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Page 1 ·  Found: 44 news items | Search: SCAM
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
  • Fake IRS agents scare many consumers into paying upTuesday, October 21, 20142By now, one would think that most people have heard the warnings about the scam artists who are claiming to be from the IRS. The con artists yell and shout and threaten that...
  • Friday, August 09, 2013
  • Rick Warren targeted by scammers in son's deathFriday, August 09, 20131Still grieving the death of his son, evangelical Pastor Rick Warren is now fighting off scammers looking to make a buck off his family's loss. Warren wrote on his Facebook and...
  • Friday, August 02, 2013
  • The Truth About the Church's Fundraising TacticsFriday, August 02, 20133I wish this craziness were the exception, but it seems it is becoming the rule. During one recent week I turned on the tube and witnessed the following: *In a highly charged...
  • Saturday, July 20, 2013
  • Kirk Cameron: YouTube Blocks ‘Unstoppable,’ Labels as ‘Spam, Scam, Deceptive’Saturday, July 20, 201316Charisma News reported earlier Friday that Kirk Cameron’s new film Unstoppable encountered adversity Thursday when Facebook apparently blocked all posts that promote the film. Now...
  • Wednesday, July 03, 2013
  • Televangelist Benny Hinn Heckled at Airport, Called 'World's Greatest Scammer'Wednesday, July 03, 201310Charismatic preacher and worldwide evangelist Benny Hinn was called "world's greatest scammer" by an unidentified heckler as he and his bodyguards walked through Los Angeles...
  • Friday, May 10, 2013
  • Joel Osteen, Rick Warren, Others Warn About Fake Facebook Pages Used For Money ScamsFriday, May 10, 20137Christian ministers like Joel Osteen, Rick Warren and Jamal Bryant are among a number of high-profile individuals and organizations apparently being used by scammers on Facebook...
  • Tuesday, February 26, 2013
  • Feds run extortion scam on doctorsTuesday, February 26, 201326Dr. John Natale of Illinois graduated with honors from Loyola University, graduated medical school from Northwestern University School of Medicine and went on to complete eight...
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2013
  • EPA Ex-boss Jackson Caught Breaking Law, Scamming U.S. TaxpayersWednesday, February 20, 20132The Environmental Protection Agency and its disgraced former boss Lisa Jackson are under fire from lawmakers and activists for, among other reasons, having recently been exposed...
  • Thursday, January 24, 2013
  • Warning: SermonAudio Scam EmailsThursday, January 24, 2013Attention, It has come to our attention that scam emails are being circulated making it appear that they are originating from SermonAudio. Please be aware of this falsehood and...
  • Sunday, January 16, 2011
  • Feds: Individuals claimed church label in tax scamSunday, January 16, 20111A painter, musician and a nurse are among dozens of private individuals encouraged by a North Carolina man to dodge taxes by declaring themselves to be churches, federal...
  • Tuesday, December 21, 2010
  • Warning: Scam Artist, Scott Korren, Preying on MinistersTuesday, December 21, 20105Recently, one of our broadcasters notified us of the following incident. We are posting it here as a warning to others who may encounter the same situation. Please forward this...
  • Wednesday, July 14, 2010
  • Bluetooth at heart of gas station credit-card scamWednesday, July 14, 2010Thieves are stealing credit-card numbers through skimmers they secretly installed inside pumps at gas stations throughout the Southeast, using Bluetooth wireless to transmit...
  • Saturday, November 21, 2009
  • Calif. launches probe into scam targeting churchesSaturday, November 21, 20091California is investigating several companies suspected of bilking churches nationwide of hundreds of thousands of dollars through fraudulent computer leasing schemes, authorities...
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2009
  • The great Baby Einstein scamTuesday, October 27, 2009Parent alert: the Walt Disney Company is now offering refunds for all those “Baby Einstein” videos that did not make children into geniuses. They may have been a great electronic...
