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Mom Allegedly Tells 9-Year-Old Son he has Fatal Cancer as Part of a Scam

Mom Allegedly Tells 9-Year-Old Son he has Fatal Cancer as Part of a Scam

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(PENNSAUKEN, N.J.) — A New Jersey mother faces arrest for an alleged scam in which she told her 9-year-old son, family and friends that the boy had stage three cancer.
Susan Stillwaggon, 35, of Pennsauken, N.J., has been ch…

Scammers Hacking Victims’ Computers by Calling on the Phone

Scammers Hacking Victims’ Computers by Calling on the Phone

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Con artists are using old-fashioned technology to gain access to consumers’ newfangled technology.Here’s how it works: A crook calls you on the phone, poses as a technician from a big company like Microsoft, and clai…

Connecticut Shooting: Scammers Trying To Profit from Sandy Hook Tragedy

Connecticut Shooting: Scammers Trying To Profit from Sandy Hook Tragedy

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Scammers may be looking to cash in on the public’s generosity following the Sandy Hook massacre, the Better Business Bureau warned.”It is a challenge to be on guard because public sympathy and emotions are running high,” said Benn…

Pie-Makers, Scammers Line Up to Aid Newtown, Connecticut

Pie-Makers, Scammers Line Up to Aid Newtown, Connecticut

The World Needs More Pie/Facebook(NEW YORK) — Even as Americans by the thousands are reaching out to help survivors of Newtown, Conn.’s, mass shooting, a few malefactors appear to be perpetrating scams to try to profit from it.Gestures of support incl…

Top Five Holiday Scams to Watch Out For

Top Five Holiday Scams to Watch Out For

Ryan McVay/Thoinkstock(NEW YORK) — As the holidays approach, many scam artists will be ramping up efforts to tap into your wallet.  To better prepare consumers, the Better Business Bureau has created a list of the top five scams to be on the look…

Outsmarting the Con Artists: Top 5 Ways to Avoid Scams

Outsmarting the Con Artists: Top 5 Ways to Avoid Scams

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Tom Arnold was a smooth talker.  In six years, he made $3 million in commissions selling supposedly rare and gold coins.  Arnold worked for a company called All American Coins, cold-calling potential invest…

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