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Supreme Court to Hear Federal Trade Commission’s Appeal Over Ill-Gotten Gains

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Thursday to decide whether the Federal Trade Commission can continue to require scam artists and firms that engaged in deceptive business practices to return money improperly obtained from consumers. The justices will hear the …

U.S. and New York Accuse Firm of Scamming 9/11 Heroes, NFL Retirees

A company that advances money to people awaiting settlement payouts was accused by New York and federal regulators of scamming sick responders to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, as well as National Football League retirees with brain injuries. RD Legal …

15 Nabbed in $150M Insurance Scam That Included Unnecessary Surgery

Unnecessary surgeries performed by untrained assistants are among the allegations in an indictment detailing a $150 million insurance scheme, among California’s biggest ever. Orthopedic surgeon and alleged ringleader Dr. Munir Uwaydah and 14 associates, including another doctor and a lawyer …

6 Sentenced in Large Cellphone Insurance Scam in California

Six people involved in a mobile phone insurance scam in California have been sentenced on felony fraud charges after filing more than 1,300 claims for stolen and damaged phones totaling more than $500,000. The convicted scammers, including some Verizon Wireless …

Ohio Insurance Director Warns of Healthcare-Related ID Scam

Ohio Lieutenant Governor and Insurance Director Mary Taylor issued an alert after reports surfaced that telephone con artists are attempting to steal Ohioans’ personal information using the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as a ploy. The scammers are claiming to be …

Texas Officials Warn of Moving Scams

Texas officials say that illegal moving companies are operating statewide, putting consumers at risk for losing their belongings or paying a ransom for getting them back. At a recent press conference, Texas government and moving industry officials cautioned Texans to …

Maryland Brothers Face Trial for Murder-for-Hire Insurance Scam

Opening statements are expected this week in the trial of two brothers accused of carrying out the killing of a blind and mentally disabled man as part of an insurance scam in Baltimore. Jury selection has already begun in the …