Tag Archive for fraud

Conspiracy architects and engineers group hyping documentary of absurd 9/11 claims

The conspiracy-loving group, Architects & Engineers For 9/11 Truth, headed by Richard Gage, have issued a press release. Expert Group Rejects World Trade Center Reports — BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —. ENGINEERS POINT TO EVIDENCE OF SCIENTIFIC FRAUD CALL FOR INDEPENDENT 9/11 INVESTIGATION Experts now cite evidence showing that high-temperature incendiaries and…

Naïve business owner duped by psychic

Psychic-Shop Owner Tells Everyone Previous Psychic Occupant “Was a Fraud” There’s a small psychic shop on Southwest Fourth Avenue…in Fort Lauderdale. If you drove by on Sunday, you may have seen a banner across the front door, reading: ATTENTION Persons who have given this psychic money, before March 2012, you have been defrauded. Would you…

An Amish Ponzi scheme exposes the stark differences in how we think about crime

In Amish Country, Accusations of a Ponzi Scheme – NYTimes.com. This postcard from a gentler and simpler America is about as unlikely a place imaginable for the news that broke in September: one of Sugarcreek’s own, a prominent member of what some people here call the Plain Community, was under arrest, accused by federal prosecutors…

Resurrection of the International Society of Cryptozoology is bogus

Of interest to those hardcore cryptozoological folks, it appears that the International Society of Cryptozoology is resurrected, but it’s a sham… Cryptomundo » International Society of Cryptozoology ~ NOT!!!. Cryptomundo cites Wikipedia: With their website, Facebook group and the tagline ’studying the impossible since 1982′ the International Society of Cryptozoology has resurfaced once again in…

“Marks” of a psychic scam (Update: Nancy Marks in jail)

Prosecutor says psychic bilked client A psychic faces a felony charge after a client told police that she was scammed out of nearly $15,000. Nancy Annette Marks, 57, made her first court appearance Tuesday. Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe charged Marks with theft by deception. Howe alleges that Marks took her readings too far…

Psychics torment families of missing loved ones

The Families of Holly Bobo, Samantha Koenig and Others on their Private Torment – ABC News. James Koenig’s 18-year-old daughter Samantha Koenig has been missing since Feb. 1 from Anchorage, Alaska. Her distraught father posted his phone numbers on missing person flyers and now he is getting phone calls with fake leads from people looking to cash…

Psychic Sally sues specific suspected slanderer (Updated)

TV psychic Sally Morgan sues Daily Mail for defamation TV psychic Sally Morgan is demanding damages of £150,000 from Associated Newspapers over a Daily Mail story accusing her of scamming a vulnerable audience. The article, published on 22 September, was headlined: “What a load of crystal balls!” It alleged Morgan pretended to have psychic powers…

Excellent health fraud resource from the FDA

Don’t Be Fooled By Health Fraud Scams The agency has created a new Internet resource to help consumers recognize and protect themselves from the 21st century versions of these bogus health products. FDA’s Health Fraud Scams website (www.fda.gov/healthfraud) pulls together videos and articles on how to avoid fraudulent schemes, and offers information about products that…

Wakefield drama not over

Fresh dispute about MMR ‘fraud’ On 9 November, David Lewis of the National Whistleblower’s Center in Washington DC published a letter in the BMJ (http://bmj.com) arguing that Wakefield did not commit research fraud. Lewis told Nature that he thinks the combination of public charges and a slow, secretive investigation has left the public not knowing…

Busted – Dozens of psychology papers contained fake data

Report finds massive fraud at Dutch universities: Nature News Investigation claims dozens of social-psychology papers by Dutch psychologist Diederik Stapel contain faked data. The report says: Stapel and a colleague or student came up with a hypothesis, and then designed an experiment to test it. Stapel took responsibility for collecting data through what he said…