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Utah May Get More Serious About Affinity Fraud

Utah has had more than it's share of affinity fraud cases over the years. Authorities say that in the past year alone, more than 4,000 Utahns have lost over $1.5 billion due to fraud. In many cases, the fraudsters engage in what is known as "affinity fraud" which refers to any type...

The Amish Madoff

The Securities and Exchange Commission filed charges against Monroe L. Beachy , a 77-year-old Amish man from Sugarcreek, Ohio. They found the Bernie Madoff of the Amish. Beachy targeted his fellow Amish in his alleged fraud. He raised more than $33 million from as early as 1986. Beachy enticed...