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The Perfect Scam
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Learn how to protect yourself from scammers. Hear compelling personal stories from scam victims, con artists and leading experts that pull back the curtain on how scammers operate.
 
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Scam Baiters!
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Scam Baiters! The show dedicated to exposing the latest scams, cons, and hustles! Take a laugh at thier expense whilst we make up elaborate story lines to get them talking before dropping the bombshell... They are LIVE on the radio!!! Your calls are welcome as this is the BIGGEST conversation you will find on the web!
 
Compare these amazing stories with your own. We all seem to be on this journey together, writing fiction and fact as we go...
 
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Scam Likely
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We'll teach you where to go for free flights, hotels, money and other stuff! We will also discuss all the scams we've encountered. Be more informed about all scams, shams and flim flams!
 
Educating Texas Landowners about Texas Wildlife Management Tax Valuation (Mistakenly called "ag exemption"). Be educated with factual information!
 
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Not a Scam
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Brax and Samuel come up with really bad ideas for new business.
 
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Desiree, the “Sweetheart Swindler,” has made off with $15,000 of 76-year-old Jim’s money. Once a millionaire, Jim lost his real estate empire during the recession, and now thanks to Desiree he has also lost the savings he worked tirelessly to rebuild. Desiree has moved on to a new mark, Doug, a veteran living in Nevada. This time around Desiree ...…
 
Jim spent much of his life building a real estate empire on the West Coast. In the process he became a millionaire, profiled in newspapers and on television. But in 2007, when the recession hit, Jim lost his vast fortune. At 76, Jim is running a small resort in Lake Tahoe, working to slowly rebuild his finances, when he receives a mysterious ca ...…
 
Bobby Thompson was once a respected fundraiser, generating millions of dollars for his charity, the U.S. Navy Veterans Association. When a Florida journalist uncovers that the charity is a scam, Thompson goes on the run. Eventually he starts a new life as “Don Morsette” in Portland, Ore. Living in a boardinghouse and claiming to work as a consu ...…
 
The man known to Washington’s elite and powerful politicians as Captain Bobby Thompson has disappeared. Due to an investigation by a Florida-based journalist, it’s been revealed that Thompson’s charity, the US Navy Veterans Association, is an elaborate scam. For years this charity has fraudulently collected millions of dollars under the guise o ...…
 
The U.S. Navy Veterans Association claimed to be a charity headquartered in Washington, D.C. Founded by Bobby Thompson, known to top politicians as a retired lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve, the charity’s stated purpose was to support veterans and their families. Using telemarketing firms, the association secured contributions fro ...…
 
Darren Berg’s crimes are catching up to him. Through his company the Meridian Group, Berg has been operating Washington state’s largest Ponzi scheme, defrauding investors of more than $100 million. The FBI, the U.S. attorney’s office and the IRS are all on the case, combing through Meridian’s financial records. People like best-selling author J ...…
 
It’s 2009 and Bernie Madoff has pleaded guilty to stock and securities fraud in New York. Covered heavily by the media, Madoff’s Ponzi scheme is front of mind for many Americans. It also has a group of investors on the West Coast concerned. They’ve placed their hard-earned savings with the Meridian Group, a company operating out of downtown Sea ...…
 
The FBI is on to Farid Fata, an oncology doctor in Michigan who has been administering unnecessary cancer treatments in order to steal $34 million from Medicare. George, the practice’s office manager, has gathered enough evidence to bring the case to the authorities. It lands of the desk of Agent Drake during his first week with the FBI’s healt ...…
 
When Dr. Maunglay moves to Michigan, he’s excited to join Dr. Fata’s practice. But Fata’s controlling and odd ways make him question his decision to take the job. When Maunglay looks into a patient’s records, he’s shocked at what he finds: Fata is giving chemotherapy and other treatments to patients who don’t need it, some of whom don’t have ca ...…
 
