National Consumer Protection Week: PasswordsLet’s talk about the passwords to your various accounts. Some folks use the same password for all of their accounts. Not prudent the experts tell us.
National Consumer Protection Week: More FTC NotesHere are some more tips from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to help you avoid fraud.
National Consumer Protection Week: FTC NotesThe Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has some suggestions to help you avoid fraud.
National Consumer Protection Week: Scams, Spams & PhishingThis is National Consumers Protection Week, a national campaign to help consumers make better-informed decisions and avoid being scammed.
I-Team: Thousands Of Mass. Drivers Duped By Odometer RollbackNew electronic devices are making odometer fraud easier than ever and the I-Team found thousands of unsuspecting buyers here in Massachusetts are walking right into that trap.
I-Team: Attleboro Man Receives Stranger’s Welfare Benefits, Claims State Ignored His CallsThe mail included healthcare statements and checks from the government. After several calls, and several months, the mail just kept coming.
I-Team: IRS Unveils Plan To Protect Tax RefundsIt’s been a billion dollar problem for the Internal Revenue System: identity thieves stealing the tax refund checks of honest taxpayers.
Hyannis Doctor Indicted For Illegally Prescribing Oxycodone, Defrauding MassHealthA doctor on the Cape has been indicted for illegally prescribing Oxycodone and defrauding the state’s Medicaid program.
Woman Charged With Defrauding One Fund: 'This Is Like A Witch Hunt'A woman charged with defrauding the One Fund said she hasn’t done anything wrong and claims she’s the target of a “witch hunt.”
Foxboro Residents Targeted In Tax Return ScamHackers are getting a hold of Social Security numbers and filing fraudulent tax returns.
Boston Woman Who Claimed To Be Bombing Victim Indicted For FraudA Jamaica Plain woman who claimed to be a Boston Marathon bombing victim has been indicted for fraud.
Boston Fire Department District Chief Indicted For Fraud, LarcenyA Boston Fire Department district chief was indicted Thursday on charges related to schemes he allegedly used to profit from vendors.
How To Effectively Deal With ScammersHere are some guidelines from the FTC when dealing with a possible scammer on the phone. My advice is to just hang up or not even take the call.
Feds: Haverhill Woman Stole $1 Million From Employer; Bought Cruise Tickets, Vintage CarsA Haverhill woman was indicted on wire fraud charges this week, accused of stealing close to $1 million from a Massachusetts-based information technology staffing company.
Wings Network Charged With Fraud In Mass.The Secretary of State's office has filed fraud charges against three people who ran Wings Network, offering get-rich-quick internet products.