A leader in an India-based scam that scared American taxpayers into sending millions of dollars because they thought the U.S. government was after them was sentenced Wednesday to more than 14 years in prison by a judge who said he wanted to send a message to others considering similar crimes.
Health care fraud sweeps across the country have led to charges against 243 people, including doctors, nurses and pharmacy owners accused of bilking Medicare and Medicaid, the government announced Thursday.
Verizon Wireless will pay $90 million and Sprint $68 million to settle charges that the mobile giants allowed phony charges on their customers' monthly bills so they could keep a cut of the profit, federal regulators announced Tuesday.
There is another scam New Jersey consumers are being warned about. This one involves con artists who falsely claim to represent the State Attorney General's office and call unsuspecting victims to demand immediate payment of a non-existent debt.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Communications Commission has been asked to look into the issue of robocalls, the automated phone messages favored by political campaigns, charities and scammers. At issue is whether phone companies can do more to protect consumers from fraudulent calls.
The Federal Trade Commission gets bombarded with consumer complaints about those annoying "robocalls" that send pre-recorded messages to phones. In an effort to combat the problem, they're offering $50,000 in prize money to anyone who finds a solution.
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