A bustling oncology practice in Michigan is hiding something sinister. Patients come to Farid Fata at their most vulnerable, after they’ve been diagnosed with cancer or to receive the life-altering diagnosis. But when Angela, an oncology nurse, arrives at one of Fata’s well-regarded clinics for an interview, she finds that nothing is as it seem ...…
 
Single mother Sara is growing suspicious of the man she met online. He claims to be an Army major stationed in South Africa, but Sara’s family worries she’s being scammed. Meanwhile, another woman approaches law enforcement to report that she’s been swindled out of thousands of dollars by the same man in a romance scam.…
 
Sara thought she knew everything about the Army major and single father she met online. After months talking she found herself falling for him. But what Sara didn’t know was that the man she’d fallen in love with was actually the ringleader of a romance scam that bilked nearly $2 million from its victims.…
 
https://livesensical.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/ScamFreeLesson070001.mp4 Summary Now you know all I do about getting scam-free in your own personal life. You can see that this book contains a short synopsis of a great deal of data out there on how life is actually wired. The data I give you here has been tested and proved over and over. But ...…
 
https://livesensical.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/ScamFreeLesson080002.mp4 Bonus: How to make yourself recession-proof Now that you’ve been through all about what used to make you a scam victim, you now know (or can easily find out) the basics of how to be ready for any recession. Let’s review a bit and show you how this works: You know that ...…
 
https://livesensical.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/ScamFreeLesson060003.mp4 (Note: The former Lesson 5 was removed and this replaces it.) 5. Get yourself Scam-Free recipe The biggest thing we don’t go over in this book is how to get a refund. One reason is because the various scams out there also have various recourse actions to take. And thes ...…
 
https://livesensical.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/ScamFreeLesson040002.mp4 4. Levenson and your basic desires Lester Levenson was sent home to die at the age of 42. He had been a success at nearly everything he tried. Brilliant, he earned a full scholarship and received several degrees. Turning his hand to manufacturing, mining, and sales, al ...…
 
https://livesensical.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/ScamFreeLesson030001.mp4 3. Maslow and your motivations I looked up an older set of principles to see how these might compare. Abraham Maslow wrote a paper in 1943 called A Theory of Human Motivation . This theory contends that when people have met their basic, physiological needs, they will t ...…
 
https://livesensical.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/ScamFreeLesson020001.mp4 2. Cialdini and Influence To get yourself scam-free, you have to first quit being a patsy A patsy, a chump, a dupe, a target, a victim – – you know, one of those guys with a big target on their back which says kick me We re all that way a little bit. Even Professor Rob ...…
 
https://livesensical.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/ScamFreeLesson010001.mp4 1. What is a scam? Some Ground Rules of Life. I ve been there, done that and now I ve been hard at work writing this up so you don t have to. But this isn t a book about the various scams that had me on their dirty end. Just take my crib notes from the School of Hard K ...…
 
On Episode 009: -Eric teaches his son to read -The Epic Lion King Death -The Supreme Scam -Scamazon Prime II: Cancel Scamming -The 3 sites that will give you free Amazon stuff! -Eric gets ripped off while parking -How We Sneak Alcohol into places -Eric goes to a haunted cabana -Anonymous Alcoholics: Our drinking club with masks. -I hate tipping ...…
 
This week on the Scam Likely Podcast: This week we talk more about online course scams (continuation from last week) I hired someone to do the podcast editing for a week and then fired my virtual assistant after a week of bad work AMC Scam: They make it incredibly difficult to cancel We watch some pretty bad movies and reminisce on sneaking int ...…
 
Today we talk about: Online Course Scams: Dan is learning about starting a business on Amazon and there’s a lot of free information. You could pay $1000+ for a course but I wouldn’t. I really like Jungle Scout’s Walkthrough: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igDk6yHwIuk&list=PLblj9-Let4eka_cD_S-3hwchl_sJP9sHP Eric tries to paints his car Eric tal ...…
 
