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Lompoc business owner almost becomes victim to PPP loan scam

Lompoc business owner almost becomes victim to PPP loan scam

A Lompoc business owner is warning other small businesses after nearly getting caught up in a Paycheck Protection Program or PPP…
Be on alert for the IRS’s list of the ‘dirty dozen’ tax scams

Be on alert for the IRS’s list of the ‘dirty dozen’ tax scams

“Nobody is immune to scams,” said Lucilia Prates, statewide director of Senior Medicare Patrol, a Lawrence-based nonprofit that counsels seniors. “Everyone…
Man arrested in Scotia paving scam, police say; Faces two felonies

Man arrested in Scotia paving scam, police say; Faces two felonies

SCOTIA – A man has been arrested in what police called a paving scam, police said. GAZETTE COVERAGE Ensure access to…
8 of the most notorious Ponzi schemes in US history

8 of the most notorious Ponzi schemes in US history

But in this particular case, his name isn’t Bernie Madoff. It’s Ian Bick. By 2013, Bick was an 18-year-old event promoter…
Bitcoin a ‘gimmick’ and resembles a Ponzi scheme: ‘Black Swan’ author

Bitcoin a ‘gimmick’ and resembles a Ponzi scheme: ‘Black Swan’ author

“Black Swan” author Nassim Nicholas Taleb on Friday criticized bitcoin as a “gimmick,” telling CNBC he believes it’s too volatile to be…