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Alert Issued For Netflix 'Update Your Payment' Email Scam

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A phishing scam is taking on new life as many use streaming services more frequently during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Forbes, the legitimate-looking email prompting users to update their Netflix payment information comes complete with Netflix logos and bypasses most email spam filters. The scam email, titled "Notice of Verification Failure", reportedly takes Netflix users that are...

UPDATE: Driver In Fatal Bayonne Hit-Run Arrested

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A man accused of leaving the scene after hitting a pedestrian who was then run over by an NJ Transit bus and killed has been arrested, authorities said. James Nichols, 50, of Bayonne, was behind the wheel of a dark-colored vehicle when he struck John Hagans, who was trying to cross Avenue C at 25th Street around 10:20 p.m. Thursday, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. Nichols then fled...

Bergen Judge Turned Fox Analyst Forced Hackensack Defendant Into Oral Sex, Lawsuit Claims

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Former Bergen County Superior Court Judge Andrew Napolitano forced an accused arsonist into oral sex at his then-Hackensack home to avoid a prison sentence, a blockbuster lawsuit filed Friday against the FOX News analyst alleges. Charles Corbishley claims in a $10 million federal suit that a crooked defense lawyer sent him to the longtime Fox News analyst’s house, ostensibly to shovel snow, while...

Police: Bogus Contractors Solicit 'Way Too Much Money' From NJ Homeowners In New Scam

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A group of people posing as contractors approached a North Jersey home and tried scamming the owners out of money, prompting local police to issue a warning. The group stopped at a Florham Park home Wednesday, Aug. 26 and offered to do driveway and masonry work for the owners, local police said on Facebook. Since the incident, the group has tried to scam the homeowners out of “too much money to...

Frontier Communication Bonds Investors May Be Able To Recover Losses Through Broker Fraud Claims

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Following Bankruptcy Proceedings, Bondholders Turn to FINRA Arbitration  Now that Frontier Communications Corp. has filed for bankruptcy protection, investors who bought the company’s bonds may be grappling with how to recover their losses.  At Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas (SSEK Law Firm), our bond fraud lawyers are here to tell you that you may have grounds for a Financial Industry...

Bridgeport Police Chief, Personnel Director Arrested, Accused Of Rigging Hiring

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Some of Bridgeport’s top police officials have been accused of rigging the city’s police chief search two years ago and then attempting to cover it up, according to federal authorities. Bridgeport Police Chief Armando Perez and the city’s acting Personnel Director David Dunn were arrested on Thursday, Sept. 10 by federal investigators for allegedly rigging the 2018 search for a new chief to...

Ex-American Northcoast Securities Broker Dominic Tropiano Allegedly Defrauded ETF Investors

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Barred Ohio Stockbroker Accused of Over 500 Unsuitable Exchange Traded Fund Transactions  Dominic Anthony Tropiano, a former registered broker in Ohio, is now facing US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) fraud charges. The regulator contends that Tropiano placed more than 500 unsuitable and unauthorized trades in 40 customer accounts belonging to retail customers, including elderly...

Don't Fall For It: Victim Details New Amazon Scam

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Scammers sought to take advantage of a Hudson Valley woman through an elaborate Amazon scheme. A Hudson Valley woman said that she received a call last week that was a recording from “Amazon” claiming that her account had been used to make a $760 purchase of a laptop. The woman, who resides in Dutchess County, was instructed to press “1” to approve, or “2” to dispute the alleged purchase. After...

FS Energy & Power Fund Investors Should Talk To A Broker Fraud Lawyer

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Franklin Square Energy and Power Fund’s Board Suspends Repurchase Program If you are someone who invested in Franklin Square Energy and Power Fund (FSEP), you have likely experienced losses. The non-traded business development company’s (BDC) board recently announced that it was suspending its repurchase program and its share price has once again plunged.  While FSEP has pointed to COVID-19, the...

'Don't Fall For It,' Hackettstown Police Warn After Elderly Woman Scammed Out Of $2.2K

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Hackettstown police are warning the public of scammers after an elderly woman apparently lost more than $2,000 to one. The 82-year-old victim got an email that she believed was from Apple Inc., in reference to a charge on her account from a game she purchased Sept. 2, local police said. The victim never purchased a game, so she called the company and spoke to a woman regarding the alleged charge...

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