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On Fraud

My friend Andrew quipped that there is so much fraud in the world these days, even fraudsters are complaining about it. His remark would be hilarious if it wasn’t so true. It’s tempting to fall back on a fortress mentality … Continue reading

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Schemes And Scams

This past weekend, I received a phone call from a person who claimed to be an Internal Revenue Service agent. She claimed that the government had refunded $200 too much income tax return money. The caller asked if I had … Continue reading

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Fraudsters

I clicked on the link to a blog in South Africa I’ve been following for about a year. Her page was nearly completely loaded when, suddenly, the browser went blank and my AVG anti-virus displayed a dialogue box showing a … Continue reading

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So Much Fraud

While visiting with my friend Jorge this past weekend, the subject of pyramid schemes came up. Apparently his cousin Rosa got taken in by a confidence scheme. In Rosa’s case, she was not taken in by a confidence-man, she was … Continue reading

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Pretending

The word “pretending” is paradoxical. A person who pretends to be someone else in order to hijack a bank account is fraudulent. A person pretending to be someone else in order to play a role in a movie or play … Continue reading

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Fraudulent

My friend Jorge had a very close call with a fraudster last month. His phone rang during a nap so Jorge’s mental state was groggy and not at its usual savviness . It was one of those robocalls. The pre-recorded … Continue reading

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Bamboozled

The email subject line simply announced, “Bamboozle”. At first, I thought the email might be yet another rant about the ongoing political controversy enveloping Washington D.C. and the rest of the nation these days. I decided to open the email anyway.  It … Continue reading

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