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Help Wanted For Michael Grimm

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

Scandal-ridden Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) is having trouble recruiting staff to work in his congressional office, according to a Wednesday email obta...

Read Contracts Carefully Before Signing

Jason Alderman | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business
Jason Alderman

Contracts protect both parties. Just make sure you fully understand all details before signing on the dotted line.

Protecting Those Who Protect Us: Military Consumer Protection Day Is July 16

Terrell McSweeny | Posted 07.16.2014 | Money
Terrell McSweeny

Sadly, servicemembers, veterans and their families are sometimes targeted by cons who seek to take advantage of their service. These frauds can take a variety of forms. Servicemembers need tools to protect themselves from fraudsters who will continue to try to take advantage.

Zach Carter

Darrell Issa's Latest Circus Has Lawmakers Shocked That DOJ Fights Fraud

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, Republicans on the House Financial Services Committee took up Rep. Darrell Issa's crusade against the Department of Justice'...

Can I Live Without Credit?

Credit Karma | Posted 07.15.2014 | Money
Credit Karma

Living without credit is possible. Is it advisable though? Is it accomplishable without frustrating limitations? Those are different questions.

The Unfortunate Truth About Your New Chip Credit Card

CreditCards.com | Posted 07.10.2014 | Money
CreditCards.com

In these post-Target-breach days of heightened worry about credit card fraud, the arrival of EMV (which stands for Europay, MasterCard and Visa -- the card companies that spurred its creation) in America is a big deal. After all, about half of the world's credit card fraud reportedly happens in the U.S., due in large part to our preference for mag stripe cards.

Selling Stem Cells Honestly

Pete Shanks | Posted 07.07.2014 | Science
Pete Shanks

Scientists around the world are campaigning in favor of sensible regulation of stem-cell therapies. The recent conference of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) opened with a panel discussion about how to sort the real from the bogus treatments.

Mob Boss' Son Spent Fraud Money On Weapons, Homes, Yacht, Plane

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 07.03.2014 | Crime

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The son of a former Philadelphia mob boss and another reputed mob associate were convicted Thursday of federal fraud charges for...

How to Protect Your Medicare Card from Identity Theft

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.27.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

I just turned 65 and got my Medicare card. I see that the ID number on my card is the same as my Social Security number, and on the back of the card it says I need to carry it with me at all times. What can I do to protect myself from identify theft if my purse and Medicare card get stolen?

Brothers Face Sentencing Over Boston Marathon Scam

AP | PHILIP MARCELO | Posted 06.23.2014 | Crime

BOSTON (AP) — Two brothers convicted of filing a false $2 million claim to the Boston Marathon victims' compensation fund using the name of a long-d...

To Watch, or Not to Watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey: That Is the Question

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 06.10.2014 | Entertainment
Stacy Slotnick

What do William Shakespeare's written works have in common with The Real Housewives of New Jersey? A lot more than you may initially think.

New Jersey's Consumer Advocate Takes the Verizon-NJ Board of Public Utilities' 'Stipulation Agreement' to Court

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

On May 27, 2014, the New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel filed with the Superior Court, Appellate Division, a Notice of Appeal to halt a stipulation agreement between the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) and Verizon New Jersey (VNJ) to erase a 20+ year plan called Opportunity New Jersey.

Mythbusters Scandal Grows (VIDEO)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 07.21.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Hotchkiss

I am Jon Hotchkiss... the creator of the 6-hour TV series This vs That... whose content was taken from me and used in the series Mythbusters... without my consent, in violation of my copyright and without any compensation.

Don't Get Scammed by Phony Job Offers

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 05.14.2014 | Crime
Gini Graham Scott

It can sound like a great deal -- a job you can easily do at a time when many jobs are contracting or going overseas, unless you are in the tech secto...

Why Kids Don't Have Signatures, and Banks Shouldn't Either

Brett King | Posted 07.04.2014 | Money
Brett King

In a recent UN/ICAO commissioned survey on the use of signatures in passports, a number of countries including the UK recommended phasing out the long...

It Should Be a Crime, But Isn't

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 04.29.2014 | Crime
Gini Graham Scott

Imagine the scenario. You have a contract with someone to do something, you pay them, then they not only don't give you the final product, but they st...

Hazardous Science and Regulation at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

I worked for the U.S. EPA from 1979 to 2004, spending most of my time with the program dealing with pesticides. It did not take me long to figure out that the EPA was reeling from the scandal of the Industrial Bio-test Laboratory, IBT.

You Have Avoided The Heartbleed Bug, Now What?

Christopher Pogue | Posted 04.21.2014 | Technology
Christopher Pogue

When our forensics investigators are called to look into the cause of a data breach, the majority of the time the initial point of entry is tied to a weak password.

6 Ways College Grads Can Protect Their Online Reputations

Robert Siciliano | Posted 06.12.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

The prospective employer these days may be more interested in what your name pulls up in search engines than how perfectly coordinated your shoes are with your power suit.

Zach Carter

What Do Chase Bank, Condoms, The Tea Party, And Petty Fraud Have In Common?

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

In mid-March, a division of JPMorgan Chase rejected an application to process payments for the fledgling New York City condom company Lovability, citi...

Calling All Lawyers: Did Verizon New Jersey Commit Fiber Optic Fraud?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.16.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Fact: By 2010, 100% of the state-based Public Switched Telephone Network, controlled by Verizon New Jersey should have been upgraded with a fiber opti...

How Many Credit Card Frauds Must We Endure Before Security Improves?

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 05.19.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

By Maritza Martinez UCF Forum columnist Yes, it can happen to you... In November, I was contacted via phone and email by my credit card compa...

Captain America Does It Again! Troubling International Adoption Legislation (CHIFF)

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics
Frank Ligtvoet

"There is one issue on which all Americans agree, every child needs a family." This is the slogan used by the supporters of the proposed legislation C...

Missing in Action: Mental Health Community Fails Fraud Victims

Bradley Foster | Posted 04.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Bradley Foster

Major fraud cases grab the headlines for a few days or weeks, then forgotten until the next one comes along. We never have to wait long. Media typical...

Do You Suffer From the Imposter Syndrome?

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

I remember a client I had many years ago -- an executive in a large aerospace firm -- who complained about a little voice in his head that was constan...