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Suggested search words in rough groupings with main section links:
auto-dialers, call centers, mooches, rip and tear, telephone scams, schemes
|Sweepstakes||( 1 of 5 Prizes Sweeps )||( Advance Fee Sweeps )||Gimmie Gifts|
|Lotteries||Magazine Subscriptions||Reloading||Recovery Scams|
|Charities / Donations / Fundraising|
|Affinity||Blind Pools||Commodities / Futures / Options||FCC Licenses|
|Films||Foreign Currency Exchange / FOREX||Gemstones||High Tech|
|IRA / RRSP||Promissory Notes||Prime Bank||Real Estate|
|Resources||T-Bills / Bonds / CD's & GIC's||Viatical||Wacky|
|Bait and Switch||Churning||Ponzi||Power of Attorney|
|Pump and Dump||Touting|
Terms & Techniques:
brokers, general partnerships, limited liability companies, mutual funds, penny stock, securities
|Boiler Rooms||EDGAR / SEDAR||Financial Planners||Microcap|
downline, entrepreneurs, franchises, internet fraud, locator services, matrix
|Bulk e-mail||Display Racks||Inventions / Patents||Medical Billing Services|
|MLM / Multilevel Marketing||Vanity Press Publishing||Vending Machines|
computer crime, slamming
|Bankruptcy||Credit Analysis||Credit Card Offers||Credit Repair|
|Credit Reports||File Segregation||Identity Theft||Loan Brokers|
|Secured Credit Card||advance fee|
|Abandoned / Lost Money||Employment||Government Auctions||Green Card Lottery|
|Inheritance||Missing Persons||Scholarships / Diplomas|
|Assembly Projects||Computer Work||Product Testing||Reading Books|
|Bank Examiner||Pigeon Drop||Jamaican Switch||Melon Drop|
|Fortune Tellers||Distraction Burglary||Door-to-Door||Coin Con|
|Bank Fraud||Business Loans||Bust out / Planned Bankruptcies||Cheque / Check Fraud|
|Check Kiting||Counterfeiting||Cramming||Fake Ads and Directories|
|Fraudulent Orders||Internet Services||Supply Scams||Paper Pirates / Toner Phoners|
|Bogus Yellow Pages|
institutional singers, mail drops, organized crime, stock promoters
|Corporate Entities||Recovery Operations||Reloaders||Rejection Mills|
offshore banks, offshore trusts, organized crime
crime prevention, criminal justice, proceeds of crime, white collar crime
|Canadian Laws||Canadian Agencies||U.S. Laws||U.S. Agencies|
|Elder Abuse||Mail Fraud||Reporting Crime||Restitution|
|Reverse Boiler Rooms||Seniors||Senior Assistance||Sentencing Guidelines|
|Support Groups||Vulnerable Victims|
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As you read about the countless frauds and scams that are out there, while taking satisfaction in the thought that you would never be gullible enough to fall for one, just try to envision your parents, grandparents, or your rich aunt, on the phone right this moment, preparing to send more of their savings and your ( dare we be so crass ) inheritance to some smooth-talking individual.
If you don't think that you will be affected by several of these operations throughout your life, you are sadly mistaken. Who knows, you might just be old and partially senile when they strike, so an "I told you so" wouldn't bother you much anyway.
For now, good luck and good hunting!