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Man Sentenced For California-Based Scam

A federal judge in Texas has sentenced a man to 23 years in prison and ordered him to pay $13 million in restitution over an investment scam he ran out of his home in California.

10/11/2012

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FTC Warns About Phone Scam

The Federal Trade Commission is warning North Texans about mysterious, and sometimes scary, phone calls.

CBS 11–09/12/2012

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Frisco Man Jailed For Vending Machine Scam

A Texas man has been sentenced to more than two years in prison and must repay nearly $500,000 for defrauding a St. Louis-area investor in a vending machine scam.

09/07/2012

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Local Mailbox Target Of Thieves ‘Phishing” Scam

Residents in west Fort Worth notified the United States Postal Service Thursday of what appeared to be a phishing scam set up at a neighborhood mailbox.

CBS 11–07/13/2012

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Fighting Back Against Spam Text Messages

More and more often, scammers and even legitimate advertisers are bombarding consumers with unsolicited text messages on their cell phones.

05/01/2012

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Beware Contractor Scams After Damaging Storms

Many area residents will be requiring assistance from contractors after Tuesday’s storms. But consumers should watch out for potential scammers.

04/04/2012

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$7 Billion Swindle May Keep Stanford Jailed For Life

Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford spent more than 20 years charming investors, who handed him billions of dollars they had spent their lives accumulating.

03/07/2012

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Medicare Fraud Suspect To Appear In Dallas Court

Dr. Jacques Roy will be in court on Monday, asking to be released from jail. Roy is said to be the ringleader of the nation’s largest Medicare fraud.

03/05/2012

Coastal Communities Along Eastern Seaboard Evacuate Ahead Of Hurricane Irene

Dallas BBB Warns Timeshare Scams Are On The Rise

Both the FBI and the Better Business Bureau say timeshare resale fraud is on the rise in North Texas and nationwide.

02/22/2012

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Dallas Man Sentenced 20 Years Jail For Investment Scam

A Dallas businessman has been sentenced to a maximum 20 years in prison over a $7 million investment scam.

02/10/2012

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Report Accuses Tanning Salons Of Lying To Teens

A congressional report found that tanning salons aren’t just downplaying the risks of tanning, they’re promoting benefits that don’t exist.

02/01/2012

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Garland Man’s Plea Exposes Blossoming Credit Card Scam

A fraudulent credit card arrest and conviction points to huge and blossoming problem in North Texas and this one could be hitting your pocketbook without you knowing it.

12/07/2011

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