Updated: 9:57 AM Foreign lottery schemes may be fleecing American's out of as much as a billion dollars every year. The problem is so vast, Congress is hearing testimony on the matter. One challenge for law enforcement is tracking down suspects who are often overseas.
Updated: 6:58 AM Millions of Americans are still struggling with growing debt even though the economy is recovering. Many feel desperate for help. But be leery of debt settlement groups, you may end up further in debt.
Updated: 6:24 AM Sports memorabilia is a multi-billion dollar industry in the U.S., and where there is big money, there are scammers. Ruth, Gehrig, Mantle are all baseball icons. Millions of fans who love the game collect memorabilia.
Updated: 7:48 AM If you don't read bank statements diligently, you will after this story. We are all vulnerable to bank fraud.
"Pure greed. He would entice these people with money," said US Postal Inspector Dave Anderchak.
Updated: 6:56 PM There's ample proof that that are few places off limits for identity thieves. Some have no shame. "The dream was gone, everything we worked for, gone," said Elsy. She was devastated after discovering the money she and her husband were saving for a new home had been stolen from their bank account.
Updated: 11:39 AM The facts are hard to hear. One in four girls will be sexually assaulted before the age of 18. In the last decade, the number of children seen for abuse at the Child Advocacy Center has tripled. But there are survivor stories.
Updated: 10:40 PM A conman used a creative scheme to steal thousands of dollars from various employers, but that man's decision to threaten victims with violence ultimately did him in. "The message was a threat against me and my family," said the victim, who wanted to remain anonymous.
Updated: 11:25 PM If you've ever donated to a charity, you likely don't think about where that money ends up. "These people were greedy, but on top of being greedy, quite frankly they were stupid, too," said former District Attorney Rich White.
Updated: 2:03 PM This is a cautionary tale for anyone who has elderly loved ones who live on their own. While we all know that the elderly are prime targets for con-artists. In this case the victim is on the verge of losing everything.
Updated: 11:22 PM The surge in online dating also holds an important warning: be weary of con-artists and certainly be cautious before any money is exchanged. "Initially, it started out as a friendship," said Mary. "He would tell me about himself, I would tell him about myself."
Posted: 5:24 PM The family of 74-year-old Raymond man, Tom Schlender, who was murdered on a dark Mississippi highway one year ago, continues to wait for the trial to begin while the accused killer. The trial is slated to start in June 2013. However, the district attorney handling the potential death penalty case has said it may be pushed back to August because a required mental evaluation on the accused is still pending.
Updated: 8:02 AM ID theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America. Between 8 and 12 million people could be victims in a single year. Thieves are using extraordinary measures to steal your money.
Updated: 5:23 AM Pinnacle Bank Arena opens this fall in Lincoln and the new $179 million building is taking shape both inside and out. 10/11 recently got a private tour through the downtown arena with Nebraska Associate Athletic Director Marc Boehm.
Updated: 7:49 AM In the words of Jack Hoffman, cancer sucks. May is brain tumor awareness month and two families hope their efforts can make it a little less painful for kids battling pediatric brain cancer.
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