Scams
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...
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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.
Identity theft: Peace sign pose could allow hackers to steal your identity
TOKYO — It’s a fashionable way to strike a pose that apparently started in Asia and has gained popularity around the world. But now Japanese scientists are w...
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...
Why One Woman Pretended to Be a High-School Cheerleader
At 33, Wendy Brown stole her daughter’s name, grabbed a pair of pom-poms, lived a teenage dream—then she went to jail for it.
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 ...
New Mexico's Secretary Of State Faces 65th Charge: Identity Theft
The New Mexico secretary of state, who oversees campaign finance reporting and once bemoaned a "culture of corruption" in the state, has been accused of using her election fund as a personal piggy ban...
Criminals Use IRS Website To Steal Data On 104,000 People
A "sophisticated" organized crime syndicate used the IRS website to steal tax forms full of personal financial information on 104,000 taxpayers, the agency said Tuesday. Until recently, the IRS websit...
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.
List of real-life con artists
This is a list of notable individuals who exploited confidence tricks.
Confidence trick (television and movies)
This is a list of fictional portrayals of confidence tricks found in television and the movies.
Sucker list
A sucker list is a list of people who have previously been successfully solicited for something.The major areas of sucker lists are solicitation of donations and fraud.An early example of sucker lists...
Krebiozen
Krebiozen (aka Carcalon, creatine, substance X, or drug X) is an alternative cancer treatment. While the substance has been marketed as a cure for cancer, Krebiozen is not known to possess any therape...
Ghosting (identity theft)
Ghosting is a form of identity theft in which someone steals the identity, and sometimes even the role within society, of a specific dead person (the "ghost") who is not widely known to be deceased. U...
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...
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Fiddle game
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...
James Cook Ayer
James Cook Ayer (5 May 1818 Groton, Connecticut - 3 July 1878 Winchendon, Massachusetts) was the wealthiest patent medicine businessman of his day. Dr. Ayer was also brother of wealthy industrialist F...
James Cook Ayer - Wikipedia
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 ...
United States v. Clark
United States of America v. Clark (U.S vs. Clark, 11-2270) (United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit 2012) is the name of a lawsuit against Jason Elliott Clark by the U.S. Government based on id...
Television Preview
Television Preview (also known as "New TV Preview") is a market research company that purports to test pilots of new television shows while actually looking for audience's reactions to commercials pre...
1099 OID fraud
1099 OID fraud is a common scam used to obtain false refunds from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). People have claimed refunds based on the theory that the U.S. federal government maintains s...
Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act
The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (abbreviated FACT Act or FACTA, Pub.L. 108–159) is a United States federal law, passed by the United States Congress on November 22, 2003, and sig...