The Complete Idiot's Guide to Frauds, Scams, and Cons
-- The main target for scams are those 50 years of age or older.
-- This book will expose all the latest scams, frauds, and cons -- and can be updated yearly, if necessary, to expose all the latest schemes.
Fraud -- credit card fraud, telemarketing scares, Internet scares, identity theft and hundreds of other items that are geared to separate you from your money -- is a multi-billion dollar business, both in the U.S. and worldwide. From a simple three-card monte game on a street corner to sophisticated banking and Wall Street swindles, cons, frauds and scams are destined to strike one in ten Americans this year. Check kiting, ATM scares, bankruptcy fraud, real estate scams, Nigerian money offers, and even slave reparation scams -- there are hundreds, maybe thousands, of ways to get suckered by telemarketers or just plain fast-talking swindlers. Scary stuff, right? This book identifies the myriad of scams, cons, and frauds perpetrated every minute of every day in this country, and gives cutting-edge, up-to-date advice on how you can protect yourself from unscrupulous cons of every conceivable stripe. There will also be an entertaining section on con artists through history, from the infamous grifters of the Great Depression to the masterminds of the recent Enron collapse -- perhaps one of the greatest scams in America's history.
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The Anatomy of a Con
What Is a Con?
The Confidence Man and His Mark
Classic American Cons
Pigeons Pills and Predators Scams Against Individuals
Identity Theft and Credit Fraud
DotCon Internet and EMail Scams
1800SUCKER Phone Phraud
Lawyers Guns and Money Tax and Insurance Scams
This Land Is My Land Home and Real Estate Scams
The Con Man Hall of Shame
Claims to Fame Inventors and Inheritors
Thats the Spirit Supernatural Scammers
The Crooks in the Gray Flannel Suits
The Late and the Great
Reversal of Fortune Stinging Con Men
If Looks Could Kill Vanity Scams
Take It and Leave It Family and Inheritance Swindles
Step Right Up Gambling and Carnival Cons
Kites Claims and Cons Business and Institutional Frauds
Workin It Business Bunco
Sign on the Dotted Line Banking Fraud
Investment Swindles and Business Manipulations