Tag Archives: Crime

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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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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ATM Machine Skimmers Won’t Go Away

A gang in Texas was able to manufacture the fronts for credit card skimmers using a new process that uses an ink jet printer. The skimmer components typically include a card skimmer that fits over the card acceptance slot and … Continue reading

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Guilty Pleas in California Bid Rigging Scam

Don't get caught conspiring with anyone to not bid against each other at foreclosure auctions.  It could prove to be very costly, indeed. Eight Bay Area real estate investors have agreed to plead guilty for their parts in two conspiracies … Continue reading

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Credit Card Skimmers Still in Business

A credit card skimmer was discovered on an ATM machine at a Sparks bank. The customers complained when they did not get their receipts. This is a reminder that the bad guys are still hanging around.  Use this knowledge to … Continue reading

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More Identity Theft Scamming

I had previously reported on thieves stealing identity information using skimmers attached to gasolline pumps. A new wrinkle has surfaced where the scammer glues the “enter”, “cancel” and “clear” buttons on ATM machines.  The user then goes inside the bank … Continue reading

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More on Gasoline Pump Identity Thefts

Two men were arrested by police in Utah on charges they illegally hooked up skimmer devices to gasoline pumps to gather personal identification information from customers. Many gas pumps were targeted in Reno, but the incidents seemed to stop following … Continue reading

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Call your Congress Critter: Stop Obamacare

Call your Congress  Critter!  Don’t let them pass this monstrosity.  Don’t let them trample the Constitution. Dial: 877-762-8762 or 202-224-3121 for the Capitol switchboard. Ask for specific office. Check http://www.nrcc.org/CodeRed/targets for specific names.

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More Identity Theft at ATM Machines

Police suspect an Armenian organized crime ring out of Southern California is a major player in identity theft in the Reno / Sparks area. The thieves place credit card skimmers on ATM machines and gasoline pumps to harvest credit card … Continue reading

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