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# scam - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

From The42 Pakistani cricketers found guilty of spot fixing Scam

Pakistani cricketers found guilty of spot fixing

Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir have been convicted of a conspiracy to cheat during an international test match in England last year.

# scam - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Three charged over alleged imprisonment of four people in Philadelphia basement

The four adults aged between 29 and 41 were found locked in a basement boiler room on Saturday.

# scam - Thursday 29 September, 2011

Saorview warns of door-to-door TV 'sales' scam

The free digital TV service advises customers that they don’t offer door-to-door sales, and warns people about visitors.

# scam - Thursday 22 September, 2011

Irish patients scammed by bogus stem cell therapies abroad Stem Cell Research This post contains videos

Irish patients scammed by bogus stem cell therapies abroad

Desperately ill Irish patients have been travelling abroad to undergo unapproved stem cell therapies after receiving false assurances that conditions will improve or be cured.

# scam - Monday 13 June, 2011

Ryanair warns of jobs email scam

Messages have been sent out targeting job hunters which look for a payment for a visa, which the email says it necessary to apply for a job at Ryanair.

# scam - Thursday 19 May, 2011

Ryanair warns of 'car promo' email scam

The budget airline warns of an email scam advising people to pay for the delivery of a car “won” in a scratchcard competition.

# scam - Friday 6 August, 2010

A CANADIAN woman has faked having terminal cancer and has raised over $20,000 in charity donations.

23-year-old Ashley Anne Kirilow, told people that she had several forms of untreatable cancer and set up a charity “Change for Cancer” to raise money.

She had gone to the doctor for the removal of a benign lump in her breast, but instead told people that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.

She later elaborated on the lie, adding that she had ovarian and brain cancer.

Kirilow shaved her head, waxed her eyebrows, plucked out her eyelashes, and went on a diet to make it appear as if she was undergoing chemotherapy.

On her MySpace page she wrote:

“Hey I’m Ashley, I have been battling several types of cancer for over a year now. Every day is a challenge and I have to fight for my life, I now appreciate the smaller things in life that most people take for granted. I love to meet new people so feel free to add me and chat.”

Under “occupation” Kirilow wrote: “Fighting for my life”

According to the Toronto Star, Kirilow told people that her parents were dead. However they are both alive and well.

Her father, Mike Kirilow, did not believe that his daughter was telling the truth when she told him she had cancer. He threatened to call the police when he realised that she had been scamming people.

Volunteers claim that Kirilow raised $20,000 but she denies this saying that the amount she raised was less than $5,000.

The Toronto Star reports that she said: “I dug myself a big hole that I couldn’t get out of,” Ashley said. “And there’s nobody to blame but me.”

She has allegedly said that she only lied to get her family’s attention and that she wants to pay back all the money.