In this Tuesday, April 15, 2014 photo, Homeland Security Investigators raid telecommunications and marketing firm TelexFree in Marlborough, Mass. Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin filed a complaint against the company alleging it to be an international multi-level marketing scam that specifically targeted Brazilian-Americans. The company also is under investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Attorney's office. (AP Photo/MetroWest Daily News, Allan Jung)
In this Tuesday, April 15, 2014 photo, Homeland Security Investigators raid telecommunications and marketing firm TelexFree in Marlborough, Mass. Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin filed a complaint against the company alleging it to be an international multi-level marketing scam that specifically targeted Brazilian-Americans. The company also is under investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Attorney's office.
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Last week, a Florida man was accused of scamming Apple out of $309,768 in 42 different transactions, according to The Tampa Bay Times. He ran up high bills at the Apple store, proceeding to “pay” with a card that was subsequently declined. He then pretended to call his bank, gave Apple a fake authorization code to pay for the products, and...it worked.

How does this most recent scam stack up with some of Boston’s scams?

- Boston Marathon bombing charity scams: There were plenty of them. Most well known was the “One Fund” scam where two brothers tried to defraud the Marathon victim charity site.

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- West Roxbury Ponzi scheme: A family schemed about $10 million under the financial firm, Viking Financial Group, from 42 different victims, which included friends, aquaintances and a veteran’s organization.

- MIT students lottery scam: An MIT researcher and a bunch of students made $8 million over the course of 10 years scamming the lottery in a very complex process. (They spent $40 million and made $48 million.) Lottery officials knew about it, but the scam was only brought to the surface when The Boston Globe investigated. Lottery officials were pretty happy about their increased sales.

- TelexFree pyramid scheme: Last week owners of TelexFree Inc. were charged with fraud and conspiracy to, according to The Boston Globe, “commit wire fraud, alleging the two Massachusetts residents misled investors in a vast scheme to enrich themselves and others involved in the business.” They had a $1 billion global pyramid scheme.

- Belmont retirement Ponzi scheme: A man in Belmont, Mass. was running a $10 million retirement investment scheme, which defrauded three dozen investors, his sister being one of them.