  • Monday, May 05, 2008
  • Calif. man accused of investment scam targeting ChristiansMonday, May 05, 2008SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Federal authorities arrested a man accused of running an investment scheme that netted more than $25 million by targeting Christian investors nationwide....
  • Sunday, November 11, 2007
  • MySpace Overcome By Severe Phishing 'Epidemic'; Cyber Superbug Invades Members' Friends Lists, Then Spams RelentlesslySunday, November 11, 2007NEW YORK (CBS) - Social networking giant MySpace stumbled to its knees at the hands of a cyber superbug recently, falling ill to a severe phishing epidemic that is plaguing a vast...
  • Thursday, November 08, 2007
  • Weather Channel Founder: Global Warming ‘Greatest Scam in History’Thursday, November 08, 200727It is the greatest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming; It is a SCAM. Some dastardly scientists with environmental and political...
  • Tuesday, September 04, 2007
  • SermonAudio Alert! DomainUSA Registration Scam!Tuesday, September 04, 2007Attention all users, Please be aware of a domain name registration scam that is attempting to scam consumers, and in particular, our SermonAudio broadcasters. Apparently, there...
  • Monday, December 18, 2006
  • Ohio case draws attention to burgeoning church-based scamsMonday, December 18, 20064McNaughton, former youth assistant at Church of the Open Door, sits in jail without bond. The 51-year-old Canadian was charged last month in federal court with fraud and tax...
  • Thursday, January 19, 2006
  • U.S. couple gets long sentence in Wendy's finger scamThursday, January 19, 20068SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) - A couple who planted a human finger in a bowl of chilli at a Wendy's fast food restaurant was sentenced in California on Wednesday to nine years...
  • Sunday, October 02, 2005
  • Massive church scam haltedSunday, October 02, 20052It seemed like the answer to any congregation's prayers: a small investment in a Christian-based resort company with a guaranteed windfall that would help a church grow by leaps...
  • Friday, July 29, 2005
  • Seduced into scams: Online lovers often dupedFriday, July 29, 20053Smalley shared her version of events with in the hopes that others might not fall for the same trickery. "Never in my wildest dreams would I have ever known that this...
  • Saturday, June 11, 2005
  • ‘Nigerian scams’ keep evolvingSaturday, June 11, 2005The most familiar Nigerian scam is an e-mail offering lots of free money in exchange for helping someone with a name like Barrister Richard Okoya. The offer varies, but the theme...
  • Tuesday, March 15, 2005
  • Beware: Top Five Online ScamsTuesday, March 15, 2005After years of trying to recover from the dot-com hangover, the Internet is booming again. Online retail sales increased by 26 percent in 2004, according to comScore Networks. In...
  • Saturday, December 18, 2004
  • SermonAudio Tip: Scam Emails Targeting SermonAudio ListenersSaturday, December 18, 20048Attention everyone! It has come to our attention that scam emails are being sent to our listeners making it appear that they are originating from SermonAudio or our broadcasters....
  • Wednesday, August 25, 2004
  • Dozens Charged in Crackdown on Spam and ScamsWednesday, August 25, 2004Federal and state law enforcement agencies have quietly arrested or charged dozens of people with crimes related to junk e-mail, identity theft and other online scams in recent...
  • Thursday, August 12, 2004
  • Microsoft touts 'Sender ID' to fight spam, scamsThursday, August 12, 20042Microsoft on Thursday is holding a summit with members of the E-Mail Service Provider Coalition to address the use of Sender ID technology as a standard to fight spam and...
  • Friday, May 28, 2004
  • Drug discount site a scam, FTC saysFriday, May 28, 2004A Web site that promised prescription drug discounts tried to drain $10 million out of checking accounts belonging to 90,000 consumers, and move that money to a private bank...
  • Friday, January 30, 2004
  • Cyber criminals 'phishing' for dollarsFriday, January 30, 2004The e-mail seems legitimate. The logo and the return address match your bank’s, and the official-looking letter below warns that fraudulent activity has been detected in some of...
