These perpetrators have been convicted of fraud or are wanted by authorities in connection with fraud activities.
Many are still behind bars, but as soon as their terms are served, they are quickly back to the streets preying on innocents.
We especially like to include fraud perpetrators who died in prison.
Watch out for the recidivists – they’re the worst!
All fraud is despicable but 26-year old Yonatan Eyob stooped low for this one. On September 7, 2018, Eyob was sentenced to almost three and a half years for scamming the deceased. The city of London was devastated by a massive fire in 2017. Known as the Grenfell Tower fire, the disaster took the lives of 72 people. This [...]
The owner of two fake businesses in London. England was found guilty of conning investors out of nearly $4 million. Dylan Creaven is the man who ran these fake businesses. He targeted elderly investors by selling them carbon credits that didn't even exist. People and businesses usually buy carbon credits to reduce their carbon footprint. His victims were told [...]
Ian James Christiansen, a lawyer from Jacksonville, Florida, is no longer allowed to practice law in Florida. The Florida Supreme Court disbarred him for giving clients wrong legal advice about the growing and selling of marijuana. Christiansen worked with a doctor who did not have the right to practice medicine. Together, they charged a lot of people $799 for [...]
When it comes to fraud, elderly persons are among the most vulnerable. There are a number of schemes specifically targeted for this aging population. For this reason, industries such as home health care, mortgage loans, and law services become regular stomping grounds for fraudsters preying on senior citizens. Carol Dotson, 71, of St. Louis, Missouri used all of those [...]
A travel agent is supposed to take the burden and fear out of travel. Can you imagine running out of money on your anniversary trip? Or being left stranded in an international country? These are just a sampling of the situations that clients at Rhonda’s Travel Corner had to endure. And it wasn’t just a couple of clients but [...]
On July 12, 2018, 25-year-old Veneranda Kyere pleaded guilty for her part in a 2016 armed robbery. Kyere and four others, including one woman and three men, were charged on several counts. According to Niagara Regional Police, the charges include “robbery with a firearm, forcible confinement, pointing a firearm, disguise with intent and uttering threats.” Five other male suspects [...]
The most common consequence of fraud to the victim is money loss. Consequences to the perpetraitor can be fines and jail/prison time, if any. For 19-year-old Hunter Woodson, the price he paid for fraud was with his life. On November 21, 2018, Hunter Woodson was murdered. His killer, 17-year-old Seth Carreras, was angered after being duped by Woodson with [...]
From the big mouse to the big house. In May 2012, three Florida fraudsters were charged with a four-year-long Disney World scheme. Joseph Geiger, Robert Falk and Steven Nero were discovered to have swindled several thousands of dollars at Walt Disney World theme park in Orlando, Florida. Their sneaky scheme involved first reserving their rooms with a valid card. [...]
On August 3, 2017, Amanda Rushing, filed a class-action lawsuit against Disney. The suit alleged violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Defendants in the lawsuit also include software developers Unity Technologies, Upsight Inc. and Kochava Inc. Websites and online services must abide by COPPA requirements if their content is intended for children under 13 years of [...]
In a new twist, an ex-employee of Sony stole about 750,000 from the company with help from a friend. Xavier Gusman worked for Sony at the time. He checked the copyrights to make sure they were correct before Sony paid for them. That was probably where he thought about the idea, along with his pal, Daniel Lachacha. Mr. Lachacha [...]
In yet another story involving Sony, we now hear that they stole an idea from the gaming company, The Just Game Company. The Just Game Company came to Sony and met with their VP of Marketing, John Keller. The Just Game Company, being smart, asked John Keller to sign a confidentiality agreement. But it seems, it did not mean [...]
There is a law in the United States called the Data Prevention Act. Sony’s data was breached and they were fined 250,000 dollars. This is because officials decided that this hack was a “serious breach” and “could have been prevented”. Sony, of course, denies this. Millions of gamers had their information hacked. Things such as emails, dates of birth, [...]
Victor Lustig Born on January 4, 1890 in Hostinné, now a part of the Czech Republic, Victor Lustig is favored with legend status by the media at large. For many of his frauds, he posed as a count of eastern European origins. What he really was, is a sharp little crook who enjoyed a long criminal career with great [...]
Ebay Identity Fraud Account Details Jill Carson, a Milwaukee, WI resident, returned home one day to find a mailed package on her porch. It was from eBay, but she hadn't ordered anything through the online purchasing service. It could have been a gift, but the next day she received a notice from the post office that it was holding [...]
The scariest phone call any parent could ever receive is bad news about a child. There are no exceptions to this. One LE (Law Enforcement) jurisdiction after another currently issue warnings - because this fraud is spreading rapidly. It is, without doubt one of the scariest and ugliest of all the frauds out there. [...]
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Written by David Tracey.