Outsmarting the Scam Artists: How to Protect Yourself From the Most Clever Cons

Outsmarting the Scam Artists: How to Protect Yourself From the Most Clever Cons

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by D. Shadel
     
 

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A practical guide to avoiding the most common scams, from a fraud-fighting expert

U.S. consumers lose billions of dollars each year to scam artists—and the next victim could be you. While anyone can be targeted, many victims are older. In AARP's Outsmarting the Scam Artists, renowned fraud-fighter Doug Shadel offers practical advice for

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A practical guide to avoiding the most common scams, from a fraud-fighting expert

U.S. consumers lose billions of dollars each year to scam artists—and the next victim could be you. While anyone can be targeted, many victims are older. In AARP's Outsmarting the Scam Artists, renowned fraud-fighter Doug Shadel offers practical advice for consumers who want to protect their money as well as the financial assets of their parents and families.

Despite the rise of scams, many people are embarrassed to admit they've been victimized. The author helps break the cycle of shame by including accounts from the people who've been scammed as well as tips from a surprising source: convicted con artists who reveal how they've defrauded people like you.

  • Get practical tips to combat all kinds of scams, from simple lottery tickets to non-existent oil and gas deals and religious ponzi schemes
  • Learn how to protect yourself by securing your mailbox and fraud-proofing your trash
  • Get inside the head of sophisticated scam artists to discover how you can become the type of individual they avoid

Scammers are everywhere. But with Outsmarting the Scam Artists in hand, you can protect yourself and your money.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118173640
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/06/2012
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
933,008
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Outsmarting the Scam Artists: How to Protect Yourself From the Most Clever Cons 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is too preachy and repetitious. There is very little new information given. I think most scams can be avoided if you ask yourself; is this too good to be true? If the answer is yes, you can avoid a scam by saying no to the scammer.