Dallas Tax Preparer Headed To Prison, Ordered To Pay $11 Million For Filing Fake Tax ReturnsA tax return preparer in Dallas has pled guilty to filing fraudulent income tax returns and is headed to prison. The owner of In Touch Tax Solutions was sentenced to 3½ years.
FTC Announces Crackdown On Fake And Abusive Debt CollectorsThe agency says "Operation Corrupt Collector" targeted debt collectors trying to collect on non-existent debs by using illegal scare tactics.
Irving Man Accused Of Stealing $100K For Fake Movie Rights"Just like the films he pitched, it was all make-believe." Shiva Chandan Reddy Thudi, 26, of Irving, recently pleaded guilty in federal court to wire fraud.
Driver, Immigrants In Fake Emergency SUV Caught By Texas Border PatrolOfficers have caught a driver and three immigrants who fled through a Texas border checkpoint in an SUV decked out as an emergency vehicle.
Fake Texas Photographer, Director Gets 40 Years For Child Sex AbuseProsecutors say a North Texas man who faked being a photographer and movie director to gain access to boys must serve 40 years in prison for molesting the children.
Man Photoshops ID, Dupes Dealership Into Selling Him PorscheDallas police are looking for a man who somehow swapped his photo on someone else's driver's license and bought a luxury car.
IRS Warns Tax Preparers About New Refund ScamThe IRS is sounding an alarm about a new tax scam aimed at stealing taxpayer refunds by using data compromised in tax preparers' offices.
Arlington Burglars Disguised As Workers Caught On VideoPolice in Arlington are looking for a pair of burglars who went to great lengths to fly under the radar. The two men showed up at a house on Littlestone Drive wearing yellow safety vests and baseball caps.
The FCC's Fight Against Phone-Y CallsThe Federal Communications Commission is vowing to "facilitate blocking of illegal robocalls." But it's a slow process. They say, "In terms of call authentication, we are still in the preliminary stage."
Fraud Alert: That Parking Ticket Could Be A ScamGot a parking ticket on your windshield, or a notice in the mail, when you thought you were parking legally? One consumer advocate suggests you investigate before you pay.
'Mortified' Mariah Carey Discusses 'Horrible New Year's Eve'Mariah Carey says she was "mortified" in "real time" during her disastrous live performance just before the ball dropped on "Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve."
Mariah Carey Bungles New Year's Eve Show, Stops SingingMariah Carey has ushered in 2017 with a botched performance on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest".
How To Spot A Fake Shopping AppThere are hundreds of fake apps floating around in app stores ahead of the holidays.
In Bid To Fight Art Fraud, Sotheby's Acquires Forensic LabIn bid to fight art fraud, Sotheby's announced Monday that it had purchased a forensics firm whose founder once helped the auction house belatedly identify a $10 million painting as a fake.
Xcel Energy Warns Texas Customers Of Phone ScamA electric and natural gas company has warned Texas and New Mexico customers to beware of pay-over-the-phone schemes.