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2008-06-18 15:00:00

By Kathy Parker, Daily Times, Pryor, Okla. Jun. 18--Sandra Kilgore of Pryor knows a scam when she sees one. A letter arrived at her home from Global Financial along with a $4,000 check.

2006-08-17 16:23:13

By Jeanne King NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man claiming that actor John Travolta and Richard Branson, the chairman of Virgin Group, were investors in his film and electronics company, pleaded guilty on Thursday to scamming nearly $4 million from dozens of victims.

2005-08-22 13:37:17

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - He went to prison for fraud and was ordered by the U.S. government to stop touting health products on infomercials, but Kevin Trudeau's book "Natural Cures 'They' Don't Want You to Know About" is a bestseller.

2005-08-22 08:07:13

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - He went to prison for fraud and was ordered by the U.S. government to stop touting health products on infomercials, but Kevin Trudeau's book "Natural Cures 'They' Don't Want You to Know About" is a bestseller.

2005-07-27 18:11:36

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scams involving Internet auctions, as well as identity theft, lotteries, prizes and sweepstakes, top the list of fraud complaints by older Americans, who lost $152 million to con artists last year, U.S. officials told a Senate panel on Wednesday.


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