Scam Alert: People Pretending to by with the FTC are asking for Bank Account Information

by Nat Wood Associate Director, Consumer & Business Education, FTC Here at the FTC, we’re known for getting things done on behalf of regular people. Unfortunately, sometimes scammers try to take advantage of our good reputation. The latest example: Some people have gotten an email that claims to be from Maureen Ohlhausen, the FTC’s Acting

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Crime Fighting is Getting High-Tech

Law enforcement is investing in the next generation of police gadgets to prevent law enforcement from being in danger. These new technologies, such as robotics and artificial intelligence, will hopefully get law enforcement out of the line of fire and not only protect their lives, but the lives of the public as well. Some of

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Two People Found Dead in Marijuana Related Home Invasion in Sacramento

Two people were found dead in a Sacramento street last Sunday after an attempted home invasion on a house that was growing marijuana illegally. The incident happened on the 5900 block of 68th Street, where the two dead bodies were found lying in the middle of the road. The identities of the two people killed

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$40 Million Southern California Medical Scheme Discovered

26 people have been charged in a medical scheme where doctors were bribed to prescribe medications and balms, which had no known medical value, in order to overcharge patients in the process. The 26 doctors and other medical professionals are accused of defrauding almost 13,000 patients in Southern California. The scheme produced almost $40 million

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Report Claims that Law Enforcement will stop Pursuing Almost 79,000 Fugitives

An interesting report that was originally published in 2014 by USA Today is still alarming even today. Especially, with the news that two state legislators want to reform the bail system in California, with SB 10 and AB 42, to allow people that are pending trial to be released without bail. The report by USA

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Mexican State Attorney General Arrested on Suspicion of Drug Trafficking

Last month, the attorney general for the Mexican state of Nayarit, Edward Veytia, was arrested after crossing from Tijuana’s A.L. Rodríguez International Airport to San Diego through the Cross-Border Xpress Bridge. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports: A federal grand jury in New York City on March 2 had charged Veytia with conspiring to manufacture, distribute, import

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Confusion Takes Over, Immigration Officials Release Details of Arrests

According to Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times: Federal officials on Monday released details about an immigration sweep in Los Angeles and surrounding counties last week that resulted in the arrest of 161 people living in the country illegally. In response to the protests and panic in immigrant communities that erupted as word spread of U.S. Immigration

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14-Year Old African American Female Behind: @KoolKidsKlanKKK Account

In Baltimore a 14-year old African American female was charged for sending a threatening tweet that read: “We’re planning to attack tomorrow” to Arundel High School.   According to CBS Baltimore, “authorities interviewed the girl while she was with her parents, and police say she admitted to creating the Twitter account and sending the threatening

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San Francisco Transit System Under Cyber Attack = Free Rides

A PC Ransomware was placed on computers which control San Francisco’s light rail and Muni system. The hackers demanded $70,000 in Bitcoin to release the system.  According to reports: In a statement in broken, seemingly machine-translated English, cryptom27@yandex.com wrote, “we don’t attention to interview and propagate news ! our software working completely automatically and we

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3% of Americans Own 50% of the Guns in America

In a recent Harvard-Northeastern survey of gun owners, they found that 78% of American adults don’t own any guns, while 19% legally own 50% of guns and another 3% also legally own the other 50%, is there really a gun epidemic? With just 22% of Americans legally owning all the guns in the United States,

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