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Tips For Protecting Yourself From Cell Phone Hacking

With the newest smartphones being capable of the most advanced tasks, it is easier than ever to hack into someone else’s information.

11/11/2011

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Son Gets 5 Years Jail For Texas Investment Fraud

A North Texas man has been sentenced to five years in prison and must repay nearly $13 million over investment fraud.

11/10/2011

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Businessman In Texas Scam Nabbed In Florida

A businessman on the run for months since his Dallas conviction in an investment scam has been caught in Florida.

11/04/2011

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Another Man Pleads Guilty In Texas Real Estate Scam

Prosecutors say a second North Texas man has pleaded guilty in a $17 million real estate scam that featured promotions on radio stations.

10/21/2011

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Dallas Man Pleads Guilty In Real Estate Fraud Scam

A Dallas man faces up to five years in prison in a $17 million real estate fraud case that featured promotions on North Texas radio stations.

10/14/2011

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BBB Warns Of Air Condition Repair Scams

Monday is day 24 of temperatures above 100-degrees in North Texas. Increased usage also increases the likelihood of breakdowns, but the BBB warns that it’s ‘buyer beware’ when it comes to finding a repair company.

07/25/2011

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Texas DPS Warns Of Red Light Ticket Scam

The Texas DPS wants violators to pay their traffic citations, but the agency is not making phone calls about alleged overdue red light tickets.

06/22/2011

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Local Residents Warned About Police Phone Scam

Police in Denton are issuing a warning for residents after some received phone calls from people claiming to be police officers, but aren’t.

06/15/2011

Parked next to a section of the border fence, a Border Patrol agent watches an area of the U.S.-Mexico border along the Rio Grande River May 26, 2010, near Hidalgo. (credit: Getty Images/Scott Olson)

Feds Aim To Crack Down On Immigration Scams

Federal officials have a warning for immigrants considering too-good-to-true legal aid — the wrong help can hurt.

06/10/2011

In this photo illustration a man refuels his car at a gas station. (credit: Getty Images/Miguel Villagran)

As Gas Prices Increase So Do Number Of Mileage Scams

As the price of gas goes up, North Texans are seeing more ads claiming to boost your cars gas mileage. Officials with the BBB say all of the ads have been tested and all of them are scams.

CBSDFW.COM–04/04/2011

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Congress Acts To Stop Scams Using Fake Caller IDs

Congress has moved to stop scammers who use fake caller IDs to trick people into revealing Social Security and credit card numbers and other vital information.

CBSDFW.COM–12/15/2010

New Rules For Debt Relief Firms

The new rules force debt relief firms to be more honest. Geri Detweiler with the debt education website, Credit.com, explains how these companies now have to disclose information to you before you hire them.

09/27/2010

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