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Gift Cards: Great Idea! Avoiding Fraud: Better Idea!

FINANCE | Dec 3
Leave it to fraud thieves to find yet another way to scam you. Now these crooks are going after your gift card balance. One day you've got a substantial balance and the next time you go to use it, it's at a zero balance.

How to Spot ATM Skimming Fraud

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 20
New data show incidents of the crime have increased by more than 500 percent in one year.

NJ Lawsuit: 'Conversion Therapy' Violates Fraud Laws

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Jun 8
If a landmark lawsuit being heard this week in New Jersey is successful, it may set in motion a chain of events that would essentially upend the modern conversion therapy industry.

NJ Judge Rules Gay Conversion Therapy Claims are Fraud

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Feb 11
A New Jersey-based gay conversion therapy provider was found in violation of the state's consumer protection law for claiming that homosexuality is a disease in their marketing materials.

Ex-Gay Leader Found To Be Convicted Fraudster

NATIONAL | By John McDonald | Jan 30
In 2010, shortly after the newspaper launched, a joint investigation with the organization Truth Wins Out revealed the frontman for an "ex-gay" Jewish organization was indeed a con man and convicted felon. Here's the followup.

Portuguese Police Detain Ex-Premier in Fraud Case

INTERNATIONAL | By Barry Hatton | Nov 22
Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates has been detained by police as part of an investigation into corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud, Portugal's Attorney-General's office said Saturday.

Utah Attorneys Won’t Use Anti-Gay ’Fake Science’ In Appeals Case

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Apr 10
The widely disputed and oft-discredited study by Professor Mark Regenerus on the alleged negative effects same-sex parenting will not be used by the state of Utah during arguments starting Thursday to uphold its ban on same-sex marriage.

Seminar Promises to Help Undo Some Gays in 3 Short Days

LOCAL | By Bobby McGuire | Apr 2
Ever want to help people deny their nature, but didn’t have the time or desire to study psychology? Do professors with state professional counseling association credentials confuse you? Do you live in the D.C. area and have some time to kill?

Flim-Flam Man Fired After Faking Federally Funded HIV Cure

HIV/AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Jan 10
An Iowa State University assistant professor resigned after admitting he falsely claimed rabbit blood could be turned into a vaccine for the AIDS virus.

Omaha Gay-Rights Group Seeks Return of Donations

NATIONAL | May 22
An Omaha gay-rights group is seeking the return of some $1,800 donated to a woman convicted of lying about being attacked by masked men who carved anti-gay slurs into her skin.

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