  • Saturday, June 21, 2003
  • Warning: Look Out For Clever Internet ScamSaturday, June 21, 2003There is a new internet scam making the rounds this week. It was only in play for less than a day, but it may have been clever enough to fool people into providing vital...
  • Friday, April 25, 2003
  • 'Nigerian Scammers' Target SermonAudio MembersFriday, April 25, 2003Attention all Members! It has come to our attention that 'Nigerian Scammers' are still targeting SermonAudio members with their new email scam deception. The following email has...
  • Saturday, April 19, 2003
  • Fake bank site part of Nigerian scamSaturday, April 19, 2003April 17 — They’re certainly persistent. Another flavor of the well-known Nigerian scam has popped up, this one even more elaborate than the familiar e-mail solicitation. The...
  • Tuesday, March 11, 2003
  • PayPal Users Hit With Another ScamTuesday, March 11, 2003Another Internet scam that targets online shoppers who use the EBay PayPal payment service is circulating, according to reports from those who have received the suspicious e-mail...
  • Saturday, March 08, 2003
  • Nigerian scam continues to thriveSaturday, March 08, 2003March 5 — Two new flavors of the age-old Nigerian e-mail scam are making the rounds, and at least one of them appears to be gaining traction. Hundreds of victims have recently...
  • Wednesday, February 26, 2003
  • Beware! Churches warned of e-mail scamsWednesday, February 26, 20031WHITTIER -- The e- mail offering to donate $25 million to St. Michael Orthodox Church in Whittier was from a former military officer who had converted from Islam to Christianity....
  • Sunday, January 26, 2003
  • Religion-based scams take Lord's name in gainSunday, January 26, 2003In her church, trust among members was a given. So when Elizabeth Morgan came into a large chunk of money from her late husband's life insurance policy and a malpractice...
  • Saturday, January 25, 2003
  • Nigerian e-mail scams flourish despite global crackdownSaturday, January 25, 2003Nigerian e-mail scams continue to defraud investors of savings despite efforts by the United States and foreign governments to crack down on the schemes. Secret Service agents in...
  • Wednesday, December 18, 2002
  • Warning: 'Nigerian Scammers' Target SermonAudio MembersWednesday, December 18, 20023Attention all Members! It has come to our attention that 'Nigerian Scammers' are targeting SermonAudio members with their email scam deception. The following email has been...
  • Saturday, October 26, 2002
  • Four men charged with using church as front for scamSaturday, October 26, 2002LOS ANGELES(AP) - Four men have been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly bilking $11 million from donors by creating several phony churches in Orange County whose only...
  • Wednesday, October 23, 2002
  • Who’s sending you all those scam Nigerian e-mails?Wednesday, October 23, 2002Oct. 22 — Perhaps you heard from Daniel A. Oluwa over the past few days. He’s a member of Nigeria’s Federal Audit Committee. He dropped you an e-mail, labeled “Strictly...
  • Thursday, May 23, 2002
  • Nigerian scam spam on the riseThursday, May 23, 2002May 22 — Feel like you’ve gotten more than your fair share of that Nigerian e-mail scam lately? You know, the one that asks you to help a national sneak money out of the country,...
  • Friday, November 30, 2001
  • Italy insurance scam's chainsaw horrorFriday, November 30, 2001It looked like a violent attack on an innocent man. When Andreas Plack, a 23-year-old ex-bouncer from the northern Italian town of Merano, was found lying in a pool of blood...
  • Saturday, September 01, 2001
  • Vatican monsignor charged in insurance scamSaturday, September 01, 2001BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut (AP) -- A monsignor who has counseled Pope John Paul II appeared in court Friday on charges alleging he used his Vatican ties to help an international...
  • Wednesday, August 08, 2001
  • Securities regulators see sharp rise in religious-based scamsWednesday, August 08, 20011At the intersection of old-time religion and old-line Ponzi schemes some 90,000 people in three years have been bilked of nearly $2 billion by con artists promising unearthly...
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