Outsmarting the Scam Artists: How to Protect Yourself From the Most Clever Cons
John Wiley & Sons, 30 ian. 2012 - 208 pagini
A practical guide to avoiding the most common scams, from a fraud-fighting expert
U.S. consumers lose billions of dollars each year to scam artists—and the next victim could be you. While anyone can be targeted, many victims are older. In AARP's Outsmarting the Scam Artists, renowned fraud-fighter Doug Shadel offers practical advice for consumers who want to protect their money as well as the financial assets of their parents and families.
Despite the rise of scams, many people are embarrassed to admit they've been victimized. The author helps break the cycle of shame by including accounts from the people who've been scammed as well as tips from a surprising source: convicted con artists who reveal how they've defrauded people like you.
Scammers are everywhere. But with Outsmarting the Scam Artists in hand, you can protect yourself and your money.
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Many victim lists look like a who's who of American business. So why are so
many people in denial about their own susceptibility to this crime? Part of it is
human nature. Health psychologists long ago identified something known as “the
The 12 master cons quoted herein have collectively stolen hundreds of millions
of dollars from American investors and consumers. Most of these cons insisted on
hiding their identity, so we have given them each a pseudonym (see “Meet the ...
Regardless of what is being sold, the “$150,000/yr possible” claim generates
thousands of phone calls and in this case, all the calls were going to a south
Florida business called All American Pay Phones (not its real name). While pay
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The Con Artists Central Strategy
The Stages of Fraud
The OilandGas Scam
The Religious Ponzi Scam
The Gold Coin Scam
The Movie Scam
An Interview with
Who Are the Victims?
Become a Fraud Fighter
Fraud Prevention That Works
Appendix A The FraudVulnerability Quiz
The Lottery Scam