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Homeowners Demand Criminal Prosecutions In Foreclosure-Fraud Deal | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fifty state attorneys general and nearly a dozen federal agencies are currently hashing out plans for a multibillion-dollar settlement w...

The Number of Investing Suckers Is Endless

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

The Amish are a pillar of honesty and integrity. It was particularly disturbing to learn they are not immune from "affinity fraud" perpetuated by one of their own.

Background-Check Business Booms Thanks to China

Richard Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Powell

Firms that provide background checks on businesses and individuals have never been in such high demand -- thanks to a flood of fraudulent claims by Chinese businessmen and applicants.

JPMorgan Accused of Fraudulently Selling Securities

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

JPMorgan Chase is being sued by Allstate insurance company for fraud, in the latest example of a big bank being accused of knowingly selling a poor-qu...

New Bank Fees Hit Unsuspecting Customers

Mark Sunshine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Sunshine

A couple of days ago I became aware of the latest banking fee innovation; bank surcharges for "not" providing service. That's right, customers are being surcharged for not using their bank.

Madoff and the Mets

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Legerdemath: Tricks of the Banking Trade

Omer Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Omer Rosen

I'd just turned 20 when I began a three-year stint on Citigroup's corporate-derivatives team. I had no work experience to speak of. As my boss said after my interview, I was "f***ing unpolished."

Front Row Seats When Internet Doomsday Hits Egypt

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

Most of us would have no idea Egypt had pulled the plug on the Internet unless it was splashed all over the news. However, iovation knew right away. "Just like that" the up to 1,000 fraud checks they receive every hour out of Egypt dropped to zero.

Andrew Wakefield's Vaccination and Autism Study: Allegations of Fraud With Financial Motivations

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

I don't know how many different ways the medical community can say this: Childhood vaccinations do not cause autism. As any competent researcher will tell you, the facts speak for themselves.

Job Scammers Thrive During Downturn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If you are among the many Americans desperately looking for work, then you also might be among the growing number of victims who have fallen prey to j...

No More Ritalin and Reality TV for Our ADD Nation

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

American's short attention span hops from critical issues to trivialities with the delicate ease of an Olympic gymnast. Our tendency to be drawn into...

Obama State of the Union Speech will be Predictable for the Middle Class

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The American Small Business League (ASBL) is predicting that President Obama will rely on the same tired rhetoric regarding economic stimulus, while continuing to ignore the diversion of federal small business contracts to corporate giants.

Brokers Are Blamed for Loan Failures

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Lenders, brokers and borrowers beware. The Small Business Administration's Inspector General is looking for errors made during the origination, closing and servicing procedures.

Supreme Court May Hear Case on SBA Phone Records

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The American Small Business League (ASBL) has filed a petition to the Supreme Court of the United States challenging a 9th Circuit Court ruling which ...

FDIC Forum Ignores #1 Challenge for Small Businesses

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Let's just try something crazy like not giving federal small business contracts to some of the biggest companies in the world, and instead direct those dollars to the nation's 27 million small businesses.

Afghanistan: An Election Without Results

Abdulhadi Hairan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abdulhadi Hairan

Everyone here is impatient to know the outcome of the much-discussed, controversial Afghan elections, but two months have passed and still no one has a clue about the real situation.

A Great Government Investment

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

With all the talk about cutting budgets, the federal, state and local governments should invest more in an activity with a terrific ROI - aggressively...

CHART: Florida AG's Disturbing Foreclosure Fraud Presentation

The Huffington Post | Abby Wendle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In their effort to sniff out foreclosure fraud, Florida regulators followed the trails of mortgage and foreclosure paperwork into a world of alleged f...

AWFUL: Broker Fined By SEC For Scamming Elderly Nuns

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This must be a new low for con men everywhere. Long Island, New York-based broker Paul George Chironis has agreed to pay $350,000 to the Sisters of...

How a Red Herring About WikiLeaks Killed Whistleblower Protections

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

WikiLeaks killed the whistleblower protections bill. It may be one of the few times in history when legislation has passed both chambers yet failed to get to the president's desk. Here's what happened.

It's Time to Call Their Bluff: "Defensive Medicine" Is a Fraud

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Doroshow

Even when you remove litigation as a factor, the extent of tests and procedures that are ordered do not change. Enacting "tort reform" will continue to fail as a solution to this country's health care problems.

This Week In Cheating: Goldman Invests in Facebook

Jeff Kreisler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jeff Kreisler

Goldman Sachs and Facebook: The two great cheats that cheat great together.

Congressional Leaders Ignore Job Killing Contracting Abuse

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

In a recent letter to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Senators Landrieu and Snowe used strong rhetoric to describe the wide variety of problems facing federal small business programs. This is nothing more than meaningless posturing.

The Real Reason Fannie and Freddie Lost So Much Money

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Fiderer

How did Fannie and Freddie lose so much money? There are many reasons, but the two most important are not products for low-income borrowers. They are products that invite fraud.

The Top 10 Scams, Schemes And Rip-Offs Of 2010

Wallet Pop | Jorgen Wouters | Posted 02.13.2014 | Business

Job hunters, consumers trying to dig themselves out of debt and those desperate to earn some extra money on the side were frequent victims of fraudste...