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Louisiana OMV Issues Warning of Phishing Scam
Scams, whether in person, on the phone, or now online, have gotten to be more of the rule as opposed to the exception.And now, via their website, expresslane.org, the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles is warning all potential customers of a possible "phishing" scam.  In the event you aren't yet familiar with the term "phishing", here's what we fou...
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Crypto market crash continues – Is it time to buy or sell? — Scam Guards
As an asset class cryptocurrency is here to stay and the outlook is positive. May has been a stress-filled month for cryptocurrency investors. The world’s largest cryptocurrency Bitcoin came to an almost 4-month low last month. Earlier Bitcoin had plunged over 50 per cent to $30,066 from its record high of $64,895 hit on April 14. The coin...
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Kalamazoo man loses $72,000 in sweepstakes scam
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A Kalamazoo man is out more than $70,000 after falling for a sweepstakes scam.He did not want to go on camera about this, but his daughter did to help make sure that other families do not become the next victim.SCAM CALL“The way he described it they were so excited about it and got him excited about it,” said Kathy Chapman.Her fa...
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Supreme Court Votes Unanimously Against IRS Micro-Captives
On Tax Day, May 17, 2021, in a unanimous opinion authored by Justice Kagan, the United States Supreme Court held that the Anti-Injunction Act ("AIA") does not bar a pre-enforcement challenge to the legality of an IRS-imposed standalone reporting requirement, a violation of which may result in both civil tax penalties and criminal liab...
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Louisiana OMV alerts customers of phishing scam
The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) is alerting residents of a text message phishing scam that has the potential to steal personal information. Louisiana residents have received text messages from scammers posing as the OMV. The messages originate from unfamiliar phone numbers and claim the recipient can collect a sum of money by clicking ...
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North Delta Crime Beat: Online cat purchase turns out to be a scam
The following are some of the calls Delta police responded to in the previous week The purpose of the Crime Beat is to educate and inform the public about some of the property crime trends occurring in North Delta and other files of interest. If you see anything occurring that you believe to be suspicious, call 911 for in-progress crimes an...
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Bank employee implicated in R1.5 million loan scam
A former Capitec Bank employee is one of three people involved in a loan scam in Graaf Reinet, to the tune of R1.5 million. One of them, 36-year-old Heinrich Presensie was convicted by Gqeberha Specialised Commercial Crime court on Wednesday, 9 June 2021, after pleading guilty to charges of fraud and money laundering. While the former bank staffer...
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