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Man Pleads Guilty In $5M Staged Accidents Scam

A Dallas-area man has pleaded guilty to fraud in a $5 million staged traffic accident scheme since 2005. Prosecutors in Dallas say 61-year-old Leroy Nelson of DeSoto pleaded guilty to mail fraud and to engaging in illegal monetary transactions.

03/19/2014

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BBB Warns Of ’1-Ring’ Phone Call Scheme

If you receive a call from area codes belonging to places like Grenada or Antigua and the phone only rings once, the Better Business Bureau warns not to call back. According to the BBB of Minnesota and North Dakota, the calls are part of a scheme being perpetrated by scammers who anticipate victims’ curiosity getting the better of them.

02/04/2014

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Eagan Man Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Real Estate Investors

A 52-year-old Eagan man pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court for participating in a scheme to defraud real estate investors that, when totaled, cost victims more than $1 million.

04/10/2013

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7 Suspects Sentenced For Restaurant Credit Card Fraud

A 36-year-old man was sentenced to eight years in prison Thursday, marking the final sentence of seven suspects involved in a credit card skimming operation.

01/19/2012