2 Florida Men Accused Of Defrauding At Least 70 Elderly People Out Of More Than $1.5 MillionFederal prosecutors have charged two Florida men and a Baltimore woman for allegedly engaging in a “grandparent fraud” scheme that scammed at least 70 elderly people out of more than $1.5 million.
DEA Warning: Scammers Impersonating DEA Agents Are Stealing Identities, MoneyDon’t be scammed by fake Drug Enforcement Administration agents looking to steal your money. That’s the warning being issued by the DEA about a widespread fraud scheme where fake agents are calling people in an attempt to extort money or steal personal information.
Renewed Warning From Federal Authorities About Scammers Taking Advantage Of COVID Vaccine RolloutDesperation to get the COVID-19 vaccine means you may need to be on alert. Scammers are trying to take advantage of people wanting to get the shot as soon as possible, and that's prompting a renewed warning from federal authorities.
Pandemic Scams Bill Headed To House FloorIn a priority of Speaker Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, a House committee on Monday unanimously approved a bill that would crack down on people who run scams about vaccines and personal protective equipment during pandemics.
Vaccine Fraud Bill Getting Teed Up In HouseWith Speaker Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, making the issue a priority, the House Judiciary Committee on Monday will consider a bill that would crack down on scammers who provide fraudulent information about COVID-19 vaccines.
Florida House Targets Vaccination ScamsFraudsters who mislead the public about access to COVID-19 vaccinations could be charged with a third-degree felony and sued in civil court, under a measure championed by House Speaker Chris Sprowls.
FBI Issues Warning About Scammers Trying To Cash In On COVID VaccinesAs two COVID-19 vaccines circulate – one from Pfizer and one from Moderna – there's now a warning from the FBI about scammers trying to cash in on those vaccines.
Con Artists Posing As FBI Agents In New Twist Of An Old ScamAn old scam with a new twist has con artists posing as FBI agents.
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody Warns College Students Of Work-From-Home Employment ScamAttention, college students! A consumer alert warning has been issued regarding an emerging work-from-home employment scam.
Con Artists Taking Missing Package Scam To The Next LevelCon artists are taking the missing package scam to the next level.
Beware Of Scam Making The Rounds Affecting Microsoft Computer UsersThe Better Business Bureau warns of crooks who might look to trick you into paying for an "Expiring Windows license."
Florida Woman, Daughter Get Prison Time For $1.4M Psychics Scam Involving Snake EmbryosA Florida woman and her daughter, who claimed to be psychics, are heading to prison for a defrauding two victims out more than $1.4 million, court records show.
‘I Thought I Did My Homework’: Homeowner Left Frustrated After Being Duped By Unlicensed ContractorWhen Mike Ruckdeschel was ready to buy impact windows for his Davie home he contacted Hi-Tech Aluminum and Windows to do the job.
Better Business Bureau Issues Warning About New Cable Service ScamThe Better Business Bureau is warning of a scam in which con artists impersonate representatives from a cable company and claim to offer a great deal on service.
Police: Scammers Swindle Florida City For Nearly $750,000Ocala police say scammers posing as a local construction company doing business with the city got an employee to change information that sent $742,376 to a fraudulent bank account.