OMG the shade has gotten real!!  The parents of Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary wanted a wellness check, and the ladies have given them just that via an interview with CBS This Morning. After Robert Kelly gave an emotional interview in regards to recent sexual abuse charges to co-host of CBS This Morning’s Gayle King […]

Finally someone is going to pay for the abysmal sandwiches and electricity-less tent sham known as Fyre Festival, and it isn’t Ja Rule. The fest’s organizer and promoter Billy McFarland has been sentenced to six years in federal prison after pleading guilty to fraud back in March. McFarland was sentenced on Thursday, per the New York Times, for his elaborate festival scheme that promised […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – It looks like alleged Facebook scammer Zienup Sbeih-Maddox won’t be leaving Las Vegas. At least not yet. On Monday, the 24-year-old Cleveland woman told a Clark County, Nevada judge that she plans to fight extradition to Ohio, where she has been charged with multiple felonies. Sbeih-Maddox was arrested by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department […]

The IRS scammer claims he should pay up by going to the Apple Store. It’s just another example of how scammers are trying to trick people out of their money by.   MIDLAND, Texas – We’ve heard the repeated warnings about IRS scams by phone, and there always seems to be a new twist. The […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is suing the Cops for Kids charity and their telemarketer Telcom Enterprises. According to the lawsuit, Cops for Kids collected more than $4.2 million from Ohio donors while it was operating from 2005-2015, but less than 2 percent of that money was actually given to any charity. DeWine says over $3.34 million […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The woman accused in a nationwide Facebook scam operation is in more hot water. Officers with the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department and an agent with the U.S. Office of Inspector General Department of Housing and Urban Development were at Zienup Sbeih’s home in the Villages of Carver Park off of East 45th Street and Quincy […]

(RNN) – New name, same hoax. There is no Jayden K Smith who wants to hack your Facebook account and all your friends’ Facebook accounts where he will post horrible things that you can’t see but everybody else can. Jayden K Smith is just the latest name to be attached to a long-running hoax that warns readers […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Sixty-one employees of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District were scammed out of their paychecks earlier this week. The district received notice on Jan. 13 that some of their employees were the victim of an email spoofing scam that resulted in their direct deposit paychecks being sent to an unknown third party […]

One international scam artist has hit pay dirt with a woman who has sent him more than $1 million because she thinks they’re in love. In a preview of an episode of “Dr. Phil,” a woman named Sarah has been duped out of an unbelievable amount as she tries to help the man she met […]

  CLEVELAND – An Atlanta-area woman, operating a $4.8 million fraud conspiracy involving nearly 1,000 Northeast Ohio residents, was charged Thursday. Zinara Highsmith, 35, of Fayettsville, Georgia, is accused of filling approximately 2,750 false tax returns containing false claims of more than $4.8 million. Of those false tax claims, more than 950 were made on […]

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio – A Columbus woman was arrested February 25 on an outstanding warrant by the Cleveland police for hoaxing co-workers back in 2010. Jillian Knight, 34, informed co-workers that her son, Ryan, was diagnosed with a deadly type of lung cancer and would require special treatment. Over time, Knight expressed to her fellow employees […]

  COLUMBUS, OH (WOIO) –   To add to the chill of winter some cyber criminals are trying to take advantage of unsuspecting Ohioans to make some money off of phony utility bills. This scam is hitting the email inboxes of residents across the state. The Attorney General’s office has received more than 30 reports […]