MCSO local fraud alert: Scammers using your family info to obtain thousands of $$$ of gift cards

“A clerk at a local Wal-Mart store is credited with saving a Jensen Beach woman $3,000, after the woman received a phone call that her grandson was in trouble. The woman reported that she received a call from a male who she thought was her grandson … Click here to read more

MCSO: Western Union settles claims re wire transfer system scam, how to file a claim

From The Martin County Sheriff’s Office: “If you lost money to a scammer who had you pay using Western Union between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017, you can now file a claim to get your money back. You must submit a claim by February 12, 2018 … Click here to read more

FPL scam alert

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office has received reports of fraudulent calls from callers who claim they are from FPL. The caller claims they are from FPL and try to convince victims that their power bill payment did not go through or that their power will be shut off due to non-payment. … Click here to read more

Martin County Sheriff warns of telephone scam

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office warns residents about a telephone scam taking place throughout Florida. An unknown male identifying himself as a police officer or deputy with the agency’s traffic department is calling residents and advising them that they have an outstanding red light, or a traffic violation of some type. … Click here to read more

Digital Domain scam: Textor exploited student labor for private profit

New Times investigates and reveals how ex-Digital Domain CEO John Textor exploited students: “Slaves, at least, got room and board. On John Textor’s digital plantation, the labor was going to pay the boss for the privilege of making him rich…the sleaziest aspect of con man Textor’s scuzzy scam has gone completely unremarked locally: the exploitation of student labor for private profit.” … Click here to read more

Florida timeshare resale schemes: scamming the desperate

Timeshare resale schemes have quietly become the most rampant form of consumer fraud in Florida, affecting people across the United States and in some foreign countries. … Click here to read more