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2010-06-14 02:00:00

PALM DESERT, Calif., June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Scamraiders.com, a proactive social network offering help and advice to victims of scams and corruption, is pleased to announce a $10,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of one of several known scammers profiled on Scamraiders.com.

2010-06-07 02:58:00

GIBRALTAR, June 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Being smart is not enough to protect yourself from online scamming. There are fake websites popping up every day. Identity theft and IRS scams are abundant and phishing attacks are the new black of online fraud.

2009-11-23 14:12:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of the damage inflicted on investors by financier Bernard Madoff's decade-long Ponzi scheme, CIRCA, the largest global buyer of jewelry from the public, recently spent $50,000 in a U.S.

2009-09-17 18:36:46

Convicted swindler Bernard Madoff's beach house on New York's Long Island sold for more than the $8.75 million asking price, the listing broker said Thursday. The 3,000-square-foot shingled home -- with 182 feet of ocean frontage, four bedrooms, three baths, a double-height great room with a two-story stone fireplace, a deck and a pool -- was put on the market two weeks ago by the U.S.

2009-08-15 09:05:42

Three opulent homes owned by U.S. Ponzi scheme perpetrator Bernard Madoff will be auctioned off to help his victims, authorities say. U.S.

2009-08-06 02:01:00

PALM DESERT, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- (Scamraiders.com) - Since the June launch of Scamraiders.com, the site has been inundated with emails from members expressing their own stories of abuse, scams and cons that are adversely impacting their daily lives.

2009-07-02 06:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, business legends Warren Hellman and Arthur Rock announced the first, and one-of-a-kind, online Con Artist Hall of Infamy with Bernard Madoff as a featured inductee of 2009. Halls of fame exist for everything from baseball to rock and roll.

2009-07-01 10:29:28

Appealing convicted Ponzi scheme operator Bernard Madoff's 150-year prison sentence would be an exercise in futility, a legal expert said. Given Madoff's age, 71, even a reduction to 50 years would amount to a lifetime sentence, a case of Madoff winning the battle, but losing the war, Mark Allenbaugh, a former attorney for the U.S.

2009-06-30 07:43:57

The numbers in the world's largest Ponzi scheme appeared larger than life -- the kind of nightmare that dwarfs the imagination everywhere but New York. Imagine $65 billion lost. That's hard to lose in many countries -- let alone citys.

2009-06-17 11:10:00

Two former Bernard Madoff Investment Securities traders said the New York broker's sons, Andrew and Mark Madoff, were aware of their father's investment scam.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.