New revelations show that it wasn't just the government dropping in on phone conversations. Some major companies having been turning over information as well.
The 13abc I-Team is learning of a big change coming to a case we featured in May. Federal agents caught Richard Schmidt with weapons, ammunition and white supremacist material. He's the owner of Spindletop
The 13abc I-Team is learning of a big change coming to a case we featured in May. Federal agents caught Richard Schmidt with weapons, ammunition and white supremacist material. He's the owner of Spindletop Sports Zone in the Woodland Mall in Bowling Green. Now court records show a change of plea hearing for July. He originally plead not guilty.
If you have some unused credit cards, they might be targets for con artists. It turns out dormant accounts are something thieves are looking for. 13abc's Shaun Hegarty has a look at how criminals are getting into the accounts.
Some members of the Filipino community thought they could trust their fellow countrywoman. They were wrong, and it cost them big.
Brothers have a special bond and usually look out for each other, which is exactly what the Taylor brothers were trying to do when scammers cost them both dearly.
Scammers are targeting a group that's looking for a way to balance all that life throws at them. Single moms are now the target, and the scams are greatly affecting families.
It's hard to trust people with your money these days.
Work-at-home scams are popping up again, with a new promise of big money. But that promise quickly fades, leaving you stuck with a big bill.
A warning for small business owners: Scammers are pretending to be part of a well known company, trying to take your money, and it’s easier than you might think.
Debt seems to be piling up for many families, especially after the economic downturn we've seen in the last few years. Many are desperate for help, and scammers are offering to do just that.
Some families in Maumee were surprised to open their utility bills and find some were ten times the normal amount. Many come from the Wrenworth subdivision and say they've been getting these very high
Some families in Maumee were surprised to open their utility bills and find some were ten times the normal amount. Many come from the Wrenworth subdivision and say they've been getting these very high bills recently and now they're asking why. At least one family did not get an actual meter reading in several months.
If you're thinking about selling a timeshare, be on the lookout for scam artists trying to convince you to sell through them. As 13abc’s Shaun Hegarty found, if you do business with them, you'll end up losing in the end.
Sports memorabilia is a multi-billion dollar industry in the US, and, where there is big money, there are scammers. 13abc's Investigative Reporter Shaun Hegarty explains you should always do your research before buying a piece of history.
Just about $24 million is how much the 13abc I-team has discovered is owed to the city of Toledo in utility bills dating back to the 1970s. So what's being done to collect that money with rising water
Just about $24 million is how much the 13abc I-team has discovered is owed to the city of Toledo in utility bills dating back to the 1970s. Some of that money is uncollectable because the residents have left and there's no way to track them down.
A new scheme targeting people who want to work from home is growing in popularity. It's call “re-shipping fraud.”
Some may consider embezzlement scams to be victimless crimes, but one scam almost cost dozens of people their livelihoods.
Since the Boston bombings, people have become more aware that trouble can happen any time anywhere. You may not have realized it, but our community may well have narrowly avoided a tragedy late last
Since the Boston bombings, people have become more aware that trouble can happen any time anywhere.
Conmen are looking for all kinds of way to make a buck these days, including turning to extortion and threats of violence.
Foreign lottery scams and others like it are milking one billion dollars out of consumers annually, and, as I-Team investigator Shaun Hegarty found, the scammers are ruthless.
Many people hope to find love on dating websites, but some are finding nothing but expensive heartache from scammers looking to make a quick buck.
Imagine spending millions of dollars and not knowing where that money goes. It's actually happening right here in Ohio, and it's tax payer money. The money gives struggling families a little boost but
Imagine spending millions of dollars and not knowing where it's going. It's actually happening right here in Ohio, and it's taxpayer money. The money gives struggling families a boost, but as the I-team discovered, there's no tracking it.
Imagine losing your home to foreclosure, even though you've already paid it off. It's actually happening, thanks to scammers trying to rip-off the elderly.
Spending other people’s money and making it your profession sounds like the perfect combination, and that's exactly what conmen want you to think.
Between 8 and 12 million people are falling victim to identity thieves each year. It's one of the country's fastest growing crimes. Now the crooks are hitting the road and watching you.
One in every four woman is a victim of domestic violence according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The incidents are increasing and becoming more deadly. The 13abc I-team is looking
One in every four woman is a victim of domestic violence according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The incidents are increasing and becoming more deadly.
They're called man's best friend, companions for life, but some scammers have found that pets are a great way to make some quick cash.
Giving one simple "yes" to a con artist can open up years of headaches and financial trouble. And as you can see in tonight's I-Team Consumer Alert, once they lure you in, they're not likely to let you go.
Con artists have come up with a new trick to make some quick cash, and they're actually training other people to do the same thing in the process. I-Team Reporter Shaun Hegarty takes a look at how it works.
It’s one of the more bizarre ID theft cases, where the stolen money was not just used to buy items. It eventually killed the suspect.
He's being referred to as the Mini Madoff, an infamous Ponzi-schemer, whose tricks are now trickling down to other crooks all over the country. But there are some things you can do to make sure you don't become the next victim.
With lots of income tax refunds arriving these days, some might catch your attention because they're not for you. Scammers might be using your address as a way for them to pocket a lot of money.
With Michigan preparing for Monday night's NCAA basketball championship, scammers are doing the same thing. It turns out championship games are places where people can lose a lot of money very quickly, all because of their homes.
Scammers can be dangerous to your bank account, your identity, and even your personal safety.
Buying makeup can be expensive at times, but it can be even more costly when scammers cross your path.