The Scam

The Scam
Author: Debashis Basu,Sucheta Dalal
Release: 1993
Editor: South Asia Books
Pages: 294
ISBN: UOM:39015032758651
Language: en
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An attempt to analyze the events of the alleged scandal which took place in the Indian stock market during 1992.

The Scam

The Scam
Author: Janet Evanovich,Lee Goldberg
Release: 2015-09-15
Editor: Bantam
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780345543189
Language: en
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Nicolas Fox is a charming con man and master thief on the run. Kate O’Hare is the FBI agent who is hot on his trail. At least that’s what everyone thinks. In reality, Fox and O’Hare are secretly working together to bring down super-criminals the law can’t touch. Criminals like brutal casino magnate Evan Trace. Evan Trace is running a money-laundering operation through his casino in Macau. Some of his best customers are mobsters, dictators, and global terrorists. Nick and Kate will have to go deep undercover as high-stakes gamblers, wagering millions of dollars—and their lives—in an attempt to topple Trace’s empire. It’s a scam that will take Fox and O’Hare from the Las Vegas strip, to the sun-soaked beaches of Oahu’s North Shore, and into the dark back alleys of Macau. Their only backup—a self-absorbed actor, a Somali pirate, and Kate’s father, an ex-soldier who believes a rocket launcher is the best way to solve every problem. What could possibly go wrong?

The Little Black Book of Scams

The Little Black Book of Scams
Author: Industry Canada,Competition Bureau Canada
Release: 2014-03-10
Editor: Competition Bureau Canada
Pages: 44
ISBN: 9781100232409
Language: en
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The Canadian edition of The Little Black Book of Scams is a compact and easy to use reference guide filled with information Canadians can use to protect themselves against a variety of common scams. It debunks common myths about scams, provides contact information for reporting a scam to the correct authority, and offers a step-by-step guide for scam victims to reduce their losses and avoid becoming repeat victims. Consumers and businesses can consult The Little Black Book of Scams to avoid falling victim to social media and mobile phone scams, fake charities and lotteries, dating and romance scams, and many other schemes used to defraud Canadians of their money and personal information.

Scam Me If You Can

Scam Me If You Can
Author: Frank Abagnale
Release: 2019-08-27
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780525538974
Language: en
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Are you at risk of being scammed? Former con artist and bestselling author of Catch Me If You Can Frank Abagnale shows you how to stop scammers in their tracks. Maybe you're wondering how to make the scam phone calls stop. Perhaps someone has stolen your credit card number. Or you've been a victim of identity theft. Even if you haven't yet been the target of a crime, con artists are always out there, waiting for the right moment to steal your information, your money, and your life. As one of the world's most respected authorities on the subjects of fraud, forgery, and cyber security, Frank Abagnale knows how scammers work. In Scam Me If You Can, he reveals the latest tricks that today's scammers, hackers, and con artists use to steal your money and personal information--often online and over the phone. Using plain language and vivid examples, Abagnale reveals hundreds of tips, including: • The best way to protect your phone from being hacked • The only time you should ever use a debit card • The one type of photo you should never post on social media • The only conditions under which you should use WiFi networks at the airport • The safest way to use an ATM With his simple but counterintuitive rules, Abagnale also makes use of his insider intel to paint a picture of cybercrimes that haven't become widespread yet.

The Scam

The Scam
Author: Janet Evanovich,Lee Goldberg
Release: 2016-05-31
Editor: Bantam
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780345543172
Language: en
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The fourth in the bestselling Fox and O'Hare suspense series that mixes humor from Evanovich and Goldberg's books with the intricate cons seen in the best episodes of Mission: Impossible

The Scam

The Scam
Author: Bernard Ashley
Release: 1997
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 86
ISBN: 1860394809
Language: en
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The Scam

The Scam
Author: Jr Malerba
Release: 2007-11
Editor: iUniverse
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780595457519
Language: en
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Detective Vince Bianco had no idea what he was getting himself into when he agreed to investigate the disappearance of a prominent Long Island bank vice president. He discovers that the missing bank officer had become part of an elaborate bank fraud perpetrated by one of the bank's own clients. But when the client turns up dead - the victim of a mob style hit, the investigation takes a new twist. The trail leads to the bosses of two notorious New York crime families suspected in a rash of thefts from air cargo warehouses at JFK International Airport. After an air cargo employee is found brutally murdered, a connection is made between his murder and the bank scheme. Determined to crack the case, Vince sets out to find the missing bank officer, break up the ring responsible for the airport thefts, and bring the two Mafia bosses to justice.

