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Charges Filed In Viral $400,000 GoFundMe Campaign: Couple Conspired With Homeless Man To Invent Story

NBC News Philadelphia reports: A New Jersey couple accused of scamming a homeless good Samaritan out of hundreds of thousands of dollars as part of an online fundraiser that went viral a year ago had initially conspired with him to concoct a “fictitious story,” prosecutors allege. A complaint obtained by NBC Philadelphia says couple Mark D’Amico and Kate McClure made …

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Scam Outfit Linked To Acting AG Marketed “Masculine Toilet” For Men Whose Junk Is So Big It Hits The Water

Mother Jones reports: In November 2014, a Miami Beach-based firm, World Patent Marketing, announced the “marketing launch” of a “MASCULINE TOILET,” which boasted a specially designed bowl to help “well-endowed men” avoid unwanted contact with porcelain or water. “The average male genitalia is between 5″ and 6″,” the firm’s press release said. “However, this invention is designed for those of …

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FTC Shuts Down $100 Million “Trumpcare” Scam

The Miami Herald reports: A South Florida company that collected more than $100 million in premiums selling sham health insurance “for smart people” through a network of deceptive websites, including one called trumpcarequotes.com, was ordered by a federal judge to temporarily shut down following consumer complaints to the Federal Trade Commission. Simple Health Plans, based in Hollywood, lured “tens of …

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Jill Stein Spends Recount Cash On Russian Defense

The Daily Beast reports: Money that Jill Stein raised to recount votes in 2016 swing states is being used by her campaign to pay for legal bills stemming from the investigation of Russian interference in the last presidential election. In June, The Daily Beast reported that the the U.S. Green Party candidate’s campaign, which raised $7.3 million for recounts in …

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Trump Performs MyPillow Promo At Rally [VIDEO]

Yahoo News reports: If you have ever suffered a bout of insomnia, chances are you’ve seen some bizarre infomercials. You may therefore be familiar with MyPillow and have found yourself wondering if the product is the answer to your sleep issues. The company, MyPillow, has at least one huge fan. At a rally in Fargo, N.D., on Wednesday, President Trump …

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ARIZONA: DOJ Charges Two Brothers With Defrauding $50M Via “Scam PACs” For Multiple Right Wing Causes

The Daily Beast reports: The Department of Justice on Thursday brought federal criminal charges against two Arizona men accused of using fake political groups to defraud thousands of unwitting donors out of millions of dollars. Such groups are generally referred to as “scam PACs.” And DOJ’s criminal prosecution represents a major legal escalation against the practice by which those PACs’ …

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BRITAIN: Personal Finance Expert Sues Facebook For Defamation Over Fake “Scam” Ads Featuring His Name

The Associated Press reports: A personal finance expert launched a lawsuit against Facebook in Britain on Monday, claiming the social media company is allowing the publication of scam ads featuring his name. Martin Lewis, who founded the MoneySavingExpert website, says his name has appeared on more than 50 advertisements in the last year, many of them get-rich-quick scams to con …

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Scamvangelist Gloria Copeland: You Don’t Need A Flu Shot Because Jesus Already Gave Us One [VIDEO]

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Back in 2013, the Texas megachurch run by televangelist Kenneth Copeland, a member of President Trump’s faith advisory council who recently became the proud owner of a Jesus-provided private plane, was at the center of a measles outbreak that was attributed to the church’s belief that congregants can forego vaccines because Jesus will …

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Palm Beach Paper Exposes “Tax Scam” At Mar-A-Lago

The Palm Beach Post reports: Donald Trump’s deal with the town of Palm Beach to turn Mar-a-Lago into a private club hinged on an act of charity crafted to skirt IRS scrutiny and deliver for Trump a seven-figure tax break, a Palm Beach Post investigation has found. To make sure Trump could get the $5.7 million deduction, America’s future president …

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Votes On GOP Tax Scam Bill

The Associated Press reports: The Senate is expected to pass the legislation Tuesday night, but the plan to send it on to Trump for his signature had to be scrapped. Democrats noted that three provisions violated Senate rules and had to be removed. So the massive bill will be hauled back across the Capitol for the House to re-vote on …

