Scams & Cons

Scams & Cons

Scammers don't steal your money, they create a world where it makes perfect sense to hand your cash over to them. Three-card-monte, the longest running show on Broadway, seems easy. You're watching the tosser and you always see the queen. What you don't see is a group of shills working you into the gate where you'll lose everything you have.

Sometimes a large sum of money is accidentally sent to you and the sender asks for the additional cash to be sent back. In the meantime, they empty your bank account.

We'll tell you all about the scams, how they work and why people fall for them. Don't become a sucker. Listen in.

June 20, 202400:09:51

An Uber driver was killed while delivering a package for a scammer and a Canadian scammer is in jail for a $175 million e-mail fraud in the U.S.

An Uber driver was killed while delivering a package for a scammer and a Canadian scammer in jail for a $175 million e-mail fraud in the U.S. while a man cons people into letting him use their phones,...

June 06, 202400:14:00

Woman scammed by promise of free home make-over

A woman scammed by promise of free home make-over, a scammer tries to hoodwink Drew Barrymore's guests and an Alabama woman has admitted to faking her own disappearance after earlier claiming she had ...

May 23, 202400:23:25

Clean and green -- washing your checks

When you write a check, you expect it to be secure, after all, you did write it in ink. That means bupkus unless you used a secure check and security pen. These days, scammers can use household chemic...

May 16, 202400:16:02

A scam leaves a man in a coma and a woman's home is stolen

An East Tennessee woman stops a scam by people posing as a representatives of Publishers Clearing House and a Wisconsin woman must pay taxes on $200,000 she lost to a scammer. A federal law once prote...