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BSO is warning of fake repairmen August 29, 2013. Source: CBS4

BSO Warning Tamarac Residents To Beware Of Man Posing As Utility Worker

The Broward Sheriff’s Office warned residents of a Tamarac condominium complex to beware of a man posing as a utility worker trying to get into their homes.

CBS4–08/29/2013

Have you ever gotten one of those texts with dating tips, weight loss advice or horoscope info, and brushed it off as spam?  Well you may want to check your cell phone bill - you may have been crammed. (Source: CBS4)

Mystery Messages Could Lead To Charges On Your Cell Phone Bill

Have you ever gotten one of those texts with dating tips, weight loss advice or horoscope info, and brushed it off as spam? Well you may want to check your cell phone bill – you may have been crammed.

CBS Miami–08/14/2013

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Florida Lottery Warns Of A New Scam

If you receive a letter from “LOTTO CLAIMS ASSOCIATE & SWEEPSTAKE INC” asking for info to claim a prize, before you get excited, Florida Lottery officials want you to know that it’s actually a scam.

06/26/2013

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Lauderdale Cops Warn Of Possible Web Site Fraud

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department put out a warning Wednesday regarding a suspected Internet scam.

05/08/2013

(CBS4)

The Dark World Of Online Dating

A South Florida woman was left to pick up the pieces after a romantic relationship she developed online turned endangered her life.

CBS4–05/07/2013

Bella Rodriguez-Torrez, 10, is fighting cancer while someone is scamming money from people posing as her "brother". (CBS4)

Scam Artist Exploiting Young Cancer Victim

The family of Bella Rodriguez-Torres, a 10 year old little girl fighting cancer, told CBS4 News a scammer is trying to use her illness to get money from people, posing as her “brother”.

CBS4–02/22/2013

(Source: AP)

Russian Mob Ringleader Sentenced In SoBe ‘B-Girl’ Scam

The ringleader of a Russian-mob involved in the Miami Beach “B-Girl” scam has been sentenced to three years in federal prison.

CBS4–01/18/2013

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Cyber Crooks Now Targeting Search Engines

Most of us have the common sense these days to be cautious opening emails from someone we don’t know, or not open suspicious attachments. But now computer crooks have found a way to target us on search engines.

CBS4–01/08/2013

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BCS Ticket Prices Fall; Scammers A Problem For Buyers

The ticket market for the BCS Championship Game at Sun Life Stadium started out strong, but stalled in recent weeks. While it’s expected to pick back up soon, scammers are also trying to take advantage of the fanbases hoping to see the final game of the college football season.

CBS Miami–01/03/2013

Surveillance video caught scammers selling iPads. The problem: the iPads were actually picture frames. (Source: CBS4)

Video Catches Scammers Peddling Picture Frames As iPads

Police are warning people about a scam involving iPads and they are releasing surveillance tape of the suspects who victimized two people.

CBS4–11/09/2012

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