A new report from WalletHub ranks South Carolina as the second most vulnerable state in the country for identity theft and fraud. The Palmetto State ranked first in the identity theft passport program.
SCANA Energy and its subsidiary SCE&G have agreed to settle the lawsuit from the Securities and Exchange Commission, charging them with defrauding investors by making false and misleading statements about the nuclear plant expansion, that was eventually abandoned.
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced that the Medicaid Recipient Fraud division of the Attorney General’s Office recovered over $60,000 in Medicaid benefits stolen from taxpayers through Medicaid fraud committed by an individual in the Charleston County area. The individual’s name has not been released.
Three people were arrested, and two more remain at large for involvement in an alleged “high-tech Ponzi scheme” that defrauded $722 million
(ABC News)-German prosecutors have indicted former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and four others on charges of fraud and unfair competition, saying he failed to prevent the manipulation of engine software that let Volkswagen cars cheat on diesel emission tests. Prosecutors in Braunschweig said Monday that Winterkorn knew about the deceptive software since at least May 25, 2014, despite his public…
COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Are you interested in protecting your private information from identity thieves? The Columbia Parks & Recreation Department is partnering with AARP for a series of free workshops on topics including frauds and scams, financial literacy and more. The first workshop is set for Wednesday, February 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Busby Street Community Center,…
Columbia Parks and Rec and AARP are teaming up to keep area Seniors safe from those who prey on vulnerable adults through scams and fraud.
Columbia, SC (WOLO) — The Columbia Police Department is asking the public for help identifying this man accused of stealing a credit card. Authorities say the man pictured here is suspected of using that card at several business to make fraudulent purchases. According to investigators, the victim reported her card stolen from a Harden street restaurant on January 17th, 2019…
The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is hoping you can help them locate a woman suspected of trying to use a card stolen from a car last week.
The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is hoping you can help them locate two men accused of swiping a woman’s wallet and using several of her credit cards while she ate at a local restaurant.