Scam

Macon County EMA Officials Issue Coronavirus Scam Warning

The Macon County EMA is warning residents about a scam. People are going door to door claiming to perform authorized testing for the coronavirus. Once inside the victim’s home, the scammer performs a fake test and then charges the homeowner for the test and in some cases, even robbing them. If someone like this comes to your door do not…

Man Attempts to Scam Residents in Troy, Acting as TroyCable Employee

Residents in Pike and surrounding counties who use County use internet and television service provided by TroyCable are being urged caution after a man claiming to work for the company reportedly went to two houses trying to sell services. Jake Cowen is the General Manager of Troy Cable. “We were contacted by a couple of customers around our area stating…

Experts Warn of Fraudulent Home Repair Scams

Hurricane season is three days away, and the winds and rains of those storms can result in costly damages. According to the Attorney General’s Office, there is something else to keep in mind should damage to your home occur. Home repair scams rank in the top five of consumer complaints the office receives. The Alabama Attorney’s office and the Greater…

U.S. Attorney Warns Against Jury Duty Scam

Authorities are issuing a warning after A Montgomery woman says she was almost scammed out of over 600 dollars…. by a U.S. Marshall impersonator. The woman says she got a call from someone informing her that she had missed jury duty, and had two misdemeanors for failing to appear. She says the supposed U.S. Marshal urged her to pay 650…

Western Union to Pay $586 Million for Fraud Victims

Western Union has agreed to pay $586 million to the U.S. government to pay back victims of fraud that the money transfer company failed to protect. The government says that Western Union did not have a strong enough anti-fraud program, allowing scammers to use its money transfer services to rip off customers. In one scam, fraudsters would contact people to…

Woman Sentenced and Fined for UA Sorority Scam

A South Carolina lawyer has been given a six-month prison sentence after stashing hundreds of thousands of dollars in a shoebox as part of a scam involving a $14 million sorority house at the University of Alabama. Jennifer Elizabeth Meehan,40, of Sandy Springs, South Carolina, was also fined $50,000 and sentenced to 18 months of home confinement Tuesday for submitting…

Lowndes Co. Man Accused of Stealing from the Elderly Arrested

Source: Lowndes Co. Sheriff’s Office According the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office, the man accused of stealing money from the elderly is behind bars. Kenneth Dynd Gordon was arrested in Montgomery at about 11:30 Tuesday night. Gordon is accused of posing as a contractor to take advantage of senior citizens. According to the sheriff’s office, once a victim makes a pre-payment…

Man Accused of Posing as Contractor to Steal Money from the Elderly

Source: Lowndes Co. Sheriff’s Office The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Kenneth Dynd Gordon. Gordon is accused of posing as a contractor who swindles the elderly out of money in the county. According to the sheriff’s office, once a victim makes a pre-payment for services promised, they no longer hear from Gordon and are unable to make contact…

Alleged Phony Priest Arrested for Pope Trip Swindle

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles police have arrested a man they say posed as a priest, officiated at Masses, funerals and even a wedding and sold thousands of dollars in phony tickets to see the pope. Erwin Mena was arrested Tuesday and remains jailed on dozens of criminal charges that include grand theft and committing perjury by filing a…