Tag: scam

Paranormal promises: Tourists scammed in Tombstone

Tombstone is known for its silver mining and gun fights. It was the epitome of a wild west town. The town is dependent now on tourism. The image is enhanced by the town’s multiple paranormal themed tours. Earlier this summer, a scam artist tempted paying tourists to visit historic Tombstone but there was no tour, no…

A “psychic” named “Marks”? Run the other way

A Charlottesville woman who claimed she had a “gift from God” and could see the past and future has been indicted on multiple federal charges she defrauded multiple clients, one of whom sent her more than $1.4 million. Source: Charlottesville palm-reader indicted; claimed ability to see future, talk to spirits A federal grand jury indicted…

Psychic Sylvia Mitchell found guilty

MORE good news against psychic frauds! Mitchell’s trial ends. Psychic Found Guilty of Stealing $138,000 From Clients – NYTimes.com. A jury found a Manhattan psychic guilty on Friday of swindling two women out of $138,000 in a case that probed the fine distinction between providing an unusual service and running a confidence scheme. The fortune…

Blessing scam targeting elderly Asian women hits NYC

This scam, targeting elderly Asian women, is STILL going on, from coast to coast. EXCLUSIVE: ‘Chinese Blessing Scam’ rocks Brooklyn Asian enclaves  – NY Daily News. Elderly women in Brooklyn’s Asian enclaves are facing a frightening choice from sweet-talking thieves: Your cash or an evil curse. Sightings of the bewitching cons who use the “Blessing Scam”…

McCormick found guilty of fraud for selling fake bomb detectors

Excellent outcome in this trial. UK businessman found guilty of selling fake bomb detectors to Iraq | UK news | guardian.co.uk. A Somerset businessman has been found guilty of a multimillion-pound fraud involving the sale of fake bomb detectors to Iraq and around the world. A jury at the Old Bailey found Jim McCormick, 57,…