Ukraine Scammers Ukraine Dating Scams

September 8, 2011

http://businessthink.org/ukraine-scammers/ukraine-scammers-ukraine-dating-scams/

Reminds me of that song….. “Look’in for love in all the wrong places….”.  😉


Fraud Involving Online Auto Sales

September 5, 2011

http://www.autocreditexpress.com/blog/2011/09/05/bad-credit-auto-loans-and-online-used-car-fraud/

http://www.clcpi.com


Insurance Commissioner Jones Announces Sentencing of Los Angeles Attorney for Insurance Fraud

August 21, 2011

http://insurance.ca.gov/0400-news/0100-press-releases/2011/release109-11.cfm

This is great news! We as consumers need more convictions like this. The fiscal impact of insurance fraud is horrible. We’re all paying for it….

Now, I have to make this comment. That Attorney is not the only Lawyer on the block that is involved in anything like this. I know of one in Encino, CA that does the same thing.

Another problem that I see is the economics of criminal prosecution. You see, in Los Angeles County, unless you have a huge dollar amount involved, that woyld potentially be noteworthy in the media, you will mot get your case for insurqnce fraud filed with the D.A. for prosecution. It doesnt matter if its a staged accident ring, an owner give up theft scheme, durable mwdical goods, or a medical mill (to name a few). If the case does not involve a dollar amount that will A.) Bring the D.A. good press, or B.) Have a high enough dollar amount that would easily justify spending the money to take the case to trial, and then C.) Is a complete slam dunk of a cas with all corpus fulfilled and everything easily proven beyond a reasonable doubt…. It just aint gonna get dealt with here in L.A.

Thats pretty tragic! The way I see it, enforcement of the law is not about prestige and fame. Nor is it about how much it costs.  Neither is it about a higher probability that the prosecuter will obtain a conviction.

Its about doing the right thing and protecting the citizens of the State of California.

You dont seek fame for doing that job. You do whatever it takes at any and all costs. And you dont need it spoon fed to you. You work hard and do the absolute best you can at your job!

Ive met some good D.A.’s – dont get me wrong. But, it seems to me that there are those that are more concerned about the politics involved.

I have met a lot of great Investigators at Dept. Of Insurance CDI, and some true experts on the topic in the Insurance industry. My hat is off to them, and they deserve everything!

Here’s novel idea: Maybe the D.A.’s office should step out of the way and let the folks in the trenches do their jobs! Then the D.A. should do theirs-present the evidence, make the arguement, and get the conviction. Hhmmm?


Mortgage fraud: an industry that won’t quit – Al Lewis – MarketWatch

August 20, 2011

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/mortgage-fraud-an-industry-that-wont-quit-2011-08-19?reflink=MW_GoogleNews

The FBI arent the only one’s that are busy. Private parties have bombarded Private Investigators with mortgage fraud cases…..


Los Angeles County Jail Inmates Engaging in New Phone Fraud Scam

August 19, 2011

Los Angeles County Jail Inmates Engaging in New Phone Fraud Scam

Posted: 18 Aug 2011 10:17 AM PDT

Beware – inmates who are incarcerated in the Los Angeles County jail are targeting random members of the public with a new phone fraud scam. Inmates are calling people and yelling “Emergency!” while a recorded warning plays that states the call is from an inmate so that the receiver of the call cannot hear the warning.

The inmate then states that he works at the jail and has information about a loved one that has been injured or arrested and tells the victim to call a sergeant for more information. This is where the “prank” call turns into fraud and ends up costing the victim. The inmate instructs the victim to dial *72 followed by a phone number, the number of which is usually to a girlfriend or a fellow gang member. *72 is actually a code that transfers a call to the phone number that follows it.

Inmates then make calls to that number without the victim’s knowledge at the expense of the victim. And because collect calls are so expensive, victim’s phone bills can total thousands of dollars before they even become aware of the issue.

Law enforcement urges anyone who appears to be a victim of this scam to hang up and call their local sheriff’s department.


FBI sees mortgage fraud growing as economy stumbles

August 18, 2011

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE77B61720110812?irpc=932


Insurance Commissioner Jones Announces Conviction of Medical Provider for Insurance Fraud

August 14, 2011

http://www.insurance.ca.gov/0400-news/0100-press-releases/release105-11.cfm


LA-area truck-theft ring targeting Toyota Tacomas | abc7.com

August 13, 2011

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=8302237

I didnt gwt out my reference book, but based on the year of the Toyotas that are being stolen Im going to venture to say that they are being easily stolen due to their not have an ignition transponder.


Judge: Anthony must serve check fraud probation

August 12, 2011

 

Judge: Anthony must serve check fraud probation

The Judge ordered Casey Anthony back to Florida to serve out her year on probation. Nice! I guess you can’t run off too far.

I heard something the other day that Casey Anthony is on a list of the Most Hated People in America? Is that true?


Doctor pleads guilty to 40 felony counts of fraud The Orange County Register

August 7, 2011

http://m.ocregister.com/news/patients-310972-guilty-pleaded.html