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4:01 am on Friday October 19, 2012

Show your pet's best 'Stupid Pet Tricks' for a Letterman casting agent

Image by YouTube user "Botheofficebulldog" It's not exactly a "trick", but this one cracks me up every time.Come out on Sunday, October 21, with your favorite most-talented pet from 1 to 4 p.m. Red's Ice House will be hosting auditions for "Stupid...
7:14 am on Friday April 27, 2012

Grandparent scams more rampant in Beaufort area than thought

Flickr user athrasher If you've been following, you'll have read about two local "grandparent" scams where an elderly person is persuaded that a caller on the other end of the phone is their grandchild and needs money urgently. These scammers are...
12:47 am on Wednesday April 25, 2012

Another local grandparent hit by wire transfer scam

Flickr user athrasher Remember the granddad who was bilked out of $6,000 after a person from Mexico City said he was the man's grandson and persuaded him to wire cash from the Beaufort Walmart? Well, a grandmother from Hampton Hall was hit by a...
2:32 am on Monday April 9, 2012

Grandad scammed in $6,000 wire transfer scam

Flickr user athrasher A granddad was bilked out of $6,000 after a person from Mexico City said he was the man's grandson and persuaded him to wire the cash from the Beaufort Walmart. I'll point you over to The Island Packet's report. Get more...
4:11 am on Thursday October 6, 2011

Two on Hilton Head scammed out of $600,000

Flickr user athrasher Two on Hilton Head Island lost $600,000 between them by apparently falling for a fraudulent investment company called "Heritage Deposit Brokers." I'll point you over to The Island Packet's report. A quick online search...
1:34 pm on Tuesday June 14, 2011

Woman loses $12K in scam of $68K in 'found' cash (update: another hit)

Image by Flickr user athrasher Update June 14: The State is reporting that another woman was bilked out of thousands last month in a very similar scam. This time it happened in Columbia and the woman, 71, withdrew $17,000 in cash from savings. Ouch...
3:11 am on Tuesday June 14, 2011

Woman loses $12K in scam of $68K in 'found' cash (update: another hit)

Flickr user athrasher Update June 14: The State is reporting that another woman was bilked out of thousands last month in a very similar scam. This time it happened in Columbia and the woman, 71, withdrew $17,000 in cash from savings. Ouch. Check...
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