HIDALGO COUNTY - A real estate scheme is offering deals that are too good to be true, a local expert said.
The scheme involves Craigslist postings offering large, modern homes at very low rental rates.
"People want to do it because they see a home that's just gorgeous... more »
HIDALGO COUNTY - The promise of riches led a man to become entangled in a sweepstakes scheme.
Ignacio Torres paid up hoping to collect millions. Now his mailbox is overflowing with other sweepstakes offers.
Torres said the supposed contest asked him for money in return for the winnings.... more »
HARLINGEN - Officials of a local charity say someone is posing as one of their workers to scam money from local residents.
The man has used an American Military Support business card and a flyer to solicit donations. The man is going door to door in different areas of... more »
WESLACO - A Craigslist posting drew the attention of a national check-cashing scheme, a Weslaco woman said.
Yasmin Chapa listed an audio mixer for sale on the website. The asking price was $700. A day later a prospective buyer contacted her husband to close the deal.
The check... more »
WESLACO - A woman said her search for love online almost cost her thousands of dollars.
Olby Hughes said she went online to find her soul mate.
Hughes met a man who claimed to be a businessman.
"Supposedly, he was from McAllen. It looked very promising," Hughes... more »
WESLACO - Federal officials are warning of people posing as Food and Drug Administration agents.
The FDA said the bogus agents are after personal information and cash. Officials said the criminals call people to harass them about buying medicines online or over the phone. They say those practices are... more »
AUSTIN - Texas officials have issued a warning about a new identity theft scam.
The Texas Attorney General's Office said the scam claims a new program established by the Obama Administration will provide assistance to pay utility bills.
The scammers are going door to door, using social media,... more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of State issued a warning about an increase in fraudulent emails and letters sent to Diversity Visa program applicants. The people sending the emails are posing as government officials to try to get money from applicants.
The State Department is reminding Visa Lottery applicants... more »
HARLINGEN - One woman is using the power of the Internet to warn about a cyber crime that has the attention of the FBI.
"There's no credit check. There's no application fee. That was something that really appealed to me," says Romy Zarate. "Because I would have done it.... more »
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