County Councilman’s Ally in $90 Million Ponzi Scheme Pleads Guilty

Man from Maudlin Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud Involved in Ponzi Scheme A man from Maudlin, South Carolina pled guilty on Monday, January 14th, to his role in a $90 million ponzi scheme. 61-year-old Wallace Lindsay Howell pled guilty to wire fraud in the ponzi scheme that landed former Anderson County Councilman Ronnie Wilson a 20-year prison … [Read more...]

FBI Warns About A New Real Estate Fraud and Rental Scam in South Carolina

South Carolina Real Estate Fraud Could Hurt Property Owners and The Market On Wednesday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned South Carolina homeowners and prospective renters that a new real estate fraud scam was in town. According to FBI special agent Dave Thomas, victims are being contacted by an individual in a foreign country, either … [Read more...]

Lawyers Are New Target for Scammers

Even lawyers are not immune to scammers. According to the Wall Street Journal, fraudsters are now targeting law firms in an attempt to swindle the firms out of millions of dollars. The Scheme How are fraudsters able to lure lawyers into their scheme? Scammers pose as new clients living abroad. Through an elaborate scheme utilizing false … [Read more...]

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