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Action Fraud:

    CELEBRITIES and business moguls are being used to trick Brits into clicking phoney ads – and even lure them into dodgy online scams. Top names like Piers Morgan, Richard Branson and This Morning hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield have all been used by scammers for fake online ads. 7British celebs like Holly Willoughby are being used in fake scam adsCredit: ScamCryptoRobots / The Sun Some online ads are relatively harmless, using celeb names to attract more clicks on a website. But cyber experts and UK fraud police have warned The Sun about fake celeb endorsements for Bitcoin schemes – which could see Brits losing huge sums of money. An Action Fraud spokesperson speaking to The Sun warned "don't assume...
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A former conservative operative who was once romantically linked to a Russian agent was sentenced Monday to seven years in federal prison in South Dakota. Paul Erickson pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering as part of fraudulent investment schemes he operated for many years, the Argus Leader reported. Erickson was not charged in connection to his romantic relationship with Maria Butina, who was deported in October after admitting she sought to infiltrate conservative U.S. political groups and promote Russia’s agenda. Prosecutors said Erickson concocted multiple investment schemes from 1996 to August 2018, including recruiting investors for a string of elder care homes; developing a wheelchair that allowed a person to use the bathroom...