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If you got a robocall from a cruise line in the last few years you may be able to get up to $900 from a class action.  Enter your phone number to see if you are eligible (I was)

 FTC says 1/3 of Americans have been enrolled and ripped off by autopay plans that charge them every month — without permission

Police in India bust two more call centers of IRS impersonators; arrest 8; names of 4000 Americans found; rooms had 50 employees

 Lithuanian man extradited to the US and indicted for Business Email Compromise fraud that took Google and FaceBook for $100 million

 Quebec man who pleaded guilty to Grandparent fraud in Brooklyn, and laundering Moneypak proceeds, has case sentencing delayed due to reports he claimed to also own a boiler room in the Dominican Republic

 Prison for man from India sentenced in Miami

  • He collected and moved money from victims of IRS impersonators and grant frauds
  • Collected money from Western Union/MoneyGram, Green Dot, transferred funds to India
  • Article explains how he moved the money

 Tip of the week – how to end unwanted mail.  Many of us get catalogs, credit card offers, and other information in our mail that just goes to the trash.  Legitimate companies spend money to send that material, and would save money by not sending it.  This piece from the FTC explains how to stop such mail, how to get on the do not call list, and how to stop credit card and other credit offers.  Sorry, none of these will stop frauds from sending material.  But here is an article that explains how bogus sweepstakes, psychic and phony charity mail work.

 Fraud News Around the World

FTC and CFPB

IRS fraud

ATM Skimming

Romance Scam Fraud    

Ransomware

Jamaican Sweepstakes Fraud

 Just for fun….

 Don’t prejudge older guys with guns….

 Add to the News! Have you seen a recent prosecution or other fraud information that others should know about?  Send it into the Baker Fraud Report at steve@bakerfraudreport.com

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