A Backstage Tour
You're in for a surprise.
How scammers chose their victims.
The 10 steps con artists use to get your money.
What a con artist won't tell you: Questions you can ask a scammer that will make him run from you.
The line between a scam and poor business ethics can be hard to determine.
HOW CON ARTISTS SET UP THEIR VICTIMS
The Mark, The Money, The Getaway: The 10 STEPS all con artists use to set up their victims:
The method for a large, multi-layer investment scam is extremely precise. Although script variations are infinite, the basic plot never changes. The best description is found in The Big Con: The Story of the Confidence Man by David W. Maurer (page 4).
In the big con games the steps are these:
* A big store or big con game can be a Nigerian scam, a High-Yield Investment Program scam, Debenture Trading, Leasing Financial Documents, a bogus investment company, or any of a number of other financial scams involving substantial sums of money from a single victim or small group of victims. See the Dictionary of Financial Scam Terms© and ScamSpeak™: Nigerian Scams.