Episodes

May 23, 2024x
16
00:23:11

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, 2024x
15
00:16:02

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...

May 09, 2024x
14
00:42:51

Why steal your identity when all scammers need is a synthetic you?

Identity theft was once fairly easy. Watch someone's mailbox for a credit card offer, then send it in with a new address; discover something like your Social Security number, then route that money to ...

May 02, 2024x
13
00:15:12

A boy amputates his legs to get insurance month and "ghost hacking" sends messages to the deceased family

In separate incidents, a man and a woman are arrested for romance scams. A boy in Taiwan agrees to have both legs amputated to gain insurance money and a woman who wanted a puppy pays the money, only ...

April 25, 2024x
12
00:25:29

Faking your death

It sounds exotic to fake your death, then just walk away, expect it almost never works. One woman was found in her home closet. Another was found by just pinging her phone. Then there is the woman who...

April 18, 2024x
11
00:14:45

News: A Nebraska woman is conned out of a gold bar a woman buys the wrong kind of gift card, frustrating a scammer, but still losing her money

News: A Nebraska woman is conned out of a gold bar and a woman buys the wrong kind of gift card, frustrating a scammer, but still losing her money Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/...

April 11, 2024x
10
00:18:44

Witness Protection Programs -- it's not an easy way to vanish

t would seem if federal and state governments wanted you to disappear for your safety, it would be an easy thing to do. They can create all the documents you need, give you some money to get started a...

April 04, 2024x
9
00:13:47

Woman recovers $147k from scammer and a man tries to own the New York Hotel

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March 28, 2024x
8
00:29:53

Hear from Maureen, a woman whose husband disappeared and she doesn't know why

The theme of this series has been the long con of vanishing. Instead of a scammer targeting you, you are the one scamming everyone else. To be successful, you must do this the rest of your life, makin...