The Scam Traders

The Scam Traders
Author: Stanley E. Asia
Release: 2005-09
Editor: Just My Best Publishing Company
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781932586374
Language: en
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If you walk around the street expecting to find a scammer, you'll never find one until the scammer makes a fool of you, then you will know that they exist. 'There are hours when crime pays, when stolen waters are sweet, and punishment although lame, will come.' Crimes originate from the hearts of men. Crime can lead to many circumstances such as murder, imprisonment, and death. This novel explains how the advance fee fraud is executed based on both the testimonies of victims and perpetuators. It exposes the cunning of the perpetuators and the greed of the victims. The advance fee fraud is believed to have originated in West Africa during the 1970s, otherwise called the 419 scam after the Nigeria criminal code. It has spread throughout other parts of the world in spite of warnings by various security agents. An average fraudster believes and understands the rule of the scamming game. The terrain for the game isn't a place for truth, but for dupe. The rule of the game is characterized by, love, hope, fear and faith. The fraudsters see themselves as heroes and not criminals, unless ill luck catches up with them. Even then, they never agree that they did anything wrong.

Outsmarting the Scam Artists

Outsmarting the Scam Artists
Author: D. Shadel
Release: 2012-01-30
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781118240076
Language: en
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A practical guide to avoiding the most common scams, from a fraud-fighting expert U.S. consumers lose billions of dollars each year to scam artists—and the next victim could be you. While anyone can be targeted, many victims are older. In AARP's Outsmarting the Scam Artists, renowned fraud-fighter Doug Shadel offers practical advice for consumers who want to protect their money as well as the financial assets of their parents and families. Despite the rise of scams, many people are embarrassed to admit they've been victimized. The author helps break the cycle of shame by including accounts from the people who've been scammed as well as tips from a surprising source: convicted con artists who reveal how they've defrauded people like you. Get practical tips to combat all kinds of scams, from simple lottery tickets to non-existent oil and gas deals and religious ponzi schemes Learn how to protect yourself by securing your mailbox and fraud-proofing your trash Get inside the head of sophisticated scam artists to discover how you can become the type of individual they avoid Scammers are everywhere. But with Outsmarting the Scam Artists in hand, you can protect yourself and your money.

Scam

Scam
Author: Lesley Choyce
Release: 2016-04-26
Editor: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781459811768
Language: en
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Josh’s mother always had issues—with drugs and just getting by. And Josh has always been the one who kept them together. But when his mom dies, he really is on his own and must find a way to look after himself. On his way to his mother’s funeral he meets Lindsay, a cute girl who flirts with him but then steals his wallet. When he confronts her and tells her where he is going, she apologizes, returns his wallet and convinces Josh to let her accompany him to the funeral. So begins a complex relationship that changes both of their lives forever.

The Scam List

The Scam List
Author: Kurt Dinan
Release: 2020-08-03
Editor: Crime Spree Books
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781734912715
Language: en
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Meet the best teen con artist team around. Boone McReedy: high school conman, smooth-talking charmer, and the idiot who just got scammed out of $15,000 of his mom's money. Darby West: ass-kicker, straight-shooter, and Boone's ex-girlfriend. Now, they must team up to save their parents' business, one con at a time. That is if they don't kill each other first. As he did in his award-winning debut, DON’T GET CAUGHT, Kurt Dinan brings laughs, twists, and heart to THE SCAM LISTS’ funny world of teen con artists, exes, and outrageous five-dollar bets.

The Scam

The Scam
Author: Wayne Kniffen
Release: 2020-08-05
Editor: WestBow Press
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781973698173
Language: en
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Can you imagine anything more sobering than to live your entire life thinking you were “this person,” then discover at the end of your life you were actually “that person” instead? To make things more gut wrenching, you discover “that person” had a better life, and you never enjoyed the benefits and privileges that life offered. Most Christians will live their entire lives and never make the discovery of who Christ has made them to be. The Scam originates from the crucible of author Wayne Kniffen’s own experience. He spent thirty years pastoring local churches when the Holy Spirit began to reveal to him his true identity in Christ. Divided into three sections, this guide helps you find your way in life. In “The Connection,” Kniffen exposes you to the beginning of all things which came from God. “The Disconnection” discusses where humankind is and how we got here. “The Reconnection” shares the details of what God did, how he did it, and why he did it. In The Scam, Kniffen demonstrates that the reason most Christians don’t reign in this life is because they are victims of identity theft. We’ve been scammed, and we don’t know it. He insists it’s time we started living up to our calling.

