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Climate misinformation 'rocket boosters' on Musk's Twitter Climate misinformation 'rocket boosters' on Musk's Twitter 01/19/2023 05:16am • WASHINGTON (AP) — Search for the word “climate” on Twitter and the first automatic recommendation isn't “climate crisis” or “climate jobs” or even “climate change” but instead “climate scam.” Clicking on the recommendation yields dozens of posts denying the reality of climate c Texas man pleads guilty to role in $1.6M romance scam plot 01/17/2023 11:48am • PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Texas man has pleaded guilty to his role in a romance scam in which women from across the nation were cheated out of a total of about $1.6 million by someone often pretending to be a U.S. Army general. Fola Alabi, who is also known as Folayemi Alabi, 52, pleaded guilty in Under oath, Trump hurled insults at woman who alleges rape Under oath, Trump hurled insults at woman who alleges rape 01/13/2023 07:46pm • NEW YORK (AP) — Questioned for a lawsuit, former President Donald Trump angrily hurled insults and threatened to sue the columnist who accused him of raping her in a department store in the 1990s, according to excerpts of his videotaped testimony unsealed by a court on Friday. Portions of his 5 1/ What Is Credit Card Fraud? 01/12/2023 07:00pm • If a thief uses your credit card to make purchases or get cash advances, you are a victim of credit card fraud. According to the Federal Trade Commission, U.S. consumers reported 389,737 cases of credit card fraud in 2021, with losses totaling $181 million. The best way to deal with credit card frau Former Premier League player Richard Rufus jailed for fraud 01/12/2023 08:20am • LONDON (AP) — A former Premier League soccer player was handed a 7½-year prison sentence Thursday for defrauding his family and friends of 15 million pounds ($18.2 million). Richard Rufus, who played in England’s top division with Charlton Athletic from 1998-2004 and also was an England under-2 Lawyer: Scammed clients get new shot at disability benefits 01/10/2023 06:01pm • PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (AP) — Some former clients of a disgraced Kentucky attorney who ran the largest U.S. Social Security scam in history may have a chance to get their lost disability payments back. An agreement reached with the Social Security Administration would allow about 500 former clients of Baltimore launches plan to get squeegee workers off corners Baltimore launches plan to get squeegee workers off corners 01/10/2023 03:49pm • BALTIMORE (AP) — Tyemaur Scott started 2023 with an important New Year’s resolution. He vowed to leave the ranks of Baltimore’s squeegee workers, whose intractable presence at busy downtown intersections remains a source of heated public debate. A deadly confrontation last summer — when a te Maryland credit union's mission for financial literacy Maryland credit union's mission for financial literacy 01/09/2023 12:27pm • A recent Standard & Poor’s study determined just 57% of U.S. adults are considered financially literate, as measured by their knowledge of basic banking and personal finance topics. Some Americans are more vulnerable to financial illiteracy than others, something Audra Pettus remembers expe Carfax: Odometer fraud on used cars is on the rise for the DC area Carfax: Odometer fraud on used cars is on the rise for the DC area 01/08/2023 03:51pm • Thinking about buying a used car this year? With odometer fraud and other scams up around the D.C. region, you'll need to find different ways to verify mileage on the vehicle you want to purchase. “A lot of people think that with digital odometers, that odometer can't be manipulated. And that c Jen Shah of 'Real Housewives' gets 6 1/2-year prison term Jen Shah of 'Real Housewives' gets 6 1/2-year prison term 01/06/2023 01:22pm • NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Shah, a tearful member of “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” who insisted she is not the character she plays on the show, was sentenced Friday to 6 1/2 years in prison for defrauding thousands of people, many of them vulnerable or older, in a telemarketing scam th College scam mastermind Rick Singer gets 3.5 years in prison College scam mastermind Rick Singer gets 3.5 years in prison 01/04/2023 07:41pm • BOSTON (AP) — The mastermind of the nationwide college admissions bribery scheme that ensnared celebrities, prominent businesspeople and other parents who used their wealth and privilege to buy their kids’ way into top-tier schools was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison Wednesday. The punishment Convictions, prison time: A look at college admissions scam 01/04/2023 04:01pm • BOSTON (AP) — More than 50 people were convicted in the sprawling college admissions bribery scheme that embroiled elite universities across the country and landed a slew of prominent parents and athletic coaches behind bars. The case dubbed Operation Varsity Blues by authorities revealed a schem Fake teen doctor, now 25, sentenced to prison for new scam Fake teen doctor, now 25, sentenced to prison for new scam 01/03/2023 10:28am • WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A serial grifter who gained national infamy as a teenager when he impersonated a doctor to defraud a patient is heading back to prison after pleading guilty to stealing more than $10,000 from his employer. Malachi Love-Robinson, 25, received a sentence of over two y What Is Invoice Financing? 01/02/2023 07:00pm • Invoice financing is a way for businesses to borrow against unpaid invoices. With invoice financing, sometimes called accounts receivable financing, you can get cash out of your accounts receivable before your customers to pay their invoices. Invoice financing can get you faster access to cash, but Prince William Co. warns residents of scam letter Prince William Co. warns residents of scam letter 01/01/2023 12:13pm • Prince William County Tax Administration officials and county police want residents to know that a scam letter sent to residents is not legitimate. In a notification to the community, the county said that the fraudulent letter is not from the county's "Tax Processing Unit." More Prince
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