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Michigan Woman Just Found $3 Million in Her Spam Folder

This email wasn’t part of the Nigerian Prince scam.  This email was legitimately worth millions of dollars.

One of the longest-running email scams is no doubt the one where a Nigerian Prince emails an American asking for help with a little foreign money exchange which would result in you receiving boatloads of cash.  That’s not what this Oakland County, Michigan found in her spam folder.

According to the Michigan Lottery website, Laura Spears, no relation to Britney, purchased a Mega Million lottery ticket online on December 31st, 2021.  She later noticed it was a huge jackpot but shrugged it off since she hadn’t received an email to let her know that it was time to quit her job.

Recently she was digging through her spam folder in search of an email from a friend when she stumbled upon an email from the Michigan Lottery.  Spears matched numbers on 5 white balls which meant that she won $1 million.  That’s pretty amazing. She actually ended up with $3 million because of the Megaplier.

Spears had the same reaction when she saw the email in her spam folder as most of us would have, shock and disbelief.  Her next move was to log into her Michigan Lotto account to confirm this wasn’t a hoax or email scam.  She did in fact confirm the win on the website.

If you receive an email that say you’re a winner, don’t click any links in the email as this can be a common email phishing scam, which is why these types of emails end up in your spam folder.  Do what Laura did, log into…

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West University Place police report

Jan. 13

An officer was dispatched to the police station lobby in regards to a forgery that already occurred. Upon arrival, it was discovered an unknown suspect forged and cashed the victims check without consent.

An officer was dispatched to the 3100 block of Cason in regards to a forgery that already occurred. Upon arrival, it was discovered an unknown suspect forged and cashed the victims check without consent.

Jan. 14

An officer was dispatched to the 6600 block of Mercer in regards to a criminal mischief that already occurred. Upon arrival, it was discovered an unknown suspect cause damage to a vehicle without consent.

An officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 3900 block of Milton. Upon contact with the driver and through investigation, it was discovered the driver was in possession of drug paraphernalia.

An officer was dispatched to the police station lobby in regards to a forgery that already occurred. Upon arrival, it was discovered an unknown suspect forged and cashed the victims check without consent.

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Beware: New Real Estate Scam Exposed in Las Vegas, NV » RealtyBizNews: Real Estate News

The real estate market is bubbling these days more than ever, both on the sales and the rent fronts. As prices go up and demand rises, especially in big cities, the basic right for a roof over one’s head becomes much more of a financial burden. This is despite a bit of cooling down during the first couple of waves of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beside the uncontrollable rise in prices, this market has become somewhat of a safe haven for scammers and crooks. When the rush to buy or rent becomes so dominant, some might take advantage of the atmosphere in order to sell nothing but dreams. That is why it is especially important to expose a new scam which has been exposed in Las Vegas, Nevada, and its suburbs.

The method

According to testimonies published recently on Ripoff Report, the scammers typically prey on people looking to rent properties, especially those with limited funding. Potential renters are promised a comprehensive housing solution, including property rent and management fees, all in one place. A few months’ rent is charged in advance, alongside a deposit that is unusually large and can reach a few tens of thousands of dollars. 

After receiving the money, the scammers do not keep their end of the bargain. The properties are nothing like what was originally promised, with “poor and dangerous construction and electrical problems,” according to one reviewer. The scammers refuse to handle tenants’ complaints and sometimes do not even answer the phone at all.


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Man Uses Fortune Cookie Numbers ‘on a Whim’ in Lottery, Wins $4M

A man who played the lottery using numbers from a fortune cookie “on a whim” won $4 million, officials announced Friday.

Gabriel Fierro, a 60-year-old disabled combat veteran who living in Cornelius, North Carolina, played the numbers from the fortune cookie he got while eating at Red Bowl Asian Bistro in Charlotte, wrote the North Carolina Education Lottery in a statement. Fierro reportedly served in Iraq for decades.

He decided to purchase the Mega Millions ticket online and added $1 to make it a Megaplier ticket, which would multiply his win, according to the statement.

He told lottery officials he doesn’t usually play his fortune cookie numbers but “tried them on a whim.”

Fierro learned the next morning that he matched all five of the white balls and received the 4X Megaplier, resulting in the $4 million win.

“I got an email in the morning and I just stared at it dumbfounded,” Fierro told lottery officials. “I took it and showed it to my wife and she thought it was an April Fool’s joke or maybe a scam.”

He said when he and his wife realized they won the lottery, they “started running around the house” while “screaming like a bunch of banshees.”

After tax withholdings, he took home $2,840,401 and plans to invest most of the winnings, according to the lottery.

But they had one celebratory purchase to make first.

“We are going to buy some champagne on the way home,” Fierro said in the statement.

Newsweek reached out to the lottery for further comment. This story will be updated…

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ND AG issues cease-and-desist on widespread ‘Irish Traveller’ construction scams – Agweek

WASHBURN, N.D. – Officials have charged two people described as “Irish Travellers” in racketeering and other felony charges for targeting ranchers and other rural residents in construction fraud, with one victim alleged to have been scammed of $1.89 million.

State and county law enforcement investigators on Jan. 17 in McLean County District Court filed papers charging Sean Patrick Gorman, 26, and Bartley Gorman Jr., 55, with various Class B and Class C felonies.