The Scam of the Credit Card Monopoly

The Scam of the Credit Card Monopoly
Author: Chuck Faw
Release: 2019-08-29
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
Pages: 106
ISBN: 9781796055481
Language: en
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The book is about the scam of the credit and debit card business. It covers the power of Visa and the card processors over the business and the power they have over the merchants. It is basically a whistle blower book to show mainly the merchants what is happening and why they pay so high of fees to accept credit and debit cards.

The Scam in Junior College and Other Mystery Stories

The Scam in Junior College and Other Mystery Stories
Author: Yashaswini K
Release: 2021-04-20
Editor: Pencil
Pages: 71
ISBN: 9789354387227
Language: en
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About the book: Yashaswini K published her first book in 2019 - I don't want to meet Lord Krishna, which introduced the character of Crime Reporter Radha Srinivasan and involved her favorite God, Lord Krishna. The book received a good response from critics, one of them even requested a sequel. The current book has 6 short stories involving some more criminal cases, which are solved by the same Reporter Radha Srinivasan. About the author: Yashaswini K is a double post-graduate in Botany and English Literature. She is currently working as a senior journalist with vast experience in writing articles in the print and digital media.

The Scam List

The Scam List
Author: Kurt Dinan
Release: 2020-08
Editor: Crime Spree Books
Pages: 266
ISBN: 1734912707
Language: en
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Boone McReedy: high school conman, smooth-talking charmer, and the idiot who just got scammed out of $15,000 of his mom's money. ​Darby West: ass-kicker, straight-shooter, and Boone's ex-girlfriend. Now, they must team up to save their parents' business, one con at a time. That is if they don't kill each other first.

The Love Scam

The Love Scam
Author: MaryJanice Davidson
Release: 2020-08-04
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781466855441
Language: en
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The Love Scam is a sweet and sassy romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author MaryJanice Davidson. Rake Tarbell is in trouble. When the fabulously wealthy and carefree bachelor wakes up horribly hungover in Venice, it’s not something that would normally be a problem...except he has no idea how he got there from California. Or who stole his wallet. Or who emptied his bank account of millions. Or who in the world is Lillith, the charming little girl claiming to be his long lost daughter. For the first time in his life, Rake is on his own and throwing Benjamins around aren’t going to solve his problem. Now if only the gorgeous, fun, and free-spirited woman who brought Lillith into his life was willing to help the situation... Claire Delaney finds Rake’s problems hilarious and is not in the least bit sorry of adding to them by bringing Lillith into the mix. A pretty Midwestern girl with a streak for mischief, Claire isn't the type to hang around with a guy like Rake. Even if he is drop-dead handsome and charming as all get-out. Even if he needs help and she has all the answers. But if this helps Lillith, she will go out of her way. And with a guy like Rake, she’s willing to bend her rules a bit for some fun. But when adventure-filled days turn to romantic nights as they search for answers, and someone starts following them through the streets of Venice, Claire realizes she's playing more than just a game. And maybe, just maybe, she isn't willing to let go of Rake or Lillith just yet.

The Scam

The Scam
Author: Janet Evanovich,Lee Goldberg
Release: 2016-05-31
Editor: Headline Review
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1472235924
Language: en
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He's on the run. She's an FBI agent. But putting Nick Fox in gaol is the last thing on Kate O'Hare's mind.Nicolas Fox is a charming con man and master thief on the run. Kate O'Hare is the FBI agent who is hot on his trail. At least that's what everyone thinks. In reality, Fox and O'Hare are secretly working together to bring down super-criminals the law can't touch. Criminals like brutal casino magnate Evan Trace. Evan Trace is running a money-laundering operation through his casino in Macau. Some of his best customers are mobsters, dictators, and global terrorists. Nick and Kate will have to go deep undercover as high-stakes gamblers, wagering millions of dollars--and their lives--in an attempt to topple Trace's empire. It's a scam that will take Fox and O'Hare from the Las Vegas strip, to the sun-soaked beaches of Oahu's North Shore, and into the dark back alleys of Macau. Their only backup--a self-absorbed actor, a Somali pirate, Kate's father, and an ex-soldier who believes a rocket launcher is the best way to solve every problem. What could possibly go wrong?

