Scams in the News (8/10/2009)

Earl Lawery Matthews and Reyanne Briand have been found guilty of fraud and sentenced to three years in prison. (CBC)

Earl Lawery Matthews and Reyanne Briand have been found guilty of fraud and sentenced to three years in prison. (CBC)

Internet Scams Just Keep on Coming – Our Computer Crimes Unit just finished a three-month investigation in which a Naperville resident learned that nearly $20,000 was removed from his stock trading account. This was done by either a “phishing scam” or a Key logging trojan virus that was placed in the victim’s computer.

Scam targets prospective renters on Craigslist – How does renting a luxury home for only a $1,000 a month sound? Too good to be true? It probably is. It’s tricking would-be tenants into spending a lot of money for nothing.

£4m ‘internet ticket scam’ 5 to face charge – Exclusive – Up to 18,000 buyers were left empty-handed for the Beijing Olympics, festivals and football games after Xclusive Tickets went into liquidation last August.

N.L. internet scammers sent to jail – A man and a woman who scammed people in Newfoundland and Quebec out of hundreds of thousands of dollars have each been sentenced to three years in jail.

Scammers using fake IRS e-mails, forms to steal – Consumers are being targeted for identity theft by fraudulent e-mails purporting to send them to the Internal Revenue Service’s Web site. Some of the scams are new and some have been used for some time, according to Sue Hales, IRS spokeswoman, in a statement.

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