In addition to giving away their money, the victims also gave out their social security numbers and other personal information.
The job-seekers answered ads in the newspaper and on Craigslist. When they eventually figured out that United Care Services was a hoax, and returned to demand a refund, they found that the company had disappeared.
Internet scams are getting more and more sophisticated and Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen says the latest one is a real beaut.
When you click on the “unsubscribe” button on an Internet offer you may be doing more than you think, and CBS 2′s Consumer Reporter Asa Aarons found out that it may not always be in your best interest.
Police in Suffolk County are warning the public about a scam being sent to mobile phones, WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall reported.
CBS 2′s Asa Aaron takes a look at how kids’ identities have become the new target of scam artists.
Every spring roving repair contractors show up at doors in the tri-state area. The offer roof and chimney repairs, among other pieces of handiwork. But the “repairs” are often short-lived and over-priced, costing the consumer even more to repair again down the road.
Given the current state of the economy and the job market many people are searching for any jobs that they can find.
On a quiet street in Lyndhurst a pair of low-level scam artists have allegedly been ripping off refunds, one house and one mailbox at a time.
A warning for anybody getting ready to file their taxes or who may be waiting for their return. A new email scam is aimed at robbing you of your hard earned cash.
“It’s really just unacceptable and it’s happening to too many New Yorkers,” said Jonathan Mintz, Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner.
“They were good, very good. They were convincing. I’m not embarrassed. I’m angry,” 73-year-old Barbara Burtch.
Three men who claimed to be doing plumbing work next door, rang the bell and told the couple they needed to check the water on Woodlawn Avenue.
The customer is told to avoid having service cut off, he must purchase a prepaid debit card and call back.
Police sources said the firebombing was not likely a hate crime, but an insurance scam, and could have manufactured by someone outside the community.