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  • Woman faked cancer claims for insurance money: authorities

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Authorities in North Carolina have accused a woman of filing nearly 300 insurance claims for cancer even though she didn’t have the disease. The North Carolina Department of Insurance said in a statement Tuesday that 60-year-old Susan Leigh Huebotter is charged with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretenses over $100,000....

    New York Post
  • Jury duty scam hits Loudoun Co.

    Scam alert: Someone claiming to be a Loudoun County Sheriff's deputy is calling residents and asking them to pay a fine for not showing up for jury duty. The post Jury duty scam hits Loudoun Co. appeared first on WTOP.

    WTOP
  • ‘Rescuers’ busted extorting Hawaii flood victims for cash

    Authorities in Hawaii are investigating multiple complaints from people who say they were rescued when heavy rains battered Kauai — by scammers who then tried to extort them for cash. One of those faux Samaritans, identified by police as Stephen Koehne – a self-described “pirate” – was busted Thursday on charges of extortion, robbery and...

    New York Post
  • One Sketchy Photo Shoot Landed This Woman's Face On Everything From Bottled Water To Vaginal Cream

    Katy Gaines made her world debut on a billboard ad for a health food store in Portugal. Shortly afterwards, she popped up hawking cell phone data on the side of a bus in Oslo. Even in Orange County, where Gaines grew up, a friend recognized her on the pamphlet for a teeth whitening treatment. She’s been everywhere. Maybe you’ve even see her face.

    The Concourse
  • How to avoid summer vacation scams

    The average American spent $1,978 on summer vacations last year.

    WCVB
  • How to avoid summer vacation scams

    The average American spent $1,978 on summer vacations last year.

    KSBW