Crimes of Persuasion: Schemes, Scams, Frauds : how Con Artists Will Steal Your Savings and Inheritance Through Telemarketing Fraud, Investment Schemes and Consumer Scams (Google eBook)

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Coyote Ridge Publishing, 2003 - Business & Economics - 438 pages
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In-depth fraud coverage of computer crimes such as pyramid schemes make this crime library of internet fraud the cybercrime location for the schemes and scams that con artists perpetrate. White collar crimes such as prime bank fraud, pyramid scams, internet fraud, phone scams, chain letters, modeling agency and Nigerian scams, computer fraud as well as telemarketing fraud are fully explained. This detailed but easy to read report on organized crime topics include credit card fraud, check kiting, tax fraud, money laundering, mail fraud, counterfeit money orders, check fraud and other who's who true crimes of persuasion.
  

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Contents

Telemarketing Operations
22
Recovery Operations
54
Minor Outbound Losses
133
Major Inbound Telemarketing Frauds
152
Minor Inbound Telemarketing Fraud
185
FacetoFace Frauds
234
Local Pyramid Clubs
282
Scams Delivered By Other Means
317
Scams Targeting Businesses and Institutions
355
Victims of Fraud
387
Laws Available to Deter and Prosecute Fraud
405
Factors Which Allow The Problem To Continue
417
Copyright

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Page 20 - W;o prey on your fears. Con artists know that many older Americans worry that they will either outlive their savings or see all of their financial resources vanish overnight as the result of a catastrophic event, such as a costly hospitalization. As a result, it is common for swindlers and abusive salespeople to pitch their schemes as a way for older Americans to build up their lite savings to the point where such fears are no longer necessary.

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