Ramps and Power Wheels! Eric’s been working on some dangerous yet fun projects. We do some market research and everyone young loves Fortnite. Electric scooter scams! They can also be dangerous! Plaza. De. La. Razza. We discuss our experiences from school days. Little League sadness. Eric’s kid knows how to use money. The post Ramps and Power Wh ...…
 
On this special episode of The Perfect Scam, Frank breaks down all the ways fraudsters try to scam you through voicemail and email by claiming to be everything from IRS agents to bank officials. Frank gives the skinny on each scam, who’s behind them, and what you should and shouldn’t do if you get a scam message. Plus, the show producers share ...…
 
Our experiences as old people figuring out what Fortnite is Brian joins us to tell us how he got scammed YouTube for old people The Dan Van gets stoeln Taking the law into your own hands Credit Cards: How To Get Matched For a better Bonus The post Playing Fortnite! YouTube For Old People! Stolen Cars! SLP005 appeared first on Scam Likely Podcast.…
 
Bryon, a retired pastor, thought he’d met his dream girl online. For five years he conversed over the internet with Joy, who claimed to live in London. So when Joy asked Bryon to transport real estate papers, he had no idea he was being used in an elaborate plot to smuggle drugs. Bryon is one of hundreds of Americans over the age of 60 who were ...…
 
Professor Scam joins us for another episode to explain how he downloads things from Newsgroups. Eric’s wife gets scammed in the “Amanda” situation. Getting A VPN, Magic Code and Spy Training. Show Links! Super Mario Puzzle: https://amzn.to/2Iq1yzj Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Movie: https://amzn.to/2xQ1ncl Penn & Teller MMT (Teller Talks) You ...…
 
Every year thousands of Americans get fraudulent calls from con artists claiming to be from the IRS. Working from call centers around the world, these fraudsters pressure targets with threats of jail, liens and garnished wages to scam them out of money. We uncover how these call centers work and speak to a 19-year-old who helped the FTC shut do ...…
 
Professor Scam takes us on a journey into the world of secret shopping! Find out how much he makes, how much work is involved and where you can go to find out more. Eric talks about making money doing research studies. Eric talks about his experience with getting a home security system. Dan comes up with odd solutions. Dan talks about his exper ...…
 
Jeff has lived for decades as a couch-surfing con man preying on the kindness of the outdoors community. He spins tales of hikes he’s never completed and exploits the sympathy of his marks with sad stories of his past to rip them off. Now Jeff’s lies are finally catching up with him. After stealing a car and credit cards, the con man has turned ...…
 
How to get free items on Amazon and video games about Italian plumbers This episode goes into the full details of how the whole process works when creating exchanging reviews on Amazon to get free items, where to find the items, how to review them and scams to watch out for. You can even make money from this process with the Amazon credit card ...…
 
When Melissa met Jeff Cantwell online, the two connected immediately. He was friendly, well spoken and shared her love of the outdoors. Jeff told Melissa stories of the daunting hikes he’d completed and shared the tragic loss of his family in a car accident. But these were just stories: In reality, Jeff “Cantwell” was Jeff Caldwell, a con man w ...…
 
Welcome to Scam Likely! A podcast about Scams, Shams and Flim Flams. Here you’ll learn about various ways to make money, get free stuff, and how to avoid scams. Scam Likely Episode 001: Introductions and Schemes! In today’s episode we talk about making money from the Barclay travel community, naming our podcast and making money from selling cre ...…
 
Deep within the internet is the dark web, a space where criminals can anonymously buy and sell illegal goods and private information. Known as the “original internet godfather,” Brett Johnson created one of the dark web’s first online stores where criminals bought stolen credit cards, Social Security numbers, drugs and guns. After serving seven ...…
 
A prominent philanthropist and the epicenter of the New York society scene, Brooke Astor lived a tumultuous but glamourous life. Left a fortune by her third husband, Vincent Astor, Brooke planned to live out her later years at her country estate. But when Brooke’s son refuses to let her do so, then sells his mother’s favorite painting (worth ov ...…
 
