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Crypto Diehards Stand by Celebrity-Hyped Coin US Calls a Fraud: At least three exchanges delisted Centra Tech's CTR Token after the SEC and Justice Department announced fraud allegations. While it's difficult to assess the number of market participants, data posted on CoinMarketCap's website indicates undeterred investors keep shifting trading to new …: Google Alert – Fraud

Fanatic, Fraud, Factotum: The Rise and Fall of Paul Ryan: House Speaker Paul Ryan is retiring before he can lose his majority, and potentially his own seat in Congress, but too late to save his reputation. The key to Ryan's rise was that very few people understand who he was or where he came from. Ryan was a conservative-movement ideologue devoted to …: Google Alert – Fraud

House Speaker Paul Ryan was the biggest fraud in American politics: House Speaker Paul Ryan, who is announcing his retirement today, was not the most pernicious figure in American life during his era of prominence, but he was the biggest phony. His Senate counterpart, Mitch McConnell, was always willing to wear the black hat, from his early rise to prominence as a …: Google Alert – Fraud

McKeesport man pleads guilty to fraud, theft, endangerment charges: An owner of Three Rivers Transit pleaded guilty Tuesday in Allegheny County court to insurance fraud, theft by deception and child endangerment. Martin W. Betchy, 36, of McKeesport, will be sentenced on June 28, according to a news release from state Attorney General Josh Shapiro. Betchy was …: Google Alert – Fraud

Sorry, Blockchain: Tackling The Ad-Fraud Problem In A Tech-Driven World: As blockchain applications are explored, there has been a lot of excitement about the potential of fighting ad fraud. With over $ 7 billion wasted per year in digital advertising, the industry is ripe for a solution. The ad-fraud problem comes from non-human bot traffic. When a bot scans an advertisement, the …: Google Alert – Fraud

Former NJ Chiropractor Gets Prison, Owes .5M for Medical Fraud Ring Role: A New Jersey chiropractor whose license was revoked more than 15 years ago is now headed to prison for his role in a medical fraud ring that stole nearly $ 4 million from insurance companies. Authorities say Philip Potacco used a medical consulting group to recruit accident victims and people who …: Google Alert – Fraud

Salim Mehajer found guilty of Auburn Council electoral fraud: Mehajer, 31, was this morning found guilty of several counts of electoral fraud relating to the 2012 Auburn Council election. Magistrate Beverley Schurr said she was satisfied “beyond reasonable doubt” Mehajer acted in “a joint criminal enterprise” with his sister Fatima Mehajer to influence the outcome …: Google Alert – Fraud

Oregon FBI's Tech Tuesday: Tech support fraud schemes: PORTLAND, Ore. – This week's Oregon FBI Tech Tuesday segment focuses on building a digital defense against tech support fraud schemes. In 2017, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center – or IC3.gov – received about 11,000 complaints from people who claimed to have lost $ 15 million in tech …: Google Alert – Fraud

Tax Scams/Consumer Alerts: After stealing client data from tax professionals and filing fraudulent tax returns, criminals use the taxpayers' real bank accounts for the deposit. Thieves are then using various tactics to reclaim the refund from the taxpayers, and their versions of the scam may continue to evolve. See IR-2018-27.: Google Alert – Fraud

Fraud claim over masters degree poses test for Spain's ruling party: Pressure is mounting on the head of Madrid's regional government to resign because of claims that she fraudulently obtained a master's degree, in a further blow to the ruling Popular party after reputational problems stemming from corruption trials to fallout from Catalonia. Opposition parties want the …: Google Alert – Fraud