Category Archives: Fraud

Foreclosure Specialist Indicted over Kickbacks

This AP story was less than clear to me. As I read it, Granillo was a Fannie Mae employee who sought to augment his income through illegal kickbacks. So, the bottom line is that corruption is alive and well throughout … Continue reading

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Skimmer Scammers Just Won’t Go Away

I am even, myself, amazed at how long I have neglected this blog. And you are still here. And no, I’m not trying to rub it in. Anyhow, the skimmer scammer stories just keep coming. And, I wanted to keep … Continue reading

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Is Your Bank PIN # Secure?

In earlier posts I discussed security and scams. Numerous times I reported on credit card skimmers and how to avoid them. I also covered phishing scams. Now here is an article discussing the PIN numbers and how we choose them. … Continue reading

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Harry Reid Wants Higher Electric Rates for Nevada. Surprise, It’s for Rory

Harry Reid,our esteemed Senator thinks we Nevadans have a lot more money to be able to pay for “Green” energy. What this means is that he wants us to pay for his adventures in renewable energy, yes, the same renewable … Continue reading

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Reno Loses 300,000 Taxpayer Dollars on Parking Meters

Did you notice the story in the Sunday RGJ? I’ll link to it even though I do not have access, but you might. Apparently the city of Reno is out more than $300,000 through their investment in, get ready, parking … Continue reading

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Another One Bites the Dust

It’s not that you haven’t heard this story before, or maybe one just like it. Amonix recently closed its 214,000 sq ft solar manufacturing plant near Las Vegas. The closure came about a year after the plant opened. So, what … Continue reading

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More on ATM Skimmer Scams

I posted previously about credit card skimmers that had been placed on gas pumps and also on ATM machines. The skimmers are used to harvest the credit card information and sometimes use a pinhole camera in conjunction with the skimmer. … Continue reading

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