16. April 2014

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Senior Patients Involved in $12M Medicare Scam

Here’s a twist on a healthcare fraud story.

Eight Florida seniors have been indicted for their alleged roles in a $12.5 million Medicare home health scam.

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15. April 2014

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Shred Identity Theft with ShredFest on May 3!

Last year, there were more than 3,600 reports of identity theft in Wisconsin. To combat this ever-growing issue, on Saturday, May 3, the Better Business Bureau of Wisconsin will host ShredFest, a free document-shredding event that looks to combat identity theft, the top consumer complaint to the FTC in the last three years.

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14. April 2014

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Seniors Falling for Fraud More Frequently

Financial fraud against seniors has risen six percent a year in the past five years–possibly even more, as many cases of fraud go unreported by seniors.

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10. April 2014

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American Senior Citizens Duped in $20M Phone Scam

The Federal Trade Commission has successfully shut down a scam operation that took more than $20 million from American senior citizens between May 2011 and December 2013.

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9. April 2014

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Wisconsin SMP Hiring Volunteers

Have you been a victim of fraud? Do you wish someone would have told you more about fraud so you could have recognized the warning signs and been aptly prepared to handle it?

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7. April 2014

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Milwaukee Senior Loses $100K in Lottery Scam

When a Wisconsin elderly widow received a phone call saying she won $2.5 million through a lottery, she was overjoyed. She was told by the caller that she must pay sales tax in order to collect her winnings.

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4. April 2014

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Don’t Get Spooked by Ghosting Scam

Each year, the identities of nearly 2.5 million deceased Americans are used by fraudsters to open credit card accounts and apply for loans.┬áIt’s no secret: Your identity, whether you’re alive or dead, is never safe.

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3. April 2014

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Medical Identity Theft Can Take Your Money and Your Life

Medical identity theft can do much more damage than you think. Yes, your money and identity can be taken away from you. But did you realize that your life is in danger as well?

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2. April 2014

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E-book Settlement Credits Wisconsinites $3M

Did you purchase an e-book between April 1, 2010, to May 21, 2012? You may be eligible for account credits from a settlement reached in a price-fixing lawsuit with publishers.

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27. March 2014

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Look Out for Google Drive Phishing Scam

Phishing scams have now reportedly made its way to Google.

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