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of a con artist
What con artists look for:
How scammers chose their victims.
Why so few
scammers go to jail
artists set up their victims:
The 10 steps con artists use to get your
What a con
artist won't tell you: Questions you can ask a scammer that will
make him run from you.
What a con
artist will tell you
a scammer will give you for not returning your money
Have I been scammed?
The line between a scam and poor business
ethics can be hard to determine.
my money go?
How do I
find my money?
WHAT A CON ARTIST WON'T TELL YOU:
Turn the tables and spot the con
- questions you can ask that will make a scammer run from you.
A con artist will tell you everything and anything you want to hear - up to the point where you start asking pointed questions. These are the questions a con artist will not answer, or will answer with false information, or lull you with excuses and then flee the scene:
Never ask the fox if he is guarding the hen house,
meaning don't ask the person with the offer if the offer is
||Never accept an excuse.
information independent of any phone numbers or
addresses given to you by the person with the offer.
||Always contact the
account holder to verify a suspicious check against the
con artist will dodge:
May I have your business license number?
Do you belong to the Chamber of Commerce?
May I call your local Chamber of Commerce?
What is the name of your banker so I can verify your statements?
May I have your broker's license number?
Would you mind going with me to speak with my bank officer?
What state/country agencies are you registered with?
What sort of references can you provide?
Can you give me addresses where I can see samples of your work?
Do you mind if I get a second opinion?
May I call your embassy about that?
Do you mind if I check with the local authorities?
May I have your contractor's license number?
Do you mind if I call the AMA (American Medical Association)?
Do you mind if I call the ABA (American Bar Association)?
Do you mind if I call the Banking Commission?
Will you show your Trustee papers to my lawyer?
Do you mind if I verify that procedure with my
banker and/or my attorney?
Will you wait while I contact the account holder
to verify the check?
Given the situation, I'll bet you can think up a few
questions of your own. If not, please
Next, find out what scammers tell you to manipulate your actions
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