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Darnell Lanier, the ring leader, was sentenced in the case. Darnell Lanier, the ring leader, was sentenced in the case.

Consumer Alert: Cracking the code

Postal inspectors busted a multi-million dollar scheme involving identity theft and fraudulent checks once they cracked an intricate code thieves were using on social media. More>>

Consumer Alert: Child support scam hurts children

Con artists set up a business to collect child support payments, but kept the money. Con artists set up a business to collect child support payments, but kept the money.

The promise to collect child support payments from a non-custodial parent seemed like a legitimate business, but as postal inspectors discovered, the con artists who set up the business had only one thing in mind and it wasn't helping children. More>>

CONSUMER ALERT: Con artists trick consumers and businesses at the same time

There's a massive counterfeit check scam all started when con artists got access to one check from one legitimate company. More>>

Consumer Alert: Hanging up the phone could to save you thousands Video included

Ray Gibbs lost thousands in foreign lottery scam. Ray Gibbs lost thousands in foreign lottery scam.

Some simple advice that can save you thousands in a foreign lottery scam. More>>

Consumer Alert: Mortgage company forces victims into foreclosure

Jay Dunlap conned victims out of money and their homes. Jay Dunlap conned victims out of money and their homes.

One man used his mortgage company to help those with poor credit.  In reality, he ended up forcing them into foreclosure through a web of lies and deceit. More>>

Consumer Alert: Financial sociopath stole millions from clients Video included

Wes Rhodes was convicted of mail fraud and money laundering. Wes Rhodes was convicted of mail fraud and money laundering.

One financial adviser deemed a financial sociopath stole more than $40 million from his clients for more than 20 years before he was caught.
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Consumer Alert: Financial advisor steals millions from clients Video included

The nationwide fraud affected accounts totaling $190 million and Kahler spent the money on himself. The nationwide fraud affected accounts totaling $190 million and Kahler spent the money on himself.

For most of Kahler's career, he was very successful and honest, but then authorities say he changed course.
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Consumer Alert: Home video helps authorities catch mail thieves

Home video catches theives stealing mail from victim's mailboxes. Home video catches theives stealing mail from victim's mailboxes.

Consumers often don't know their identity has been stolen until their next bank statement arrives a month later. More>>

Consumer Alert: Avoiding scams on social media

The next time you hear about an investment from a friend or even a church group, be extra cautious. More>>

Consumer Alert: Four words to watch out for when investing in a scam

Postal inspectors say to listen for the words 'guaranteed rate of return.' Postal inspectors say to listen for the words 'guaranteed rate of return.'

There are four words to listen for when someone is trying to sell you an investment. More>>

Consumer Alert: Suspicious packages lead to reveal of identity theft scam

ID theft victim had hired thieves to paint her house years earlier. ID theft victim had hired thieves to paint her house years earlier.

One woman in Chicago discovered her identity had been stolen in a unique scheme that was quite personal.
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Consumer Alert: Scam targeting elderly in Nebraska

Siouxland law enforcement agencies are working to get the word out about A scam that is targeting the elderly.The ongoing "grandparent's scam" was reported earlier this week in the City of Norfolk and other areas of Northeast Nebraska .Captain Michael Bauer with the Norfolk Police said that scam usually involves an elderly citizen receiving a phone call or an e-mail from someone who identifies themselves as their grandchild .Norfolk Police Captain Michael Bauer said "We... More>>

Consumer Alert: Counterfeit money order scam proves there's no such thing as a free lunch

Counterfeit money orders cost scam victims hundreds. Counterfeit money orders cost scam victims hundreds.

There's no such thing as a free lunch, but scam artists are hoping you'll think otherwise. More>>

Consumer Alert: Charity acted as a front for international gemstone scam

Be leery of a guaranteed return on your investment. Be leery of a guaranteed return on your investment.

Authorities say a minister betrayed those who trusted him by stealing millions. More>>

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