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1 year 9 months ago

Marketers fooling you with greenwashing

Greenwashing: it's when a company uses images or terms to make consumers believe a product is more environmentally friendly than it really is, and it happens more than you might think. We've seen the symbols and know the lingo-- terms like 'natural', 'green' and 'organic'-- but it's not all...

2 years 2 weeks ago

Man creates cancer scheme to get money

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina man has been arrested after authorities say he scammed people for money by claiming his son had cancer. The Herald of Rock Hill reports today that William Lorenzo Moffitt, 28, was arrested last week on charges including obtaining goods by false pretenses....

4 years 6 days ago

Former Colorado Mormon bishop sent to prison

A former stockbroker accused of running a $21 million Ponzi scheme from his suburban Denver home for 15 years has been sentenced to 12½ years in federal prison. Victims packed the courtroom Tuesday when U.S. District Judge Marcia Krieger sentenced Shawn Merriman. He had pleaded guilty to defrauding at...

4 years 9 months ago

Billion dollar fraud scheme in Florida

A once high-flying South Florida attorney is now facing federal criminal charges that he operated an investment fraud scheme using faked legal settlements. Prosecutors are expected to file criminal racketeering charges Tuesday against lawyer Scott Rothstein, according to two law enforcement officials speaking on condition of anonymity because of the...

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