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The 12 ‘scams’ of Christmas

People buy souvenirs outside a church on Christmas eve in Bangalore, India, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013.  AP

It’s a time of peace on Earth and goodwill to all men. But some unscrupulous types use the Christmas period to scam us. There is no worse time to fall victim to one of these swindles. Don’t get duped by the hoaxers, the tricksters and the fraudsters this Christmas.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Immigrants warned of Obamacare scams

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Doreena Wong, at SIPA forum, explaining how Obamacare works. PHOTO BY ALFRED DICIOCO

Immigrant communities should beware of scammers who try to take advantage of any confusion over how to enroll in Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, which begins on Oct. 1.

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipina in California convicted of mail fraud, immigration scam

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A 66-year-old Filipina “immigration consultant” was convicted of mail fraud and running a multimillion-dollar scheme that victimized Filipinos who hoped to get permanent residency but really had no chance of getting it.

Posted: August 4th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

POEA warns job hunters about e-mail scams

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The Philippine Overseas Employment Agency is warning Filipinos seeking employment abroad about e-mail scams offering jobs as nannies in the United States.

Posted: February 15th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US visa syndicate busted

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A syndicate that allegedly provided US visa applicants with fraudulent documents—bank books and certifications, tax declarations, among others— to facilitate their application in exchange for huge sums of money has been was busted in a sting operation by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group of the Philippine National Police.

Posted: February 3rd, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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