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Feds charge 42 South Floridians in identity theft fraud scam

Feds charge 42 South Floridians in identity theft fraud scam

By William E. Lewis Jr. For EyesOnNews.com, April 10, 2015 – Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida announced Thursday the filing of federal charges against 42 defendants – in 25 separate cases – dealing with tens of thousands of stolen identities and millions of dollars stolen from victims and government agencies through fraudulent schemes.  Reaffirming a joint federal, state and local commitment in the prosecution of perpetrators who steal, sell and use personal identification information to […]

by · April 10, 2015 · Crime, Events, Featured, Government, News
Scam Alert: Beware of Fake Debt Collectors

Scam Alert: Beware of Fake Debt Collectors

By William E. Lewis Jr. For EyesOnNews.com, Mar 30, 2015 – With federal government oversight taking hold in the debt collection industry, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has again warned Americans not to let their guard down when it comes to telephone calls from supposed “debt collectors.” Keeping accurate records and documentation has become a challenge for some consumers as their financial obligations have increased in a recovering economy.  Opportunistic con-artists posing as “fake” debt collectors recognize this as an area of vulnerability and […]

by · March 30, 2015 · Consumer, Featured, Government
American Heritage wins state mock trial championship (video)

American Heritage wins state mock trial championship (video)

By William E. Lewis Jr. For EyesOnNews.com, Mar 10, 2015 – Coached by Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney Eric Schwartzreich and Assistant United States Attorney Michael Gilfarb, the American Heritage School Mock Team won for the third time Saturday the state championship hosted by the Florida Law Related Education Association (F.L.R.E.A) in Orlando, according to American Heritage program director, Nikki Ippolitto Laurie, late Monday. Advancing over 16 other Florida teams, American Heritage successfully argued a simulated invasion of privacy matter in the case of Harper Sanders versus CharTech, Inc. […]

by · March 10, 2015 · Broward County, Education, Events, News, Videos
LinkedIn premium users each to receive $1 in password-leak settlement

LinkedIn premium users each to receive $1 in password-leak settlement

By William E. Lewis Jr. For EyesOnNews.com, Feb 24, 2015 – To settle a class-action lawsuit that alleged LinkedIn failed to protect the passwords and private information of its premium subscriber customers, the company has agreed to pay $1.25 million – or about $1 each – to approximately 800,000 people who were premium users of the social media network between March 2006 and June 2012. The case dates back to June, 2012 when LinkedIn premium user Katie Szpyrka sued LinkedIn after the social network reported that […]

by · February 24, 2015 · Consumer, Featured, News, Technology
Black Friday and Cyber Monday lines have become blurred

Black Friday and Cyber Monday lines have become blurred

By William E. Lewis Jr. For EyesOnNews.com, Nov 28, 2014 – Black Friday has arrived – and with Cyber Monday right around the corner – retailers across the nation are geared up for the busiest shopping season in over a decade.  With many stores opening early on Thanksgiving and others offering door busting shopping deals online, retailers are in fierce competition with one another in favor of a recovering economy. Despite the traditional extra shopping hours for Black Friday and 24/7 online […]

by · November 28, 2014 · Consumer, Events, Featured, Holiday
Child care food program available to the needy

Child care food program available to the needy

By William E. Lewis Jr. For EyesOnNews.com, Nov 26, 2014 – As the holiday season approaches, Floridians are reminded that the Florida Department of Health (DOH) and the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) participate in a program that provides nutritious meals and snacks to children. Federally funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Child Care Food Program enables child care providers to promote healthy eating. The DOH administers the federal program and works to ensure that participating facilities offer meals and snacks that meet […]

by · November 26, 2014 · Consumer, Featured, Government
Celebrate National Coffee day with a free cup of java

Celebrate National Coffee day with a free cup of java

By William E. Lewis Jr. For EyesOnNews.com, Sept 29, 2014 – Early on a Monday morning, as I sit at Starbucks enjoying a “Bill’s Morning Start” from my own secret menu, I’m reminded that it’s September 29th and National Coffee Day.   Many of your favorite places are celebrating customer loyalty by offering up a free cup of java. Participating 7-Eleven stores will celebrate National Coffee Day by giving customers a free medium-size cup of hot coffee, cappuccino, or latte, while supplies last. In its […]

Social Media: Life after death on the Internet

Social Media: Life after death on the Internet

By William E. Lewis Jr. For EyesOnNews.com, Sept 19, 2014 –  Facing the loss of a family member or friend is often devastating. Imagine the constant reminder of the dearly departed as they appear through social media on your Facebook Timeline or Google+ Circles, in your Twitter Feed or MySpace stream, or even at work on your LinkedIn profile. I was reminded recently in a private message that one of the highly respected politicians receiving birthday greetings from me on Facebook had died […]

by · September 20, 2014 · Consumer, Featured, Lifestyle, Technology
Credit Repair Scams and Free Credit Reports

Credit Repair Scams and Free Credit Reports

By William E. Lewis Jr. For EyesOnNews.com, Sept 12, 2014 – While the economy has been showing signs of improvement, your good name and reputation within the community has never been more important.  Creditors have tightened their credit granting guidelines effectively barring millions of Americans from borrowing money. Mortgage lenders, auto finance companies, credit card issuers and banks have all raised the bar. Borrowers with low Fair Isaac (FICO) scores can expect to be denied credit or to pay significantly higher interest […]

by · September 12, 2014 · Consumer, Featured