Scam Alerts Sources

Crooks Two-Timing Timeshare Owners – Jennifer Kirk Pleads Guilty of Telemarketing Scam

FBI: New E-Scams and Warnings

IC3: Timeshare Marketing Scams

National Association for Members of campground resorts, condominiums, and timeshares:

The United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Illinois:

Timeshare Re-sales: Schemes, Scams, Frauds.

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Gift Cards Face Online Ripoff

Protecting your business from gift card fraud

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Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words?

AHIMA e-HIMTM Work Group: Guidelines for EHR Documentation Practice. “Guidelines for EHR Documentation to Prevent Fraud.” Journal of AHIMA 78, no.1 (January 2007): 65-68.

Work Group: Guidelines for EHR Documentation Practice. “Guidelines for EHR Documentation to Prevent Fraud. Appendix B: Case Studies.” Journal of AHIMA 78, no.1 (January 2007): [web extra].
Peel, Deborah Wall Street Journal, Your Medical Records Aren’t Secure (March 23, 2010)

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If the Shoe Fits, Buy It – for the Right Reasons

FTC  Reebok to Pay $25 Million in Customer Refunds To Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Advertising of EasyTone and RunTone Shoes

Complaint for Permanent Injunction and Other Equitable Relief

Stipulated Final Judgment and Order for Permanent Injunction and Other Equitable Relief

Attachment A to Stipulated Final Judgment

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Cyber Monday Crackdown Helps Keep Shoppers Safe

FBI
Federal Courts Order Seizure of 150 Website Domains Involved in Selling Counterfeit Goods as Part of DOJ, ICE-HSI, and FBI Cyber Monday Crackdown

US-CERT (United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team)
Holiday Season Phishing Scams and Malware Campaigns

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Operation In Our Sites protects American online shoppers, cracks down on counterfeiters ICE-led IPR Center seizes 150 website domains selling counterfeit and pirated merchandise

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Follow Me on Facebook but Not Too Close Please

FTC Press Release, Facebook Settles FTC Charges That It Deceived Consumers By Failing To Keep Privacy Promises
FTC Complaint http://www.ftc.gov/os/caselist/0923184/111129facebookcmpt.pdf
FTC Settlement http://www.ftc.gov/os/caselist/0923184/111129facebookagree.pdf

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Avoid Shopping Scams on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Better Business Bureau,
BBB’s Black Friday Shopping List,
Cyber-Monday: Great Deals to Be Had, But Watch Out for Scams,
Small Business Saturday Nov. 26, 2011
Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), Holiday Shopping Tips
Oregon Department of Justice, Scam Alert: Black Friday Survival Tips

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An Ordinary $3.65 Billion Ponzi Scheme with a Fifteen Year Run

FBI Press Release,
4/8/2010, Minnesota Man Sentenced to 50 Years in Federal Prison for Orchestrating $3.7 Billion Ponzi Scheme http://www.fbi.gov/minneapolis/press-releases/2010/mp040810.htm
12/3/2009, Federal Jury Finds Tom Petters Guilty of Orchestrating $3.65 Billion Ponzi Scheme http://www.fbi.gov/minneapolis/press-releases/2009/mp120309.htm
New Gillibrand Report: Over Half a Million New York Seniors Hit By Fraud http://gillibrand.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Senior%20Fraud%20Report.pdf
Ponzi Schemes – Frequently Asked Questionshttp://www.sec.gov/answers/ponzi.htm

Securities Exchange Commission,
SEC Blocks Attempt by Connecticut Fund Manager to Divert Funds from Petters Ponzi Scheme Victims http://www.sec.gov/news/press/2011/2011-75.htm
SEC Charges Feeders to Petters Ponzi Scheme http://www.sec.gov/news/press/2011/2011-237.htm
SEC Charges Two Florida-Based Fund Managers with Facilitating Petters Ponzi Scheme http://www.sec.gov/news/press/2010/2010-195.htm

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Telemarketing Scam Halted

FTC, FTC Consumer Alert, Medical Discount Plans: They’re Not Health Insurance
FTC, Recognize Phone Fraud micro site, Fraudulent Medical Discount Plans
FTC, FTC, State Attorneys General, Insurance Commissioners Crack Down on Bogus “Medical Discount Plans” Peddled to the Uninsured, Uninsurable, and Unemployed
United States District Court Middle District of Tennessee Nashville Division, Contempt Order
United States District Court Middle District of Tennessee Nashville Division, Stipulated Final Order for Permanent Injunction and Monetary Judgment Against United States Benefits, LLC, Timothy Thomas, and Kennan Dozier

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Fake Repairmen Go Door to Door Following Storm Damage with Fraud

Boston MA, BBB Don’t be left in the dark: BBB warns of scams after the storm
FTC, Avoid Charity Fraud
CNN Wire Staff, States scramble to restore power after snowstorm
Chris Dolce, Meteorologist, the Weather Channel, Trio of Historic Storms Strike Northeast in Two Months

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