People across the U.S. are now receiving more random items from China—like socks and nail stickers—that they did not purchase.
"The suspects convinced the resident it was necessary to enter her home to check the water," according to a Facebook post. "As the resident was distracted during the 'alleged' inspection, other suspects went through her belongings inside the home, stealing jewelry."
The livestreams, which were viewed by tens of thousands of people before being removed by YouTube, offered a fake "bitcoin giveaway" that promised to double cryptocurrency donations.
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"It is a gateway for bad actors to find their way into your world. The virus is not the only invisible enemy. Be vigilant against all threats!" a Maine police department warned this week.
Some Americans eligible for the scheme have begun to see the one-off payments arrive in their accounts, while millions more are waiting for the delivery of paper checks.
"They're attempting to rob the house. If you see someone approaching your house in a white lab coat or mask claiming to be a CDC worker, do not let them in," one Florida police department said.
Police in Roswell, Georgia say an elderly man forked over tens of thousands of dollars after an online con artist convinced him he was dating a woman from Dubai.
David Andrade pleaded not guilty to charges including larceny over $1,200 and a public employee standards of conduct violation.
Helen Dove, 31, impersonated 15 employees, doctored bank statements, forged employment contracts and faked job interviews to convince a friend that she had been hired, police said.
The Manor Independent School District said the FBI and Manor Police Department are investigating an incident involving the scam.
"It ended up being a counterfeit ticket, it's what the industry calls a cut-and-paste," said Jay Ledbetter, director of security at the Mississippi Lottery Corporation after the men were caught.
A jury in Kansas City has convicted Henry Asomani of facilitating a wire fraud scheme in which he aided a group of co-conspirators in bilking lonely people out of their money using a variety of scams.
Authorities are searching for a woman they say claimed to be "psychic" while running an allegedly fraudulent scheme where she promised to "bless" and "double" the money of her victims.
Rachel Doran pled guilty in court this week to stealing the £11,160 her fiance and his friends had put together for a bachelor party trip to Ibiza.
Norwich, Vermont lost almost $250,000 to an email scam, which could have been stopped by better interoffice communication.
U.S. attorneys claim that five people committed fraud in connection by staging an accident with a commercial truck, according to an Thursday indictment. They were allegedly assisted in the scheme by an unnamed attorney.
Police have warned of an increasing number of ticket scams centered on World Series games between the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros, and recommend consumers exercise particular caution when buying tickets online or over the phone.
Authorities arrested a New York man and his mother Wednesday for allegedly offering and promoting a notorious fake cancer "cure" online. The bogus treatment contains cyanide and scientists say it offers no medical benefit.
Adam Joiner promised Chinese investors that Don Murphy, who produced several films in the 'Transformers' franchise, would be attached to the film.
Rick Koerber, who became infamous in Utah for his "Free Capitalist" real estate investment seminars, has been given 14 years in federal prison for running what prosecutors called a Ponzi scheme.
The suspect, who went by the name "Eva Maria," had convinced several people who lived near her that she had psychic powers.
The GoFundMe page said homeless veteran Johnny Bobbitt gave Katelyn McClure his last $20, when her car suddenly ran out of gas on the highway.
CEO Mitch Lowe reportedly ordered employees to change the passwords of users without their knowledge last year when the company temporarily ran out of funds.
The man's victims included a police officer and a San Diego state attorney, local media reported.
The alleged fraud cost the tech giant some $900,000.
"The bottom line: Republicans sold the tax scam as a way to create jobs and help workers. They lied," Bernie Sanders tweeted
Jessica Henry, 31, and Gregory Dushan, 28, were charged last week for conning more than $50,000 and property from a DeLand veteran.
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