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True Crime Online Video Podcast: Safe Online Shopping

True Crime Online Video Podcast: Safe Online Shopping

True Crime Online Newsletter - August 26, 2013

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Michigan woman loses $350 in online monkey scam
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/4041164-michigan-woman-loses-350-in-online-monkey-scam/

Police in the Michigan city of Battle Creek have advised a woman that she shouldn't expect to see a monkey, or her money.

The Battle Creek Enquirer reports a 25-year-old woman contacted police Tuesday to report she lost $350 trying to buy a monkey from the African country of Cameroon.

The woman says she and her roommate found what they thought was a reputable website and received pictures and information about monkeys.

The so-called seller offered the monkey for $50. She sent it but received no simian.

After more back and forth, the woman shelled out $300 in two more payments but her contact wanted more money for a cage, license and shots.

Authorities smell a scam and say they are trying to gather her contact information.

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True Crime Online Newsletter - August 19, 2013

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Man named Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop arrested for drugs

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/08/18/Man-named-Beezow-Doo-Doo-Zopittybop-Bop-Bop-arrested-for-drugs/UPI-76551376857224/#ixzz2cQY5mfzx


Police in Wisconsin said an unusually named man, Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to manufacture.

The 32-year-old man, who was born Jeffrey Drew Wilschke and had his name legally changed in October 2011, allegedly had drugs and paraphernalia during a July 20 traffic stop, court records said.

Washington County records said Zopittybop-Bop-Bop, of Madison, was driving a minivan with an expired registration when a Washington County sheriff's deputy pulled him over for weaving between lanes.

Deputies found .60 ounces of marijuana in a Mason jar, more than 100 small, plastic bags, two scales, marijuana grinders and marijuana pipes in the vehicle, The (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) Gazette reported Friday.

Zopit…

True Crime Online Video Podcast - Back to School: Don't Let The Bullies Get To You

True Crime Online Video Podcast - Back to School: Don't Let The Bullies Get To You

True Crime Online Newsletter - August 12, 2013

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Delta confirmation number reads 'GONER'

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/08/09/Delta-confirmation-number-reads-GONER/UPI-64241376076776/

Delta Airlines, headquartered in Atlanta, said it will ensure its system does not use "GONER" in confirmation numbers after it appeared on a passenger's ticket.

Passenger Kathryn Stockett posted a picture of a Delta ticket to her Twitter account and noted the confirmation number, which read "GONER5," NBC News reported Friday.

"Dear Delta Airlines, I know we've been through some hard times together but is this really my conf number?" Stockett posted.

Delta said the confirmation numbers are randomly generated, but officials will be ensuring the pattern does not come up in the system again.

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True Crime Online Newsletter - August 5, 2013

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Car owner shops for insurance, gets quoted $1.8 million per year
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/08/02/Car-owner-shops-for-insurance-gets-quoted-18-million-per-year/UPI-72081375478974/#ixzz2b6GWfsE9
A British man shopping for insurance for his 10-year-old car learned one company was prepared to offer coverage for the equivalent of $1.8 million per year.

Rhys Barker, 27, learned on the Zenith Insurance website his car, a Vauxhall Corsa economy car he bought for 1,400 pounds ($2,141), could be insured for 1.2 million pounds ($1,835,401) per year -- or 104,000 pounds ($159,068) in slightly higher monthly installments -- the Belfast Telegraph reported Friday.

Barker lives in Salford, near Manchester, site of some of Britain's highest car insurance rates because of a preponderance of car crimes, the newspaper said.

Gary Humphreys of Markerstudy Group, which owns Zenith Insurance, told the Manchester Evening News the price quote "reflects that…