Posts Tagged ‘fraud’

June 23rd, 2022 - 12:25 pm § in Health

Fake abortion clinics lure women to inflict anti-abortion propaganda

Google’s search engine sending women to these fake clinics is causing an uproar; watch video below. At least 50 of these deceptive clinics operate in Washington State; see story here. The women who visit these clinics are told “that birth control doesn’t work, that abortion dooms them [...]

June 2nd, 2022 - 11:40 pm § in America, Biden, Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics

The Hunter Biden laptop trail

The purported Hunter Biden laptop, and at least some of the salacious material on it, apparently are authentic, Mother Jones says (in a story here). But the Chinese connection alleged by Trump backers is fake. “The effort to publicize compromising emails, images, and videos from the device in[...]

April 9th, 2022 - 8:48 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts

Trumper pleads guilty to skimming border wall donations

Two things prominent rightwing figures seem to share in common is they like the trappings of fancy lifestyles (e.g., yachts) and they pay for them by stealing from their supporters. And as Mother Jones puts it (here), “The right-wing grift, long a staple of the US political scene, reached a k[...]

April 3rd, 2022 - 2:50 pm § in Health

Beware telemedicine fraud (video)

A phone call could cost you thousands of dollars. Watch this segment from the April 1, 2022, NBC Nightly News broadcast to learn how crooks exploit telemedicine to steal your money. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

November 11th, 2021 - 12:12 pm § in Health

Vaccination is free, fake cards aren’t

If you get scammed by this, you deserve it. “The hidden market for fake vaccine cards has been growing as more states start to enforce vaccine mandates for public gatherings, and employers require proof of vaccination,” the Guardian reported (here), and “many of the people offeri[...]

November 5th, 2021 - 1:28 pm § in Law and Courts

Followup: Derek Chauvin’s tax troubles and strategic divorce

Prosecutors have filed tax evasion charges against convicted killer cop Derek Chauvin and his wife Kellie (photo, left), a former “Mrs. Minnesota,” alleging they concealed nearly half a million dollars of income in the five years preceding Chauvin’s murder of George Floyd. They als[...]

October 25th, 2021 - 2:57 pm § in Law and Courts, Misc.

Portrait of a thief

This attractive woman leaning on a fancy car isn’t a model posing for a car ad. She’s a criminal, and bought the car with proceeds from a fraud scheme. (Read story here.) Back in 2014, the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot (how do newspapers come up with such names?) lauded her as a hard-working b[...]

January 21st, 2021 - 6:47 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Pennsylvania’s 3 known voting fraud cases involve Trump supporters

Following the contentious 2020 presidential election, a total of 3 Pennsylvania residents have been charged by authorities with voting fraud. Bruce Bartman, 70, used his dead mother’s driver’s license to obtain an absentee ballot and voted in her name. He used his late mother-in-law̵[...]

September 29th, 2020 - 7:49 am § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts

Watergate prosecutor: Trump and Ivanka are jail bait

     A former Watergate prosecutor who investigated Nixon’s taxes says the revelations about Trump’s taxes could send him and his daughter to prison. Read story here.      “Tax evasion is a five-year felony,” said Nick Akerman. “It’s a pretty serious crime, and the more mon[...]

September 14th, 2020 - 3:04 pm § in Politics

GOP hoaxer gets caught staging fake FBI raid on himself

If you see the name “Jacob Wohl” on anything, write it off as a hoax. Because it is. That includes today’s FBI raid on Wohl’s partner in intellectual crimes, Jack Burkman, which was staged by Wohl and Burkman with actors hired through Craigslist posing as FBI agents. The sche[...]