds Bust $27M Hollywood Financing Scam

At least 18 people have been charged in two separate indictments stemming from charges that they mislead investors in a $27 million scheme — much of which went directly into their pockets.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–06/20/2011

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Feds Launch LA County Effort To Combat Fake Immigration ‘Notarios’

The program — which is being rolled in seven U.S. cities — is focused on curbing the victimization of millions of immigrants working to become U.S. citizens.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–06/09/2011

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Business Owners Lose Millions In Plastic Recycling Scam

It turns out “saving the earth” may be costing local businesses millions of dollars.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–05/11/2011

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Banks, Retailers Warn Customers After Email Database Hacked

If you’re a customer of banks like JPMorgan Chase & Co., and retailers like Best Buy Co. or Walgreen Co., be on the lookout for a new email scam likely headed your way.

04/04/2011

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Owner Of Medical Supply Company Gets 5 Years For Medicare Fraud

The owner of a Southern California medical supply company has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for Medicare fraud in an unneeded electric wheelchair scam.

03/30/2011

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10 Indicted In $1.5M Nigerian E-Mail Scam

Ten people have been indicted on federal charges for running a $1.5 million California-based Nigerian e-mail scam targeting mostly elderly people.

03/08/2011

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California Sues To Recoup Funds Stolen From LA Black Churches

The state hopes to recover hundreds of thousands of dollars ripped off from local African-American churches.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–03/01/2011

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State Suing Over $800,000 In Alleged Church Scam

The state is suing four people over an alleged church scam involving a computer-kiosk leasing scheme.

02/28/2011

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LA County Jail Inmates Revive Old Phone Scam

Deputies say more inmates are hoping to dupe innocent victims into footing their bill for their phone calls.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–02/28/2011

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