Season 6

May 23, 202400:23:11

Clean and green -- washing your checks

When you write a check, you expect it to be secure, after all, you did write it in ink. That means bupkus unless you used a secure check and security pen. These days, scammers can use household chemic...

May 16, 202400:16:02

A scam leaves a man in a coma and a woman's home is stolen

An East Tennessee woman stops a scam by people posing as a representatives of Publishers Clearing House and a Wisconsin woman must pay taxes on $200,000 she lost to a scammer. A federal law once prote...

May 09, 202400:42:51

Why steal your identity when all scammers need is a synthetic you?

Identity theft was once fairly easy. Watch someone's mailbox for a credit card offer, then send it in with a new address; discover something like your Social Security number, then route that money to ...

May 02, 202400:15:12

A boy amputates his legs to get insurance month and "ghost hacking" sends messages to the deceased family

In separate incidents, a man and a woman are arrested for romance scams. A boy in Taiwan agrees to have both legs amputated to gain insurance money and a woman who wanted a puppy pays the money, only ...