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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They have also discovered that fraud victims are less able than the general
public to spot persuasion tactics used by con men. Thus, an emerging new
strategy in the fight against fraud is to teach people the persuasion tactics used in
all scams ...
This is simply another way for investors to be able to see a bad guy coming from
a distance. One final point about this book: The sources used to describe how
fraud works are equal measures of social science research, law enforcement
But if you had the right tour guide and were able to look inside its many
commercial office buildings, you would find every kind of fraudulent boiler room
ever invented: oil and gas rooms, vending machine rooms, Internet kiosk rooms,
But they were able to get on the phone and pitch people on the phone deal. And
what about this guy Joe Vertega? Vertega, as it turns out, was the most
interesting character of them all. Joe was a nice guy but for sure a crack head.
You gotta ...
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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