Month: March 2020

Department of Justice Charges Unprecedented Number of Elder Fraud Defendants Nationwide and Launches Hotline

PORTLAND—U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams joined Attorney General William P. Barr, FBI Director Christopher A. Wray, and Chief Postal Inspector Gary R. Barksdale today in announcing the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history. This year, prosecutors charged more than 400 defendants, far surpassing the 260 defendants charged in cases as part of …

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Avoid Becoming A Victim To Romance Scams

This recent FBI Valentine’s Day Bulletin about Romance Fraud is yet another reminder of the perils of online dating. It provides useful guidelines and common sense precautions to help avoid an increasingly sophisticated criminal element that grows in complexity and resourcefulness. Clearly, most of the online opportunities for social interaction are legitimate, and will therefore withstand scrutiny by their users. …

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