Confidence trick
A confidence trick (synonyms include confidence scheme, scam and stratagem) is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their confidence, used in the classical sense of trust. Confi...
The College Scam
A new book makes The Case AGAINST Education. Who would argue against education? Economics professor Bryan Caplan. He tells John Stossel that what we need to do is to go back to a world where college ...
How the Fine Art Market Is a Scam
Good news, aspiring artists! The world of fine art is manipulated financially AND extremely exclusive! Watch an all-new Adam Ruins Everything on truTV every Tuesday 10/9C! #AdamRuinsEverything
IRS Scammer Calls Man and Gets Fooled - SCAM ALERT!!
Fake I.R.S. employee tries to scam man and gets fooled. Every day people are fooled into paying into these scams. Watch as this scammers time is wasted.
The Skype sex scam - a fortune built on shame
Arab men are being targeted by blackmailers who trick them into them masturbating on webcams - then make them pay for it.
The Great Indian Vegetable Scam - 101 Underground - 101India
Silicone spray, coloured dye and injections: What farmers are doing to make stale veggies look fresh. Next time you reach for the biggest, shiniest or freshe...
Buyer Beware: Outlet stores aren’t as good a deal as you think!
Here's the secret they don't want you to know. Outlet stores began in the 1930s as a place for excess and damaged...
AP Investigation: China launders Cash Of Foreign Criminals
Scam artists, drug cartels and gangs from around the world have found a new haven for laundering money: China. The country's well-developed underground financial networks have caught the attention of ...
Chapter One: Who is behind one of the biggest scams in history?
CNNMoney goes on a hunt for the woman who is the face of the one of the biggest cons in history. This psychic scam has allegedly bilked hundreds of millions of dollars from some of the world's most vu...
Kido's First Shell Game
Kido was abandoned twice in the first 6 months of his life. When he was about to be listed on a shelter's kill-list, I met him and he has become the love of my life since then.
How to Protect Yourself Against 'Free WiFi' Scams
Security experts warn that cyber criminals are setting up fake WiFi hotspots, luring consumers to hand over the keys to their computers.
25 Most Popular Scams You Should Watch Out For
Scammers are everywhere, which is why we are bringing you the 25 most popular scams you should watch out for.
Pyramid & Ponzi schemes
Prosecutors say Bernard Madoff used a Ponzi scheme to bilk people out of $50 billion. So just what is a Ponzi scheme. (Dec. 17)
Pyramid & Ponzi schemes - How to Avoid
In this video, http://www.WatchMojo.com sits down with a financial advisor to learn more about Ponzi schemes and how to avoid this type of fraud.
Badger game
The badger game is an extortion scheme, often perpetrated on married men, in which the victim or "mark" is tricked into a compromising position to make him vulnerable to blackmail.There are two compet...
Clip joint
A clip joint or fleshpot is an establishment, usually a strip club or night club (often claiming to offer adult entertainment and/or bottle service) in which customers are tricked into paying excessiv...
Cramming (fraud)
Cramming is a form of fraud in which small charges are added to a bill by a third party without the subscriber's consent or disclosure. These may be disguised as a tax or some other common fee, and ma...
Embarrassing cheque
The embarrassing cheque is a confidence trick which may also be an urban legend.The scam was supposedly performed by a company selling pornography or other sex aids and trading under a highly explicit...
Enzyte
Enzyte is an herbal nutritional supplement originally manufactured by Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals (now Vianda, LLC) of Cincinnati, Ohio. The manufacturer has claimed that Enzyte promotes "natural ...
Green goods scam
The green goods scam, also known as the "green goods game", was a fraud scheme popular in the 19th-century United States in which people were duped into paying for worthless counterfeit money. In the ...
Hongcheng Magic Liquid
The Hongcheng Magic Liquid incident was a scam in China where Wang Hongcheng (Chinese: 王洪成; pinyin: Wáng Hóngchéng), a bus driver from Harbin with no scientific education, claimed in 1983 that...
List of confidence tricks
This list of confidence tricks and scams should not be considered complete, but covers the most common examples. Confidence tricks and scams are difficult to classify, because they change often and of...
List of Ponzi schemes
This is a list of Ponzi schemes, fraudulent investment operations that pay returns to separate investors from their own money or money paid by subsequent investors, rather than from any actual profit...
List of e-mail scams
Email scam is an unsolicited email that claims the prospect of a bargain or something for nothing. Some scam messages ask for business, others invite victims to a website with a detailed pitch. Many ...
List of e-mail scams - Wikipedia
Miracle cars scam
The miracle cars scam was an advance fee fraud that ran from 1997 to 2002. It was one of the largest advance fee frauds in world history, as well as the largest automobile fraud in American history. ...
Pyramid & Ponzi schemes
A pyramid (from Greek: πυραμίς pyramis) is a structure whose outer surfaces are triangular and converge to a single point at the top, making the shape roughly a pyramid in the geometric sense. The...
Pyramid & Ponzi schemes - Wikipedia
Shell game
The shell game (also known as Thimblerig, Three shells and a pea, the old army game) is portrayed as a gambling game, but in reality, when a wager for money is made, it is almost always a confidence t...
Shell game - Wikipedia
Three-card Monte
Three-card Monte — also known as Find the Lady or the Three-card Trick — is a confidence game in which the victim, or mark, is tricked into betting a sum of money, on the assumption that they can find...
Three-card Monte - Wikipedia