MSNBC anchor Richard Lui commutes from New York to San Francisco to help care for his father. Stephen Lui, who spent his career as a pastor and social worker, is now retired and suffers from dementia. After Stephen responds to mail from scammers, they begin bombarding him with hundreds of calls asking for money for fake charities and lotteries. ...…
 
CNN journalists Melanie Hickens and Blake Ellis have spent years investigating psychic Maria Duval. Letters in her name were sent to millions around the globe promising psychic protection in exchange for money. In 2016, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service permanently shut down the fraud scheme in the United States, but investigators have yet to ...…
 
A letter arrives in the mail from a woman claiming to have psychic abilities. She warns you of danger but promises good fortune — if you send her money. This is the setup for one of the longest-running scams in U.S. history. These predatory letters were sent to millions of Americans and raked in over $200 million. At the center of it all is the ...…
 
Valerie, a 90-year-old retiree, believes she’s won the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes. She’s handed over tens of thousands of dollars to scammers in order to collect a prize that doesn’t exist. No matter how her daughters try, they can’t convince their mother she’s being scammed. With the stress from the scam damaging Valerie’s health, h ...…
 
Valerie, a social and energetic retiree, can’t believe her luck when she receives a letter stating that she’s won the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes. When Valerie shares the news with her adult daughters, they don’t think much of it. Then large sums of money start disappearing from Valerie’s bank account, her telephone rings nonstop, and ...…
 
We’ll be back with new episodes of The Perfect Scam on July 27. In the meantime, enjoy this bonus episode featuring the producers of the podcast showing off their fraud-busting skills in a pop quiz. And don’t forget to nominate The Perfect Scam for The People’s Choice Podcast Awards at www.podcastawards.com. Nominations open July 1.…
 
In this episode of The Perfect Scam, Frank discusses his favorite scams. Then Will speaks with AARP Fraud Watch Network experts Kristin Keckeisen and Amy Nofziger to learn more about being on the front lines and helping victims who’ve been scammed.By AARP - Host Frank Abagnale and Will Johnson.
 
In this episode of The Perfect Scam, we pull back the curtain on call centers and learn about the rise and fall of one call center employee who scammed victims daily. We’ve talked a lot about scams but not big-news breaches. Frank discusses major online breaches such as at Equifax, checking your credit scores, and monitoring your kids' credit/i ...…
 
When Elaine makes a connection with a man on a dating site, she believes this could be something really special. Over time, the online relationship turns romantic. So when Elaine’s new boyfriend claims to be overseas on business and needs money, she’s willing to help. In the end, the man disappears — but only after Elaine had sent him thousands ...…
 
Ann was the victim of something called a re-scam. The scammer claimed to be from her credit card company and was calling to notify Ann of fraudulent charges on her account. Ann is normally wary of giving out information over the phone, but her husband had recently been diagnosed with cancer — so she was distracted and let her guard down. By the ...…
 
George and Sandra are retirees in Santa Monica, Calif. On a typical afternoon drive, they are confronted by a driver who claims George and Sandra hit his car. He demands that they pull over, and when a second driver pulls up claiming to have witnessed the accident, George and Sandra are shocked. But these two aren’t gullible. They tell the driv ...…
 
Beth receives a phone call and a follow-up message on her computer from a man claiming he’s from Dell. The message is strong: Her bank account is being hacked by Russians, and if she doesn’t pay up, they’ll steal even more of her money. Typically, Beth is able to pick up on scams, but Dell is a client she works with regularly — so her guard is ...…
 
Andrea’s husband secretly operated a Ponzi scheme for 15 years and stole millions of dollars from investors, including their relatives, friends and neighbors. This is her story of how she found out about the scheme and what’s happened to her life after her husband was convicted.By AARP - Host Frank Abagnale and Will Johnson.
 
Tracy is looking for companionship when she makes a connection online with a widower. They begin talking every day. Her new boyfriend tells her he must leave the country for work, but once he's overseas he starts asking Tracy to send money and electronics. Tracy thinks she is helping him with his business, but really she is being scammed. She s ...…
 
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