Scammers are once again taking advantage of a hot news item by using the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as a springboard to launch their con jobs.
A British Petroleum oil rig off the coast of Louisiana exploded on April 20th killing 11 workers and injuring 17. Two days later the rig toppled over and shortly thereafter estimates were being made that the damaged well was leaking over 1,000 barrels of crude oil daily.
After one month and numerous… Continue
Added by Scamraider on May 27, 2010 at 10:48am —
The FBI continues to receive reports of counterfeit check schemes targeting U.S. law firms. As previously reported, scammers send e-mails to lawyers, claiming to be overseas and seeking legal representation to collect delinquent payments from third parties in the U.S. The law firm receives a retainer agreement, invoices reflecting the amount owed, and a check payable to the law firm. The firm is instructed to extract the retainer fee, including any other fees associated with the… Continue
Added by Scamraider on May 26, 2010 at 3:13pm —
John Siebert, MD
George Pavia Esq. (Pavia), Kenneth Gomez Esq. (Gomez), John Siebert MD (Siebert), Joe Burke Esq. - Russo Burke (Burke) finance and create a foiled forgery and fraud on the Internet and again plot to defraud Google and YouTube. Scamraiders and Jim Couri Network have diligently, with proof, reported on and exposed these persons’ corruption, tax evasion, perjury, tampering, and probable bribery… Continue
Added by Scamraider on May 25, 2010 at 4:30pm —
Summertime, the season for extended vacations and tourists trips, is prime money-making time to the scammers who make a bulk of their money off of non-local visitors. The travel numbers are going to rise this summer for the first time in over five years, and it’s to be expected that the con men are going to be salivating over the increase in potential victims.
AAA projects an increase of over 5% in travelers that venture 50 miles or further from home this Memorial Day… Continue
Added by Scamraider on May 25, 2010 at 3:56pm —
Scamraiders has talked a great deal about court corruption in New York and elsewhere in America. If we do not take affirmative steps to clean out all of the rotten apples that contaminate our judicial system, and that contaminate the respectable vocation of an attorney, we can be headed for grave and serious consequences.
On May 23rd, 2010, Fareed Zakaria of CNN aired an expose "The Real Life Russian Nightmare" We ask all to spend the time and look and listen to this show, being… Continue
Added by Scamraider on May 24, 2010 at 2:46pm —
John Siebert, MD, Scamraiders learned and confirmed, has been fired, terminated and 'booted out' of NYU Medical Center. This we have learned is after NYU conducted a full investigation and a hearing into Siebert's abuses, and vulture sex-capades with patients and others, some we have heard on hospital staff and at the hospital.
Siebert is clearly a demented sicko and we stand behind all of Scamraiders documented exposes into this sociopath's activities. We at Scamraiders applaud NYU… Continue
Added by Scamraider on May 24, 2010 at 2:30pm —
A recent report says that car accidents staged by scammers in an effort to collect fraudulent insurance claims are on the rise. These bogus wrecks affect all car owners’ insurance rates and can lead to a large increase in the premium rates for those unlucky enough to be an unwilling participant in these well-planned crashes.
A report was released on May 10, 2010 by the National Insurance Crime Bureau which showed that questionable claims from staged accidents increased 46%… Continue
Added by Scamraider on May 20, 2010 at 1:58pm —
Finding a company to help with the resale of a timeshare in vacation property can be a minefield of potential scam artists and shady businesses. Last week we wrote about the new purchase of time shares and the inherent dangers of being scammed that lie therein. This week we will focus on those who already own a timeshare and are looking to move stake in the vacation home.
Unfortunately, with the economy in a rut and most people cutting every corner to scrimp and save, the… Continue
Added by Scamraider on May 19, 2010 at 2:56pm —
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the good, old-fashioned copy machine. But, as Armen Keteyian reports, advanced technology has opened a dangerous hole in data security.
Watch CBS News Videos… Continue
Added by Scamraider on May 18, 2010 at 3:55pm —
We have recently learned that Jim Couri Network: News, Views and Exposes is gaining tremendous traction and traffic. We assume such traffic is occurring because of the pointed interest people are taking in the exposes of all such blogs. It appears that Robert Kurzman, Esq. is extremely anxious to "gag" Jim Couri Network from exposing the can of worms he finds himself in.
