Every year, con artists
take advantage of the hectic season, hoping harried consumers will unwittingly divulge information that will allow the scammers to make free long-distance calls at others' expense.
And in some cases, these con artists
are asking customers to approve third- party calls under the pretense of catching phone-fraud `crooks.
Silence only helps the con artists
lead another victim into the trap.
June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A German con artist
using an assumed name is capturing the nation's attention as the details in his custodial kidnapping trial unfold.
Set in Los Angeles over the course of 24 hours, it follows two small-time con artists
who stumble upon a lucrative scam.
It's a world of grifters, cheaters and con artists
After conducting personal interviews with dozens of con artists
and studying their personalities, Shadel has found consistent trends in the tactics they use to defraud their prey.
Unfortunately, unsuspecting consumers continue to be victims of con artists
looking to take their hard-earned money.
A con artist
can take advantage of how easily people share background and personal information online and use this information to make a highly targeted pitch to 'friends' within that social group," Michlovic said.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, business legends Warren Hellman and Arthur Rock announced the first, and one-of-a-kind, online Con Artist
Hall of Infamy with Bernard Madoff as a featured inductee of 2009.
The last place a con artist
wants to be is in a court of law.
The FINRA Foundation's OIF curriculum reveals the tricks of the con artist
's trade by highlighting the psychological persuasion tactics con artists
use to get their victims to make emotional rather than logical investment decisions.
6 CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (2002) STEVEN SPIELBERG directs the amazing biography of con artist
Frank Abagnale who successfully passed himself off as a prosecutor, doctor and, most shockingly an airline pilot, all before the age of 20.
The Con Artist
Playbook -- interviews with con artists
who reveal how they steal your hard-earned money.
6CAT AT A CH ME | YOUCAN (2002) STEVEN SPIELBERG directs the amazing biography of con artist
Frank Abagnale who successfully passed himself off as a prosecutor, doctor and, most shock-shock ingly an airline pilot, all before the age of 20.