California women scammed $1.2M in unemployment benefits using prison inmates’ names, feds say | #scams | #scammers

Misty Belles on top travel destinations in the US Three California women were arrested and charged this week for illegally obtaining coronavirus-related unemployment benefits totaling a whopping  $1.2 million.  So how did they allegedly pull it off? The feds say by filing under prison inmate names. The Department of Justice…

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Scammers targeting people who’ve received COVID-19 vaccine, promising prizes or cash | #scams | #scammers

As if being cautious of already existing scams wasn’t enough, scammers are now targeting those who have received their dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and promising prizes or cash. In the latest warning from the U.S. Department of Justice, consumers are receiving scammers’ surveys through email and text. Consumers are…

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FBI Releases 2020 Internet Crime Report — FBI | #scams | #scammers

ANCHORAGE, AK—The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released its annual report, which includes information from 791,790 complaints of suspected Internet crime—an increase of more than 300,000 complaints from 2019—and reported losses exceeding $4.2 billion. Notably, 2020 saw the emergence of scams exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic. The IC3 received…

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