Outsmarting the Scam Artists

Outsmarting the Scam Artists

How to Protect Yourself From the Most Clever Cons

Book - 2012
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A practical guide to avoiding the most common scams, from afraud-fighting expert

U.S. consumers lose billions of dollars each year to scamartists—and the next victim could be you. While anyone can betargeted, many victims are older. In AARP's Outsmarting the ScamArtists, renowned fraud-fighter Doug Shadel offers practicaladvice for consumers who want to protect their money as well as thefinancial assets of their parents and families.

Despite the rise of scams, many people are embarrassed to admitthey've been victimized. The author helps break the cycle of shameby including accounts from the people who've been scammed as wellas tips from a surprising source: convicted con artists who revealhow they've defrauded people like you.

  • Get practical tips to combat all kinds of scams, from simplelottery tickets to non-existent oil and gas deals and religiousponzi schemes
  • Learn how to protect yourself by securing your mailbox andfraud-proofing your trash
  • Get inside the head of sophisticated scam artists to discoverhow you can become the type of individual they avoid

Scammers are everywhere. But with Outsmarting the ScamArtists in hand, you can protect yourself and your money.

Baker & Taylor
Offers information about the often sophisticated techniques that scam artists use to trick people out of their money and valuables, and how readers can use knowledge of these techniques to avoid becoming the victims of fraud.

& Taylor

Featuring practical tips to combat all kinds of scams, from non-existent oil and gas deals to religious ponzi schemes, this timely resource, written by a renowned fraud-fighter, helps consumers protect their own money as well as the financial assets of their parents and families. Original.
Examines how fraud schemes work, who is targeted, and offers advice on how you can protect yourself from being a victim.

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2012
ISBN: 9781118173640
Characteristics: 191 p. ; 23 cm


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