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.
Smith Brothers
The Smith Brothers were makers of the first cough drops produced and advertised in the United States, becoming one of the most famous brands in the country in its day.
William Wallace Smith I (183...
Smith Brothers - Wikipedia
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People was a late 19th to early 20th-century patent medicine containing iron oxide and magnesium sulfate. It was produced by Dr. Williams Medicine Company, the tradin...
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People - Wikipedia
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...
Strip search prank call scam
The strip search phone call scam is a series of incidents that extended over a period of about ten years before an arrest was made in 2004. The incidents involved a man calling a restaurant or grocery...
Spyware
Spyware is software that aids in gathering information about a person or organization without their knowledge and that may send such information to another entity without the consumer's consent, or th...
Spyware - Wikipedia
Tilden's Extract
Tilden’s Extract was a 19th-century medicinal cannabis extract, first formulated by James Edward Smith of Edinburgh. In the United States, the laboratory of Tilden & Co. manufactured and sold the ...
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...
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 ...
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...
Ovoferrin
Ovoferrin was a tonic originally produced in the United States by A.C. Barnes Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and later by Zonite Products Corporation, which acquired A.C. Barnes Company in 1929...