The Scam

The Scam
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Author: Debashis Basu,Sucheta Dalal
Pages: 294
ISBN: UOM:39015032758651
Release: 1993
Editor: South Asia Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An attempt to analyze the events of the alleged scandal which took place in the Indian stock market during 1992.

The Scam

The Scam
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Author: Janet Evanovich,Lee Goldberg
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780345543189
Release: 2015-09-15
Editor: Bantam

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Nicolas Fox is a charming con man and master thief on the run. Kate O’Hare is the FBI agent who is hot on his trail. At least that’s what everyone thinks. In reality, Fox and O’Hare are secretly working together to bring down super-criminals the law can’t touch. Criminals like brutal casino magnate Evan Trace. Evan Trace is running a money-laundering operation through his casino in Macau. Some of his best customers are mobsters, dictators, and global terrorists. Nick and Kate will have to go deep undercover as high-stakes gamblers, wagering millions of dollars—and their lives—in an attempt to topple Trace’s empire. It’s a scam that will take Fox and O’Hare from the Las Vegas strip, to the sun-soaked beaches of Oahu’s North Shore, and into the dark back alleys of Macau. Their only backup—a self-absorbed actor, a Somali pirate, and Kate’s father, an ex-soldier who believes a rocket launcher is the best way to solve every problem. What could possibly go wrong?

The Little Black Book of Scams

The Little Black Book of Scams
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Author: Industry Canada,Competition Bureau Canada
Pages: 44
ISBN: 9781100232409
Release: 2014-03-10
Editor: Competition Bureau Canada

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Canadian edition of The Little Black Book of Scams is a compact and easy to use reference guide filled with information Canadians can use to protect themselves against a variety of common scams. It debunks common myths about scams, provides contact information for reporting a scam to the correct authority, and offers a step-by-step guide for scam victims to reduce their losses and avoid becoming repeat victims. Consumers and businesses can consult The Little Black Book of Scams to avoid falling victim to social media and mobile phone scams, fake charities and lotteries, dating and romance scams, and many other schemes used to defraud Canadians of their money and personal information.

The Scam

The Scam
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Author: Janet Evanovich,Lee Goldberg
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780345543172
Release: 2016-05-31
Editor: Bantam

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The fourth in the bestselling Fox and O'Hare suspense series that mixes humor from Evanovich and Goldberg's books with the intricate cons seen in the best episodes of Mission: Impossible

Outsmarting the Scam Artists

Outsmarting the Scam Artists
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Author: D. Shadel
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781118240076
Release: 2012-01-30
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Scammer s Yard

Scammer s Yard
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Author: Jovan Scott Lewis
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781452964362
Release: 2020-10-27
Editor: U of Minnesota Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Tells the story of Jamaican “scammers” who use crime to gain autonomy, opportunity, and repair There is romance in stealing from the rich to give to the poor, but how does that change when those perceived rich are elderly white North Americans and the poor are young Black Jamaicans? In this innovative ethnography, Jovan Scott Lewis tells the story of Omar, Junior, and Dwayne. Young and poor, they strive to make a living in Montego Bay, where call centers and tourism are the two main industries in the struggling economy. Their experience of grinding poverty and drastically limited opportunity leads them to conclude that scamming is the best means of gaining wealth and advancement. Otherwise, they are doomed to live in “sufferation”—an inescapable poverty that breeds misery, frustration, and vexation. In the Jamaican lottery scam run by these men, targets are told they have qualified for a large loan or award if they pay taxes or transfer fees. When the fees are paid, the award never arrives, netting the scammers tens of thousands of U.S. dollars. Through interviews, historical sources, song lyrics, and court testimonies, Lewis examines how these scammers justify their deceit, discovering an ethical narrative that reformulates ideas of crime and transgression and their relationship to race, justice, and debt. Scammer’s Yard describes how these young men, seeking to overcome inequality and achieve autonomy, come to view crime as a form of liberation. Their logic raises unsettling questions about a world economy that relegates postcolonial populations to deprivation even while expecting them to follow the rules of capitalism that exacerbate their dispossession. In this groundbreaking account, Lewis asks whether true reparation for the legacy of colonialism is to be found only through radical—even criminal—means.

The Scam

The Scam
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Author: Bernard Ashley
Pages: 86
ISBN: 1860394809
Release: 1997
Editor: Unknown

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The Scam Hunter

The Scam Hunter
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Author: Conor Woodman
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1910463825
Release: 2018
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

One man's journey across the globe to meet the powerful gangsters, extortionists and fraudsters that rule the dark streets of our cities.

