Fraudster are great tricksters, and will try to convince you of anything to deceive you. These con artists are great story-tellers, and can really sound believable. They are prey upon your emotions choosing something that you may hold dear to your heart like in this ...Read the rest

26 Acts in Honor of the Newtown Victims

In honor of the Newtown Victims, President of Contego Services Group, fraud expert, Linda Webb, aka The Fraud Dog shares 26 Acts to help the consumers not be defrauded by the fraudster. 1. Tell your elderly friends to report fraud because 9 out of 10 elderly ...Read the rest

The holidays can be one of the most hectic but exciting times of the year. Fraud spikes during the holiday season as most people are busy and not as vigilant as they might normally be. This season is a prime time for fraudsters. Below is ...Read the rest

Linda Webb, President of Contego Services Group, presents – Fraud Dog Tips During a Hurricane, Flood or Tornado, the fraudster is looking for targets like you. Don’t be a victim. Protect your self with these THREE Fraud Dog tips: 1. The Relief worker SCAM. Watch ...Read the rest

Fraud Expert, Linda Webb, AKA The Fraud Dog, says the fraudster loves to recruit willing participants into their scams. Beware of the fraudster’s tempting treats to lure you in. Tips for Avoiding Health Care Fraud or Health Insurance Fraud: 1. Never sign blank insurance claim ...Read the rest

Fraud Dog says Spring Breakers watch out for the “land shark” fraudsters while on vacation. Watch out for those phony (phishing) web sites that promise great vacation deals. Do your research to make sure you are talking to the real hotel website or travel site. ...Read the rest

Red Flags for Rental Property Scams Use caution with the following: •    Long-distance inquiries. Take extra care in long-distance situations, especially from users in foreign countries. We have seen a number of scam attempts that involve individuals in foreign countries who say they are interested ...Read the rest

As in Ponzi schemes, the money collected from newer victims of the fraud is paid to earlier victims to provide a veneer of legitimacy. In pyramid schemes, however, the victims themselves are induced to recruit further victims through the payment of recruitment commissions. More specifically, ...Read the rest

“Ponzi” schemes promise high financial returns or dividends not available through traditional investments. Instead of investing the funds of victims, however, the con artist pays “dividends” to initial investors using the funds of subsequent investors. The scheme generally falls apart when the operator flees with ...Read the rest

International fraud artists have invented an investment scheme that supposedly offers extremely high yields in a relatively short period of time. In this scheme, they claim to have access to “bank guarantees” that they can buy at a discount and sell at a premium. By ...Read the rest