Nigerian Prince Scam Busted in Louisiana. The internet has made it possible for love (which lends itself to its own scams) to be found anywhere around the globe. It has opened the chances of one finding the love of one’s life, the job of one’s dreams, and untold other social and financial advantages. Well, some have taken it a bit further to exploit the desperation and greed of people.
Michael Neu, a “Nigerian prince” scammer is accused of pretending to be African royalty as part of a scam to trick people out of thousands of dollars. The Slidell Police Department in Louisiana says they have arrested and charged the scammer with 269 counts of wire fraud and money laundering by sending emails to people and then claiming to be a Nigerian Prince. The email sent claimed that the recipients were the beneficiary of a large sum of money — but in order to receive their “inheritance”, they must first send him their bank account details. Police say people fall for these scams.
“Most people laugh at the thought of falling for such a fraud, but law enforcement officials report annual losses of millions of dollars to these schemes,” Slidell police said in a news release.
Rapper T.I. surprised single moms at an Atlanta-area Target store when he walked in and announced that he will buy their christmas presents. The Rapper posted a video on Instagram showing him as he walked in with his announcement.
In the video, T.I. enters the store and yells out for all single moms to meet him in the back.
T.I spent thousands of dollars buying toys for the children of single moms.
On his Instagram T.I. states, “Wish I could’ve came earlier, stayed longer & done more for more people,” He also stated to those who missed his generous holiday spree: “I’ll catch up with you next year!!!”
Because the Children’s Health Insurance Progam has not reauthorized, Many children will be losing their health insurance coverage.
Many states are notifying clients that they will no longer have access to the Children’s Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP.
The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) – formerly known as the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) – is a program administered by the United States Department of Health and Human Services that provides matching funds to states for health insurance to families with children.
CHIP provides low-cost health coverage to children in families that earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid. In some states, CHIP covers pregnant women. Each state offers CHIP coverage.
According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a majority of states will “exhaust all available federal CHIP funding” by March 2018.
Several states indicated plans to transition children from separate CHIP programs to Medicaid such as Idaho and Oregan. Some states such as Hawaii, Utah, and Alaska plan to use the supplemental funding to cover the program. They face the challenge of plugging up the funding hole left by no federal funding.
Find Your State’s Status
Appendix Table 1: State CHIP Budget Assumptions and Projected Dates of Exhaustion of Federal Funds
Has separate CHIP coverage?
SFY 2018 budget assumes continued federal funding?
SFY 2018 budget assumes ACA enhanced match continues?
State estimate of when it will exhaust federal funding1
State reported update to funding exhaustion date in November 2017?
Raising Dion, a science fiction television series based on a short film and comic book by Dennis Liu is coming to Netflix. Raising Dion features a single mom who discovers her son has magical powers. Added to the everyday life of being a single mom is the task of teaching Dion how to harness and use his powers.
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