The Love Scam

The Love Scam
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Author: MaryJanice Davidson
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781466855441
Release: 2020-08-04
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Love Scam is a sweet and sassy romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author MaryJanice Davidson. Rake Tarbell is in trouble. When the fabulously wealthy and carefree bachelor wakes up horribly hungover in Venice, it’s not something that would normally be a problem...except he has no idea how he got there from California. Or who stole his wallet. Or who emptied his bank account of millions. Or who in the world is Lillith, the charming little girl claiming to be his long lost daughter. For the first time in his life, Rake is on his own and throwing Benjamins around aren’t going to solve his problem. Now if only the gorgeous, fun, and free-spirited woman who brought Lillith into his life was willing to help the situation... Claire Delaney finds Rake’s problems hilarious and is not in the least bit sorry of adding to them by bringing Lillith into the mix. A pretty Midwestern girl with a streak for mischief, Claire isn't the type to hang around with a guy like Rake. Even if he is drop-dead handsome and charming as all get-out. Even if he needs help and she has all the answers. But if this helps Lillith, she will go out of her way. And with a guy like Rake, she’s willing to bend her rules a bit for some fun. But when adventure-filled days turn to romantic nights as they search for answers, and someone starts following them through the streets of Venice, Claire realizes she's playing more than just a game. And maybe, just maybe, she isn't willing to let go of Rake or Lillith just yet.

The Scam

The Scam
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015071439080
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown

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The Scam List

The Scam List
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Author: Kurt Dinan
Pages: 266
ISBN: 1734912707
Release: 2020-08
Editor: Crime Spree Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Boone McReedy: high school conman, smooth-talking charmer, and the idiot who just got scammed out of $15,000 of his mom's money. ​Darby West: ass-kicker, straight-shooter, and Boone's ex-girlfriend. Now, they must team up to save their parents' business, one con at a time. That is if they don't kill each other first.

The Book of Scams

The Book of Scams
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Author: Rodney Hobson
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780857195159
Release: 2016-02-01
Editor: Harriman House Limited

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

These days fraudsters operate on a massive scale that was previously unimaginable. Thousands of people from all walks of life are relieved of billions of pounds each year. No-one knows the full scale of fraud because embarrassed victims often fail to report it. Despite all the press coverage, people keep falling for old tricks that often re-emerge in new guises. Scammers are ingenious, utterly ruthless and without conscience. Rodney Hobson, author of the best-selling beginners guide to stock market investing Shares Made Simple, has produced the first definitive guide to scams, categorising the different types, listing tell-tale signs and advising how to spot a fraudster and avoid becoming the next victim. This makes the basic principles behind each type of scam more recognisable and it shows how scams have evolved and re-emerged over time. Danger lurks for those unwary souls who part only too readily with their hard-earned cash and this book will help you be alert to the risks. It is also meant to entertain, as we learn to grudgingly admire as well as despise the ingenious crooks who lurk in the shadows.

The Scam

The Scam
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Author: Janet Evanovich,Lee Goldberg
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1472201876
Release: 2016-06-07
Editor: Headline Review

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Janet Evanovich's novels are: 'Pithy, witty and fast-paced' (The Sunday Times); 'Non-stop laughs with plenty of high jinks' (USA Today); 'Razor-sharp' (Sunday Express) He's on the run. She's an FBI agent. But putting Nick Fox in gaol is the last thing on Kate O'Hare's mind... Nicolas Fox is a charming con man and master thief. Kate O'Hare is the FBI agent on his trail. At least that's what everyone thinks. In reality, they're secretly working together to bring down super-criminals. Criminals like brutal casino magnate Evan Trace. Evan Trace is running a money-laundering operation through his casino. Some of his best customers are mobsters, dictators, and global terrorists. Nick and Kate are going deep undercover as high-stakes gamblers, wagering millions of dollars - and their lives - in an attempt to topple Trace's empire. The scam will take Fox and O'Hare from the Las Vegas strip, to the sun-soaked beaches of Hawaii, and into the dark back alleys of Macau. Their only backup - a self-absorbed actor, a Somali pirate, and an ex-soldier who believes a rocket launcher is the best way to solve every problem. What could possibly go wrong?

The Scam Hunter

The Scam Hunter
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Author: Conor Woodman
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781910463468
Release: 2018-04-03
Editor: September Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Scam City's Conor Woodman goes undercover to meet the world's dodgiest dealers. 'I start asking questions. How do you do this? How do you get away with it? How much money do you make from it? Who supports you? Who resists you? And what happens to the people who resist you?' Creeping through the lawless backstreets where the black market thrives, he intentionally falls for scam after scam, from back-alley dice games to counterfeit cash. Woodman's risky and occasionally reckless reporting exposes how crooks dupe their unsuspecting victims time and time again. A dark adventure through cities as diverse as Mumbai, Bogota, New Orleans, Barcelona and London, The Scam Hunter is a shocking reminder of who really runs the world's biggest metropolises. A truly electrifying read. 'Peppered with great wit, the reader will occasionally find it hard to stop themselves from laughing out loud.' Misha Glenny, author of McMafia Previously published as Sharks: Investigating the Criminal Heart of the Global City.