Mr. Kurzman and his law office appear to have concocted a "Wag the Dog" scheme to disenfranchise Jim's… Continue
Added by Scamraider on May 18, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Jay Itkowitz, Esq.
George Pavia, Esq.
Scamraiders investigators and staff have conducted in depth research involving the Pavia corruption ongoing in the Unified Courthouse. We have carefully reviewed Madden's decisions in over 50 motions in connection with George and Antonia Pavia and Jim Couri and the Pavia brownstone---18 E 73rd Street, NYC. On interviews and uncovering… Continue
Added by Scamraider on May 18, 2010 at 3:30pm —
During a recent visit to New York I was enjoying a peaceful stroll down Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn. The night before, New York had been anything but peaceful. Times Square had been evacuated after the now infamous car bomb abandoned on the street in an attempt to carry out a deadly terrorist attack.
I decided to stop the first New York Police Officer I see and let him know how much their service to the community is appreciated, especially their fight against terrorism. I spotted a… Continue
Added by Scamraider on May 17, 2010 at 7:46am —
The FBI warns individuals need to be cautious when posting rental properties and real estate on-line. The IC3 continues to receive numerous complaints from individuals who have fallen victim to scams involving rentals of apartments and houses, as well as postings of real estate online.
Rental scams occur when the victim has rental property advertised and is contacted by an interested party. Once the rental price is agreed-upon, the scammer forwards a check for the… Continue
Added by Scamraider on May 17, 2010 at 7:20am —
Check fraud is a trend which seems to be on the uptick. If you put a check in your mailbox to pay a bill, you could be at risk for check washing scams.
In 2007, a report from the United States Secret Service estimated that check fraud cost the United States financial systems $5 billion a year. Check washing is thought to account for almost $815 million worth of that total.
The scam itself is pretty simple. The crooks steal mail from residential mailboxes in an… Continue
Added by Scamraider on May 13, 2010 at 3:08pm —
In the midst of a tight economy and in the wake of the new national healthcare reform bill, State and Federal regulators are warning about a surge in healthcare-related scams. Better Business Bureau advises consumers to do their research before signing up for insurance coverage because their personal and financial health is on the line.
According to an October 2009 survey conducted by the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, 57 percent of state fraud bureaus reported a higher… Continue
Added by Scamraider on May 12, 2010 at 2:45pm —
Ownership of a timeshare in a vacation or destination property is often accompanied by the burden of having to navigate through the ranks opportunistic scammers and shady middle men. This holds true for both new buyers and those looking to resell a previously purchased timeshare.
Vacation time is almost here, and many will be looking to spend a week away with the family the time-honored summer tradition. Whether a beach house or more rustic setting is on the agenda, buying… Continue
Added by Scamraider on May 10, 2010 at 2:08pm —
Scamraiders 'as a public service' herewith provides full documentary evidence of the systematic & willful tax evasion & scheming of John Siebert MD his PC and Antonia & George Pavia Esq. You will see by the legal outlines exhibited below that were prepared by a major law office & tax attorneys just how Siebert swindled the federal & state tax man for millions by fraudulent allocations of repayments of loans as false 'consulting fees.'
Added by Scamraider on May 10, 2010 at 2:00pm —
The Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit has created yet another opportunity for con artists. Consumer protection officials around the country say they regularly receive complaints from seniors and other consumers who say they were contacted by fake companies claiming that they were "authorized" or "funded" by Medicare to make telephone or door-to-door contact with beneficiaries. Protect yourself by learning the following five scams to watch out… Continue
Added by Scamraider on May 7, 2010 at 5:25pm —
A new rash of scammers posing as officials has recently been in the news. Several months ago, we wrote about the dangers of what we called “government scams” where the con artists posed as census workers, IRS agents and… Continue
Added by Scamraider on May 6, 2010 at 4:50pm —
New York Professional Disciplinary Rules mandate that lawyers do not engage in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation. It is also mandated that lawyers shall not present or participate in presenting, or threatening to present, criminal charges to obtain advantage in civil matters. See Professional Disciplinary Rules in Scamraiders Archives. These Rules and companion Criminal Codes are supposed to protect the public from being victimized and targeted by… Continue
Added by Scamraider on May 6, 2010 at 3:30pm —