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Stolen Pictures, Fake Account, Stun Victim of Online Catfishing

January 20th 2020

 Both women reported the incident to Bumble, and the account was taken down by the end of the day. 

Troy Man Fled State, Got Served with Judgment Via Facebook

February 27th 2019

Troy Man Fled State, Got Served with Judgment Via Facebook (Office of Attorney General, Feb. 27, 2019) Troy, Lansing, MI- Using a savvy delivery method, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel served a default judgment for nearly $800,000 and an injunction against the owner of Fan Authentics, a purported online sports-themed retailer. Christopher Carr, 23, formerly […]

Royal Oak Cops and Doughnuts Presentation on Avoiding Scams Oct. 2

September 14th 2018

Royal Oak Cops and Doughnuts Presentation on Avoiding Scams Oct. 2 Royal Oak, MI – The Royal Oak Crime Prevention Council is hosting a neighborhood meeting with the Dept. of Attorney General on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 6:30pm. Don Ferguson will present phone, mail and e-scams. You will learn the telltale signs of scams, along […]

Scammer Knew Victim’s Sex Offender Record, Used Realistic Aliases & Phone System

August 3rd 2018

Scammer Knew Victim’s Sex Offender Record, Used Realistic Aliases & Phone System (Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, Aug. 3, 2018) Rochester Hills, MI – INCIDENT:  16:57 hrs. – City of Rochester Hills – Fraudulent Activity – #18-144896 SUMMARY:   Deputies responded to the City of Rochester Hills Substation to meet with the victim of a reported fraud.  […]

County Executive Gets Scam Call, Warns Others

July 6th 2018

County Executive Gets Scam Call, Warns Others (Oakland County Executive Office, July 6, 2018) Pontiac, MI – Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is warning county residents to be aware of a phone scam threatening unsuspecting residents with arrest for non-payment of federal taxes. Patterson himself got a recorded message on his personal cell phone […]

State Agency Apologizes, Sets Up Hotline for those Accused of Unemployment Fraud

January 30th 2017

State Agency Apologizes, Sets Up Hotline for those Accused of Unemployment Fraud (Unemployment Insurance Agency, Jan. 30, 2017) LANSING, MI – People accused of unemployment fraud between 2013 and 2015 and have questions about their cases can now call a new hotline created by the Talent Investment Agency, Director Wanda M. Stokes announced today. The […]

Suspects Targeted Robbery & Counterfeiting Victims through Craigslist Ads

April 8th 2016

Suspects Targeted Robbery and Counterfeiting Victims though Craigslist Ads (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, April 8, 2016) Orion Township, MI – FROM DAY SHIFT: 04-05-2016, 07:00 hrs. THROUGH MIDNIGHT SHIFT: 04-06-2016, 07:00 hrs. INCIDENT: 23:35 hrs. – Orion Township – Armed Robbery – #16-56358 SUMMARY: Deputies responded to a residence in the 800 block of N […]

Ferndale Schools Accepts $25,000 Determination, Gary Meier Documents Brought to Light

February 16th 2016

Ferndale Schools Accepts $25,000 Determination, Gary Meier Documents Brought to Light (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 14, 2016) Ferndale, MI – The lawsuit between Ferndale Schools and Equity Management Solutions, a company started by former Superintendent Gary Meier and his top staff while employed at the district, concluded on Thursday with both parties accepting a case […]

FBI Warns: College Students Targeted for Phone Scams

October 24th 2015

FBI Warns: College Students Targeted for Phone Scams (FBI Press Release, David P. Gelios, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Detroit Division, announced that the FBI is warning consumers to be on alert for a phone scam that primarily targets college students while displaying the FBI’s telephone number on the recipient’s caller ID. The […]

Berkley Warns: Curb Painting is Not Mandatory, Not a City Service

August 24th 2015

Berkley Warns: Curb Painting is Not Mandatory, Not a City Service (City of Berkley press release, Aug. 24, 2015) The Berkley Public Safety Department is aware that a private entity is placing flyers in the neighborhood notifying residents that their address will be painted on the curb.  Be advised that this service is not offered […]