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GoFundMe scammer who used story of homeless vet gets 5 years

A New Jersey man who made up a story about a homeless veteran helping out his then-girlfriend and used the tale to solicit more than $400,000 in online donations was sentenced to five years in state p...

Jan. 6 hearings traced an arc of 'carnage' wrought by Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — To understand how Donald Trump’s desperation and lies became a potent danger to democracy, consider the ginger mints. Mints featured in one of the absurdist but tox...

Jan. 6 hearings traced an arc of 'carnage' wrought by Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — To understand how Donald Trump’s desperation and lies became a potent danger to democracy, consider the ginger mints. Mints featured in one of the absurdist but tox...

'Nowhere I feel safe': Election officials recount threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wandrea “Shaye” Moss testified Tuesday to lawmakers about how her life was upended when former President Donald Trump and his allies falsely accused her and her mother of pulling fra...

Singapore man duped out of NT$644,000 by influencer 'girlfriend' in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Singaporean man alleges he was tricked into gifting NT$644,000 (US$21,658) to a Taiwan-based Malaysian influencer, who conned a number of male victims in multiple countr...

Taiwanese students in US lose money to scam calls

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After receiving three reports from students about losing money to scam callers, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in San Francisco has put out an alert and ur...

South Taiwan man who reports 'scam call' about arrest warrant actually wanted

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kaohsiung police arrested a wanted man last week after he reported getting a “scam call” notifying him of an arrest warrant issued against him, the Liberty...

Taipei man scammed by 'female' online 'friend' who turns out to be male

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taipei man transferred nearly NT$3 million (US$108,000) to a purportedly female online friend who asked for his support using various excuses over more than one and a ha...

Georgia election workers file second suit over fraud claims

ATLANTA (AP) — Two Georgia election workers filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing a right-wing cable news channel and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani of defaming them by falsely claiming they eng...

Taiwan university student embezzles funds for ‘investment,’ gets scammed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A student serving on Kaohsiung’s Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages (WZU) graduation committee allegedly embezzled around $1.85 million (US$67,026) and lost $1....

Election workers sue conservative site over fraud claims

ATLANTA (AP) — Two Georgia election workers filed a defamation lawsuit Thursday against a conservative website, accusing it of knowingly publishing and spreading false stories saying they engaged in b...

Tech support scams remain a threat globally and in Asia Pacific despite drop in encounters: Microsoft survey

Globally, three out of five consumers encountered a tech support scam in the last 12 months, a five-point drop since 2018Gen Zers and Millennials most likely to continue interactions when targeted w...

Taiwanese woman conned by fake 'Keanu Reeves'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese woman was found not guilty of abetting fraud after she claimed that she had been tricked by a con artist who posed as the actor Keanu Reeves. A Kaohsiung re...

'Dating scammer' faces more time after escape, capture

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who has twice served prison terms for using dating services to defraud women is facing more time after a recent escape from custody. Patrick Gib...

If a stranger offers you student loan forgiveness, hang up

Student loan scammers have a brand-new hook: “Biden student loan forgiveness” or “stimulus forgiveness.” Behind the pitch is the same old fraudster playbook, one that persuades fede...