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Scammers Posing As Garland Officials Threatening Jail Time

Most people will do just about anything to avoid going to jail. That’s why one scam in Garland can be especially effective.

04/15/2014

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2 More Sentenced In Texas Bank Fraud Case

Two more North Texas residents have been sentenced to federal prison — one for 18 months and another for 27 months — in a bank loan fraud scam that started in 2007.

04/09/2014

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Report: Fake Malaysian Airline News Link Could Lead To Malware

It may look like breaking news about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 – but following these links could lead you to trouble.

04/02/2014

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Duncanville Police Warning About Scam Involving Oncor

Police say two men who look like they are working with a utility company ripped off thousands of dollars from an elderly woman on March 28.

04/02/2014

A row of jail cells sit empty. (credit: AP Photo)

Father & Son Get Prison For Medicare Scam

A father and son from Grand Prairie were convicted last October of running a $1.4 million Medicare billing scam. They must now each serve more than a decade in prison.

04/01/2014

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Texan Pleads Guilty In Staged Accidents Scam

A man from DeSoto has pleaded guilty to fraud in a $5 million staged traffic accident scheme that has been going since 2005. He now faces up to 30 years in prison.

03/19/2014

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North Texas RaceTrac Locations Part Of ‘Skimming’ Thefts

New York prosecutors say an identity theft ring stole credit and debit card numbers at gas stations in North Texas, Georgia, and the Carolinas. The crimes were part of an identity theft and money laundering operation that spanned the U.S.

CBS 11–01/23/2014

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Plano Police Warning People Of New Telephone Scam

Plano police are warning residents of a new scam thieves are trying to pull over the telephone all over the Metroplex

01/08/2014

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Texan Gets More Than 7 Years For Mortgage Fraud

A Dallas-area loan officer has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison and must repay nearly $1.8 million in a mortgage fraud and laundering scam.

11/08/2013

A statue portraying Jesus Christ is carried by Catholic devotees taking part in the Jesus of Nazareth Merced procession during Holy Week in Guatemala City on April 3, 2012. (credit: JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Police: Pastors In Tarrant County Victims Of Scam

Several pastors in Tarrant County say they’re victims of a scam in which a man uses a hard-luck story to convince people to give him money with the promise of repaying it with cash from his mother’s will, police said.

08/24/2013

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Healthcare Law Confusion Brings Out Scammers

A consumer protection group says scammers are trying to take advantage of confusion over the national health care law.

08/15/2013

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Elderly Widow Gets A New Roof Thanks To Donation

After an 87-year-old widow was scammed out of insurance money to pay for a roof repair, two organizations step in to help her.

CBS 11–08/14/2013

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