Category Archives: Fraud

February 16, 2017

Nearly 2 million non-citizen Hispanics registered to vote

Trump plans task force to focus on inaccurate voter registration rolls.

A large number of non-citizen Hispanics, as many as 2 million, were illegally registered to vote in the U.S., according to a nationwide poll.

The National Hispanic Survey provides additional evidence for use by anti-voter fraud conservatives and bolsters an analysis by professors at Old Dominion University who say non-citizens registered and voted in potentially large numbers.

President Trump has announced he will appoint a task force on voter fraud headed by Vice President Mike Pence. He says he wants the investigation to focus on inaccurate voter registration rolls, which are maintained by the states and the District of Columbia.

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January 19, 2017

Orson Welles on Cold Reading (Video)

Orson Welles discusses the nature of ‘cold reading’, a type of analysis used by many phony psychics and fortune tellers to trick their customers into thinking they indeed do have special powers, and how some can become so skilled at it that they actually trick themselves into believing they are truly psychic.

January 4, 2017

Indian Call Centers Become Major Centers for Defrauding Americans

A disturbing trend has emerged in India where call centers have cropped up for the sole purpose of scamming Americans out of money, The New York Times reports.

The scheme is simple: impersonate an Internal Revenue Service employee, threaten Americans with penalties, and demand immediate payment for back taxes.

The United States has been tracking this scheme from India since 2013, a period of time where Americans lost $100 million to scammers, with many of the victims being recent immigrants, according to a New York Times article from October.

Suhel Daud, an F.B.I. agent who serves as assistant legal attaché at the embassy in New Delhi, said India is now seen as a major center for cyberfraud.

Daud said several factors have contributed to this rise in cyberfraud cases: an increase in young, English-speaking job seekers, a call-center culture, super-efficient technology, and ingenuity.

Some of these young, English-speaking job seekers include boys like Pawan Poojary and Jayesh Dubey, both college drop-outs who got jobs at a call center in a suburb outside of Mumbai making about 16,000 rupees ($230), “but the bonuses were double or triple that, based on sales.”

“At that time, in my mind is that I want money,” Poojary, 18, said. “That’s it. I want money. That’s why.”

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December 31, 2016

Faked News: Your Guide to 22 Post-Election Hate Hoaxes

There’s been a virtual Klan rally of hate hoaxes since the 2016 presidential election, as a mob of frustrated Social Justice Warriors, bored youths, and resentful liberals hide under hoods of lies while trying to tar and stigmatize Donald Trump and his ordinary American supporters.

Given this parade of progressive fakery, journalists should be a lot more skeptical towards claims of hate crimes, and the police should be more willing to prosecute the social arsonists who concoct these costly, society-shredding hate hoaxes for personal gain.

Muslim student in Louisiana ‘fabricated’ story about Trump supporters grabbing her hijab: The student claimed that two white males assaulted her, shouted racial epithets, pulled off her head covering, and stole her wallet while she was walking near the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus. She claimed one of them was wearing a Donald Trump hat.

After the story created a media and Internet firestorm, the woman admitted she fabricated the tale, and was ultimately charged with filing a false police report. Virtually none of the mainstream media reporting about her phony report was skeptical – they reported the assault as fact, not as a claim, portraying it as part of a Trump reign of terror sweeping across campuses.

Interestingly, the identity of the hoaxer never seems to have been released, despite promises that it would be. If the police ever released her name, the media lost interest in reporting that detail. There also doesn’t seem to be any follow-up journalism about her motives for fabricating the crime.

Williams College students disciplined for KKK hoax: After the election, two students doused a staircase in fake blood and wrote “AMKKK KILL” on the walls. Massachusetts State police and the FBI joined the ensuing investigation, only to determine it was a hoax hate crime.

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December 16, 2016

Ohio Millionaire Indicted on Food Stamp Fraud Charges

“Through our investigation, we found they were actual investments and were not loans,” Flaiz states. “There were actually hundreds of thousands of dollars of what he was calling loans that we discovered he never declared.”

An Ohio millionaire has been indicted on charges that he illegally received food stamps and Medicaid assistance.

Ali Pascal Mahvi is facing four felony counts, which could put him in jail for more than four years if convicted, WKYC reported.

“I absolutely believe he should serve time behind bars,” said James Flaiz, the Geauga County prosecutor.

Prosecutors say Mahvi illegally collected $45,000 in Medicaid benefits and about $8,400 in food stamps, although Mahvi maintains his innocence.

Investigators raided Mahvi’s home in September for evidence that he collected food stamps and received Medicaid benefits while having millions of dollars in his bank account.

Mahvi, who claims that he has ties to Iranian royalty and owns 70 percent of a resort in St. Lucia, estimates his worth at about $120 million.