419 Scam

419 Scam
Author: Charles Tive
Release: 2006
Editor: iUniverse
Pages: 158
ISBN: 0595413862
Language: en
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The "419" scam is an aspect of transnational financial crime with a 'modus operandi' peculiar to the Nigerian swindler. The most recurrent type of transnational "419" scam is the "advance fee fraud". It is usually introduced in the form of a business contract, a transfer of stolen money or money from over-invoiced contract, the purchase of crude oil from Nigeria at a relatively cheap rate, and transfer of money left by a deceased person (will scam). In all situations, the victim is eventually lured into an endless period of advance fee payment. The "black money" scam is almost as popular as the advance fee fraud and is sometimes, practiced in continuation of advance fee scam. The victim is introduced to a large sum of money that needs to be cleaned by a special liquid solution. The victim parts with money upon the supposition that the black money would be cleaned and given to him. The con man gets away with the victim's money leaving him with a bunch of worthless papers. The 419 Scam business is not restricted to defrauding foreigners. There are two groups of con men in Nigeria: The local and the International "419ners". The local groups specialize in defrauding Nigerians while the more advanced International syndicates fish out victims from Europe, America, Asia and South Africa. The local ones eventually grow to international status after they have made enough money to acquire computers, facsimile and telephone lines and other gadgets necessary for the scam business. "Tive's insight of the perpetrators behind the advance fee fraud coupled with his knowledge on the topic show that he is a true authority on the subject."- Ralph A. Gonzales, Special Agent-in-Charge, United States Secret Service "This book by Charles Tive is an excellent portrayal of the 419 scam, its operators, and its basic operations."-Gary M. Gibson, Regional Security Officer, U.S. Consulate Lagos. ".is a scholarly but readable summary of the history of and methods used by Nigerian scam / 419 operations."-The 419 Coalition, USA.

SCAM

SCAM
Author: Edzard Ernst
Release: 2018-06-22
Editor: Andrews UK Limited
Pages: 234
ISBN: 9781845409838
Language: en
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So-called alternative medicine (SCAM) is popular and therefore important, no matter whether we love or loathe it. Consequently, an impressive number of books about SCAM are already available. Most of them, however, are woefully uncritical, overtly promotional and dangerously misleading. Not so this one! This book was written by someone who received SCAM as a patient, practised SCAM as a doctor, and researched SCAM as a scientist. It provides an insider's perspective by covering aspects of SCAM which most other books avoid, and by questioning the many tacitly accepted assumptions and wild extrapolations that underpin SCAM. The text is factual, occasionally dosed with a touch of humour or satire. The aim is not only to inform but also to entertain. It is written principally for members of the general public who have an interest in healthcare and are tired of the promotional counter-knowledge produced by SCAM enthusiasts. It is an exercise in critical thinking that might prevent you from wasting your money on (or endangering your health with) bogus treatments.

My Year Abroad

My Year Abroad
Author: Chang-rae Lee
Release: 2021-02-02
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780698407046
Language: en
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INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER “A manifesto to happiness—the one found when you stop running from who you are.” –New York Times Book Review “An extraordinary book, acrobatic on the level of the sentence, symphonic across its many movements—and this is a book that moves…My Year Abroad is a wild ride—a caper, a romance, a bildungsroman, and something of a satire of how to get filthy rich in rising Asia.” – Vogue From the award-winning author of Native Speaker and On Such a Full Sea, an exuberant, provocative story about a young American life transformed by an unusual Asian adventure – and about the human capacities for pleasure, pain, and connection. Tiller is an average American college student with a good heart but minimal aspirations. Pong Lou is a larger-than-life, wildly creative Chinese American entrepreneur who sees something intriguing in Tiller beyond his bored exterior and takes him under his wing. When Pong brings him along on a boisterous trip across Asia, Tiller is catapulted from ordinary young man to talented protégé, and pulled into a series of ever more extreme and eye-opening experiences that transform his view of the world, of Pong, and of himself. In the breathtaking, “precise, elliptical prose” that Chang-rae Lee is known for (The New York Times), the narrative alternates between Tiller’s outlandish, mind-boggling year with Pong and the strange, riveting, emotionally complex domestic life that follows it, as Tiller processes what happened to him abroad and what it means for his future. Rich with commentary on Western attitudes, Eastern stereotypes, capitalism, global trade, mental health, parenthood, mentorship, and more, My Year Abroad is also an exploration of the surprising effects of cultural immersion—on a young American in Asia, on a Chinese man in America, and on an unlikely couple hiding out in the suburbs. Tinged at once with humor and darkness, electric with its accumulating surprises and suspense, My Year Abroad is a novel that only Chang-rae Lee could have written, and one that will be read and discussed for years to come.