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.

November 23, 2023x
00:15:2310.6 MB

Robo calls -- How they work, who makes them and how you can cash in by listening

We've done stories about robo calls before, but this one is different -- we're telling you how the technology works, who makes the calls and how you can make money by simply listening to th...

November 09, 2023x
00:19:3913.53 MB

You can be the victim of a con. Here's how.

Our lasts episode asks how con artists reconcile the impact of their actions and how it harms their victims beyond the money they have stolen. This time we ask what is it about people that make them ...

November 02, 2023x
00:10:367.33 MB

Scams & Cons News for November 2, 2023

Scammers are pulling gasoline dispensers from customers' hands to fill their own cars. Canadian women are more willing to report scams than men. And ProPublica says a scammer has succeed in gett...