grahams + fraud   8

How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions
"Jerome Jacobson and his network of mobsters, psychics, strip club owners, and drug traffickers won almost every prize for 12 years, until the FBI launched Operation ‘Final Answer.’"
fraud  mcdonalds  food  contests  crime  mafia  mob 
july 2018 by grahams
Identity Theft, Credit Reports, and You
"Was an account opened in your name without your consent? Great, you’re in the right place. The rest of this article assumes that you’ve either checked a credit report or been told by a bank that an account exists in your name which you didn’t open. (There exist steps related to the below to help improve one’s situation in the circumstance where your problem is that you’ve not paid debts you legitimately owed, but that problem is out of scope here.)"
debt  creditreport  credit  finance  fraud  theft  howto  advice  future 
september 2017 by grahams
Harry Shearer: Why My 'Spinal Tap' Lawsuit Affects All Creators
""We are motivated by a desire to highlight the longstanding and improper accounting practices in the music and film industries," actor writes"
economics  fraud  hollywood  spinaltap  shearer  lawsuit 
april 2017 by grahams
The U.S. Government Is a Sham. The Federal Reserve Is Running a Secret Bond Market. Global Finance Is Controlled by an “Upperworld” of Rogue Black-Ops Fixers.
And other things that Sam Israel, the Ponzi schemer who cheated investors of $450 million and faked his own suicide, truly believed.
money  fraud  conmen  stories  conspiracy 
july 2012 by grahams
Why Isn't Wall Street in Jail? [longform.org]
Meanwhile, in a demonstration of the government’s priorities, the Justice Department is proceeding full force with a prosecution of retired baseball player Roger Clemens for lying to Congress about getting a shot of steroids in his ass. “At least Roger didn’t screw over the world,” Budde says, shaking his head.<b/lockquote>
Finance  rollingstone  economy  banks  fraud  from instapaper
february 2011 by grahams
Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection: PriceRitePhoto: Abusive Bait and Switch Camera Store
These are all direct threats that I received today from an individual who identified himself as Steve Phillips, the manager of PriceRitePhoto in Brooklyn, New York when I called to inquire about my order with them. My crime? Telling him that I planned to
business  news  fraud  scam  photography  shopping 
december 2005 by grahams

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