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  • Therapists accused of bilking $600K from disabled children

    Eight therapists were busted Thursday, accused of stealing more than $600,000 from taxpayers by charging for services for developmentally disabled children — but never doing the work, according to federal prosecutors in Brooklyn. The shrinks, two of whom work for the Department of Education, are accused of filing paperwork claiming that therapy sessions took place...

    New York Post
  • Florida teen lured men on dating app to rob them: cops

    An underage Florida teen lured men on a dating app to rob them — then warned they’d be the ones in hot water if they went to the cops, authorities said. Ednita Leon-Alamo, 17, posed as a 21-year-old named Emily Perez on the hookup app “Meet Me” to set up dates with at least two...

    New York Post
  • Half of your phone calls will be robocalls by next year. What can you do about it?

    The robocall epidemic is getting worse as scammers find new ways to manipulate technology — and gullible recipients who answer. Miami is one of the most notorious markets. How can you avoid scams or block calls?

    charlotteobserver
  • Bruce Springsteen impostor scams fan out of of nearly $12K

    It’s not the glory days for this Bruce Springsteen fan. A woman with a love for The Boss was scammed out of thousands of dollars by a person impersonating the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who claimed he was hard up for dough. “I have been loving Bruce Springsteen since the 80’s, ever since...

    New York Post
  • Hong Kong Has Seen an Alarming Surge in 'Romance Scams'

    A whole lot of women in Hong Kong are getting swindled by people on online dating sites—police there have recorded 330 victims of “romance deception” in the first half of 2018 alone. Read more...

    Jezebel