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Post-Yuletide Alert: Tree Disposal Scams Are Booming

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 01.07.2016 | Comedy
Jeffrey Shaffer

In addition to being totally illegal, law enforcement officials say the scam causes collateral social damage by spreading false information that can turn into urban legends.

Government Hangs Up On Robocallers

Reuters | Posted 01.01.2013 | Money

WASHINGTON, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Federal judges in Arizona and Florida have temporarily closed five companies which allegedly used robocalls to find vi...

Six Proven Ways To Make A Dishonest Living

Stacy Johnson | Posted 11.27.2012 | Money
Stacy Johnson

If you're like me - saddled with inconvenient morals and ethics - use the following list as businesses to beware of. But if you're not so encumbered, the following proven moneymakers might lead to a lucrative new career.

America's Most Fraud-Ridden States

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 06.06.2011 | Business

mericans are preyed upon. They either do not protect their own interests or the government does not do enough to prevent fraud and identify theft. Cl...