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.
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
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
Victory Fuel Point fuel thefts
The Victory Fuel Point fuel thefts was a series of thefts of diesel and jet fuel in 2007 and 2008 from the United States Army's Victory Fuel Point and Camp Liberty fuel depots in the Victory Base Comp...
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 ...
Work-at-home scheme
A work-at-home scheme is a get-rich-quick scam in which a victim is lured by an offer to be employed at home, very often doing some simple task in a minimal amount of time with a large amount of incom...
Work-at-home scheme - Wikipedia
Spanish Prisoner
The Spanish Prisoner is a confidence trick originating in the late 16th century. In its original form, the confidence trickster tells his victim (the mark) that he is (or is in correspondence with) a ...
Spanish Prisoner - Wikipedia
Vanity gallery
A vanity gallery is an art gallery that charges artists fees to exhibit their work and makes most of its money from artists rather than from sales to the public. Some vanity galleries charge a lump s...
Salting (confidence trick)
In mineral exploration, salting is the process of adding gold or silver to an ore sample to change the value of the ore with intent to deceive, cheat or defraud any person. In the US state of Arizona ...
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Bismacine
Bismacine, also known as Chromacine, is a substance manufactured by American Biologics Corporation and marketed as a purported alternative treatment for Lyme disease. Bismacine contains high levels o...
Gerovital
Gerovital H3 (or procaine hydrochloride and products known as GH3 and other variants which may or may not be identical to Gerovital H3) is a controversial preparation developed during the 1950s and pr...
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