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Options May 29, 2012: Damn! I've been scammed!

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  6:10pm thuggyBear:

  6:13pm the glowing one:

I wonder if those con women are making more in a day than they would in a normal low tier job...
  6:14pm Mike East:

finally went to the Meadowlands flea market yesterday after hearing you talk about it for some time. I'm sure there's a way to get scammed there, but we came out OK.
  6:21pm Danne D:

I got that deaf scam tried on me once at a pizza place in Newark "Deaf Education System"
  6:22pm Danne D:

My mom fell pray to a lot of those damn get-rich quick type deals. Don Lapre type stuff. Interestingly enough when you call these guys to cancel explaining that your mom is sick they are very easily put on the defensive and will let you off the hook.
  6:23pm Danne D:

I will take the person in for a sandwich if they say they are hungry and there is food in proximity. It's interesting when they say they don't want the food all of a sudden. I can deal with getting scammed out of a sandwich.
  6:26pm Danne D:

(his mother) Danne is a he :)
  6:26pm 7SD@UCB:

We See You Coming.
  6:27pm Danne D:

Would the expert say that men perhaps are more likely to fail to report fraud out of embarrassment?
  6:31pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Beware of products seen on TV commercials. I'm pretty sure slapping food choppers and stuff like that don't work nearly as well as advertised.
  6:31pm Ike:

Whenever I get a voice mail or text from an unknown phone number with some kind of scammy come-on, I google the number. Often a site called 800notes.com comes up, where people report on the calls they've gotten and in many cases, they report various ways they've been scammed over the phone. It can be interesting (if depressing) reading. One seemingly new scam is somebody who calls from the 202 area code, claiming to be from the DEA and asking people to pay a penalty for buying drugs online!
  6:33pm Danne D:

Fun website devoted to taking revenge on those "Nigerian e-mail scams" - http://www.419eater.com/

I can't say I endorse what these guys do to the scammers, but there are some amazing amazing stories on that website
  6:34pm Danne D:

@Ike I do the same thing - I use www.whocalled.us
  6:38pm Danne D:

I like Doug's Dave Emoryesque voice.
  6:39pm Evan Cordes:

The Big Con is a __GREAT__ book! http://www.amazon.com/The-Big-Con-Confidence-ebook/dp/B004774D1E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1338331118&sr=8-1
  6:40pm Mike East:

I was looking for work a few years ago and answered an ad in the paper for stereo delivery and installation. When I got there, it turned out that it was a company with a fleet of vans that they would send out to parking lots and sell home stereo systems to random people, charging "whatever they could get." I'm not sure where they got the stereos from, but after a day of driving around with some shady dudes asking, "Hey buddy, you need a stereo" I was so embarrassed I never went back.
  6:49pm Danne D:

Look at the first screen of what you can do with your winnings.

"Save for Retirement"

possibly the most cynical ad I've ever seen.
  6:51pm Danne D:

Swoopo, quibids - those auction sites are awful - that dude is right
  6:57pm Danne D:

Great show Chris :)

Could do a year of shows with all of the scams out there.
  6:58pm the glowing one:

  6:59pm the glowing one:

damn that link got messed up :P
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