Sean Patrick and Bartley Gorman Jr. both were charged with a Class B felony – illegally conducting an enterprise and a Class C felony, exploitation of a “eligible adult.” An eligible adult,” means someone 65 years or older, or could be someone with a disability. In addition. Sean Patrick Gorman also was charged with attempted theft of property, another Class B felony. Each Class B felony carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. Class C felonies are five years in prison.

As the affidavit was filed, North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem on Jan. 17 issued a cease and desist order against the two men and “as many of the aliases as we can determine,” he said.

“It’s unbelievable,” Stenehjem said. “This is the most widespread example of consumer fraud in the construction realm that we’ve seen – a traveling group of people who roam the country to scam people.”

The attorney general said he hoped publicity would help alert “likely victims” to contact his…

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‘Irish Traveller’ rural construction fraudsters plead guilty to North Dakota cases – Agweek

WASHBURN, N.D. — Two men accused in

rural construction scams

pleaded guilty to felony and misdemeanor charges in South Central District Court on Feb. 8, 2021, and were ordered to pay restitution and spend more than a year in prison.

The father-and-son pair — Bartley Gorman, Jr., 56, and his son, Sean Patrick Gorman, 27 — appeared from Ft. Worth, Texas, via Zoom to change their plea from not guilty to guilty.

South Central District Judge James Hill sentenced them each to 30 months in prison with 15 months suspended and two years of supervised probation. He also ordered them to pay $729,000 in restitution, in addition to court costs.

Prosecutors have said the two men are part of the “Irish Travellers,” which they described as a longstanding organized crime group, also called the “Travellers,” “The Irish Mob,” or the “White Gypsies.” (Traveller with the double “l” is the British English spelling of the word.) The investigators say the Gormans previously were involved in a widespread roofing scam that members of the group perpetrated on elderly people in Oklahoma. In North Dakota, investigators said the Gorman General Contracting company, based in the Minot area, carried out a

“pattern of

racketeering activity.”

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bro: Lt Col In Delhi Held In Bro Recruitment Scam | Pune News

Pune: A Lieutenant Colonel from the office of the director general border roads (DGBR) in New Delhi has been arrested on the charge of leaking question papers for the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) recruitment examination for various posts held on October 31, 2021.
The recruitment scam came to the fore in the first week of January when the Pimpri Chinchwad police arrested three persons, including Satish Dahane (40), a retired army Lance Naik and Shriram Kadam (55), a retired civil defence employee of the General Reserve Engineering Force (GREF) and Centre at Dighi camp in Pune, on the charge of taking money from aspirants to help them secure jobs in the BRO, a road construction unit of the Indian armed forces.
The GREF, which is based in Pune, is one of the units of the BRO.
Kadam now runs a pre-recruitment training centre for armed forces job aspirants, while Dahane has a shop inside a military formation in Aundh.
The third suspect, Akshay Wankhede (23), would work as an agent and bring job aspirants to Kadam.

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Deputy commandant with BSF in dock for ‘fraud’, six luxury cars recovered

A deputy commandant of the Border Security Force is in the dock for allegedly orchestrating a Rs 140 crore scam in Gurgaon. A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has found that the main accused, Praveen Yadav, allegedly posed as an IPS officer on deputation on the National Security Guard’s campus in Manesar and allegedly conned contractors on the pretext of allotting tenders for construction work on the campus.

Police have recovered Rs 13.81 crore in cash and six luxury cars (Harrier, Range Rover, Jeep, BMW, Safari and Volvo) from his possession. Earlier this week, police had raided the residence of a relative of Yadav and recovered gold worth over Rs 1 crore. The relative is absconding.

Yadav was arrested on January 13, with his wife, Mamta Yadav, sister Ritu Raj Yadav, and an associate, Dinesh Kumar. Police said they have received five complaints from five construction firm owners, to whom he allegedly gave forged letters of intent and tender contracts and made them deposit money in a private bank account in the name of “office of GC (Garrison) station HQ, NSG Manesar” as earnest money for tender allocation.

Gurgaon Police spokesperson Subhash Boken said the probe revealed that Yadav was posted on deputation on the NSG campus in 2021 and since he was involved with construction work, he was in touch with several contractors and knew the tendering processes. “He had suffered a loss of Rs 50 lakh in the share market and decided to recoup his losses by resorting to…

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BJP alleges Rs 106 crore scam in tendering process of exotic animals at Byculla zoo

Mumbai: After allegations over expenditure on Covid Care jumbo centres, road repairs and the tendering process of tablets for BMC school children, the BJP on Thursday made new corruption allegations against the ruling Shiv Sena over the procurement of rare animals for the Veer Mata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan or Byculla Zoo.

BJP MLA Mihir Kotecha and corporator Vinod Mishra have alleged irregularities to the tune of Rs 106 crore in the tendering process for future procurement of exotic animals. These allegations have been made earlier, too, but resurfaced after the BMC introduced and named the new penguin chick Oscar. Kotecha said the BMC wants to bring in new animals like black jaguar, cheetah, white lion and chimpanzee to the city zoo. Last year, the BMC had invited tenders with an estimated cost of Rs 188 crore. However, when the tenders opened, the cost was Rs 294 crore, which is Rs 106 crore more than the estimated cost.

Kotecha alleged that the civic body had split two tenders so that foreign bidders couldn’t participate in partnership with the Indian firms, which are two construction companies that will both procure the animals and make their enclosures at the zoo.

BJP corporator Vinod Mishra had earlier written to Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal and made him aware that interested bidders could ask for more money than the estimated cost. So, when the tenders were opened on November 29, the actual cost turned out to be almost 36 per cent more than…

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