His $800,000 home features five bedrooms and five bathrooms, an in-ground swimming pool, a stable with horses, and sports cars parked in the four-car garage.

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December 9, 2016

Recount uncovers serious fraud in Detroit

Votes in Democrat stronghold may have been counted up to 6 times.

There’s something fishy going on in Michigan, where a full one-third of precincts in Wayne County – which includes Detroit – were unable to have ballots counted due to discrepancies with ballot counts.

And one person reports single ballots being counted as many as six times.

On Wednesday, a federal judge halted Michigan’s recount after two days of ballot counting, saying there’s not a legitimate reason to continue. After all, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who asked for the recount – suggesting the possibility of vote fraud and stating, “We must have a system we can be confident in” – never even had a chance of winning with just 1 percent of the vote.

But the judge’s decision came just after news reports began surfacing of possible vote fraud.

The worst of the problems were in Wayne County, Michigan’s largest county, where 66 percent of voters cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton and just 29 percent for Donald Trump.

There was such a problem, the Detroit News reported, “[O]fficials couldn’t reconcile vote totals for 610 of 1,680 precincts during a countywide canvass of vote results late last month.”

The Detroit paper continued, “Most of those are in heavily Democratic Detroit, where the number of ballots in precinct poll books did not match those of voting machine printout reports in 59 percent of precincts, 392 of 662.”

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December 6, 2016

Mobsters ran a fake U.S. Embassy in Ghana for 10 years, flying the flag and issuing visas for $6,000

The battered building with the flag and Obama picture was a fake — ran by Ghanaian and Turkish organized crime rings and a Ghanaian lawyer practicing immigration and criminal law, the State Department said in a statement.

For a decade, an American flag flew outside a battered pink building in Ghana’s capital city, welcoming out-of-town visitors who, once inside, found a photo of President Obama hanging on the wall. Signs confirmed to travelers — who had been bused in from the most remote parts of West Africa — that they had arrived at the U.S. Embassy in Accra.

The “consular officers” working there were not Americans, but they spoke English and Dutch and issued official-looking visas and identification papers. They charged their customers $6,000.

Billboards and fliers advertised the official services.

But there was nothing official about them. The real U.S. Embassy in Accra is white, not pink, and it sits on a large piece of land inside security fences in one of the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods.

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November 24, 2016

New Jersey Shopkeeper Pleads Guilty to $1 Million in Food Stamp Fraud

A New Jersey convenience store owner admitted to fraudulently collecting more than $1 million in food stamp benefits.

Charles Silva, owner of the Checkpoint Mini Mart in Elizabeth, was charged in October after undercover investigators from the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that Silva and his employees exchanged cash for food stamp purchases multiple times, NJ Advance Media reported.

Silva pleaded guilty Tuesday to a single count of theft of government funds under a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, according to court documents.

An undercover officer exchanged food stamps for cash with Silva and his employees 17 times between August 2014 and September 2016, according to a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Newark.

The undercover officer found that during one of his transactions, one of Silva’s employees checked a price list for the illegal exchange, the complaint states.

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November 23, 2016

Illegal Immigrants Create Fake Families to Gain Entry to U.S.

Here’s a new ploy being used by illegals trying to game the system: Create fake families with unrelated children and throw yourself at the mercy of the Border Patrol.

The Washington Times reported that one of the newest tactics, due to a recent surge in illegals trying to enter the country as part of an ongoing pre-election rush, is to “fabricate tales of heart-rending woes back home to try to convince border agents to admit them into the country”, according to internal Homeland Security documents reviewed by The Washington Times.

Even smugglers are beginning to pair unrelated children with adults and then coach the children to lie to agents that they are real families. Sometimes the “families” will split and go in different directions, hoping to be quickly released if apprehended.

Illegal immigrants who have witnessed the treatment children were receiving at our many detention centers, figured out that crossing as a family afforded them a better chance of being released into population.

According to The Washington Times analysts, “It has become so easy to sneak into the U.S. as a family that some aren’t even bothering to pay smugglers. Instead, they are making the trip on their own and saving thousands of dollars in fees. That has made the trip affordable for illegal immigrants who wouldn’t have made the journey otherwise.”

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November 8, 2016

‘Fake’ Huma in burqa given ‘real’ Huma’s ballot (Video)

Dem elections commissioner admits system produces ‘a lot of bad results’

A Democratic election commissioner in New York City has admitted that the nation’s processes for voting – which would allow a burqa-clad woman to get a ballot – produce a “lot of bad results.”

The comment prompted James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas to test the theory by sending an undercover journalist clad in a burqa to a polling station and asking for a ballot to vote in the name of Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s longtime close adviser.

The journalist was offered a ballot but did not accept it.

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