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House Approves GOP Tax Scam In 227-203 Vote

The New York Times reports: The House on Tuesday approved the most sweeping tax overhaul in decades, voting along party lines to enact deep and permanent tax cuts for corporations and temporary cuts for individuals. The vote puts Republicans one Senate vote and one presidential signature away from their first significant legislative achievement. The Senate is expected to approve the …

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World Net Daily Promotes Alzheimer’s “Cure” Drink

World Net Daily regularly sends out email blasts to “introduce major advertisers to our loyal readers.” This one just arrived: Can a homemade “beverage” permanently end Alzheimer’s disease? That’s what experts are now claiming after seeing THIS drink in action. Recently, a Tufts University educator unveiled an Alzheimer’s-Reversing “Cocktail” recipe and, after watching dramatic transformations of the patients who used …

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DeVos Freezes Obama Regs On Scam For-Profit Colleges

The Associated Press reports: The Trump administration is further delaying Obama-era protections for students defrauded by for-profit colleges, saying it needs more time to write new regulations. Tuesday’s announcement renewed criticism by Democrats and advocacy groups that the administration favors the interests of for-profit universities over students. The Education Department posted a notice in the Federal Register saying it wants …

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Anne Graham Lotz: God Sends Hurricanes, Forest Fires, And Earthquakes To Warn The Rapture Is “Imminent”

Anne Graham Lotz writes for Charisma News: Within weeks, we have experienced record-breaking fires in the Northwest, record-breaking hurricanes in Texas and Florida and a record-breaking earthquake in Mexico. What is happening? Are these disasters random? Just freaks of nature? Or is something more significant intended? The answer may be found in an incredible biblical story. God used the earthquake, …

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Charities Are Still Waiting For Promised Donations Of Leftover Money From Trump’s $107M Inauguration Fund

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee raised an unprecedented $107 million for a ceremony that officials promised would be “workmanlike,” and the committee pledged to give leftover funds to charity. Nearly eight months later, the group has helped pay for redecorating at the White House and the vice president’s residence in Washington. But nothing has yet gone …

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Jim Bakker Was Invited To The White House [VIDEO]

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Jim Bakker, the disgraced former televangelist who reinvented himself as an End Times prepper pitchman following his time in prison, was among the dozens of evangelical leaders who were brought to the White House recently to meet with members of President Trump’s administration. Bakker revealed on his program today that he and his …

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Ark Encounter Sells Land Under Park To Itself For $10 To Evade Tax To Pay For Police And Fire Protection

The International Business Times reports: The group that owns the theme park Ark Encounter have sold the park to their nonprofit affiliates for 10 dollars to avoid paying taxes, according to a report Monday by the Lexington Herald-Leader. The Christian theme park in Williamstown, Kentucky is owned by creationist Ken Ham and features a life-sized recreation of Noah’s Ark. Ark …

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Scamvangelical Jim Bakker: The Apocalypse Has Totally Already Started Thanks To Trump’s Critics [VIDEO]

And you know what you’ll totally need now that the apocalypse is upon us? Food buckets! Brian Tashman reports at Right Wing Watch: Last week on “Revelation in the News,” televangelist Jim Bakker repeated his claims that criticism of Donald Trump is inciting violence and bringing about the Apocalypse and End Times, and asserted that conservative media pundits are being …

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“Mexican” Judge OK’s $25M Trump U Settlement

Politico reports: A federal judge has approved a $25 million settlement President Donald Trump agreed to late last year in a bid to head off a civil fraud trial over his Trump University real estate seminar program. U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel issued a 31-page ruling Friday deeming the deal fair and overruling claims from some former Trump University …

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Emboldened By Their White House Access, Dominionists Gather To Plot Turning America Into Christian Theocracy

Peter Montgomery reports at Right Wing Watch: The dominionist prayer warriors of POTUS Shield, a project launched by Trump-supporting “apostles” and “prophets” immediately after his election victory, met in Ohio last week to further their plans to take full advantage of their new high-level access. Among their goals: “sweeping” the federal courts of any judges whose rulings are not to …

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