My Year Abroad

My Year Abroad
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Author: Chang-rae Lee
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780698407046
Release: 2021-02-02
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER “A manifesto to happiness—the one found when you stop running from who you are.” –New York Times Book Review “An extraordinary book, acrobatic on the level of the sentence, symphonic across its many movements—and this is a book that moves…My Year Abroad is a wild ride—a caper, a romance, a bildungsroman, and something of a satire of how to get filthy rich in rising Asia.” – Vogue From the award-winning author of Native Speaker and On Such a Full Sea, an exuberant, provocative story about a young American life transformed by an unusual Asian adventure – and about the human capacities for pleasure, pain, and connection. Tiller is an average American college student with a good heart but minimal aspirations. Pong Lou is a larger-than-life, wildly creative Chinese American entrepreneur who sees something intriguing in Tiller beyond his bored exterior and takes him under his wing. When Pong brings him along on a boisterous trip across Asia, Tiller is catapulted from ordinary young man to talented protégé, and pulled into a series of ever more extreme and eye-opening experiences that transform his view of the world, of Pong, and of himself. In the breathtaking, “precise, elliptical prose” that Chang-rae Lee is known for (The New York Times), the narrative alternates between Tiller’s outlandish, mind-boggling year with Pong and the strange, riveting, emotionally complex domestic life that follows it, as Tiller processes what happened to him abroad and what it means for his future. Rich with commentary on Western attitudes, Eastern stereotypes, capitalism, global trade, mental health, parenthood, mentorship, and more, My Year Abroad is also an exploration of the surprising effects of cultural immersion—on a young American in Asia, on a Chinese man in America, and on an unlikely couple hiding out in the suburbs. Tinged at once with humor and darkness, electric with its accumulating surprises and suspense, My Year Abroad is a novel that only Chang-rae Lee could have written, and one that will be read and discussed for years to come.

The Scam

The Scam
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Author: Wayne Kniffen
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781973698173
Release: 2020-08-05
Editor: WestBow Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Can you imagine anything more sobering than to live your entire life thinking you were “this person,” then discover at the end of your life you were actually “that person” instead? To make things more gut wrenching, you discover “that person” had a better life, and you never enjoyed the benefits and privileges that life offered. Most Christians will live their entire lives and never make the discovery of who Christ has made them to be. The Scam originates from the crucible of author Wayne Kniffen’s own experience. He spent thirty years pastoring local churches when the Holy Spirit began to reveal to him his true identity in Christ. Divided into three sections, this guide helps you find your way in life. In “The Connection,” Kniffen exposes you to the beginning of all things which came from God. “The Disconnection” discusses where humankind is and how we got here. “The Reconnection” shares the details of what God did, how he did it, and why he did it. In The Scam, Kniffen demonstrates that the reason most Christians don’t reign in this life is because they are victims of identity theft. We’ve been scammed, and we don’t know it. He insists it’s time we started living up to our calling.

The Scam

The Scam
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Author: Jr Malerba
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780595457519
Release: 2007-11
Editor: iUniverse

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Detective Vince Bianco had no idea what he was getting himself into when he agreed to investigate the disappearance of a prominent Long Island bank vice president. He discovers that the missing bank officer had become part of an elaborate bank fraud perpetrated by one of the bank's own clients. But when the client turns up dead - the victim of a mob style hit, the investigation takes a new twist. The trail leads to the bosses of two notorious New York crime families suspected in a rash of thefts from air cargo warehouses at JFK International Airport. After an air cargo employee is found brutally murdered, a connection is made between his murder and the bank scheme. Determined to crack the case, Vince sets out to find the missing bank officer, break up the ring responsible for the airport thefts, and bring the two Mafia bosses to justice.

The Scam Traders

The Scam Traders
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Author: Stanley E. Asia
Pages: 200
ISBN: 1932586377
Release: 2005-09
Editor: Just My Best Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

If you walk around the street expecting to find a scammer, you'll never find one until the scammer makes a fool of you, then you will know that they exist. 'There are hours when crime pays, when stolen waters are sweet, and punishment although lame, will come.' Crimes originate from the hearts of men. Crime can lead to many circumstances such as murder, imprisonment, and death. This novel explains how the advance fee fraud is executed based on both the testimonies of victims and perpetuators. It exposes the cunning of the perpetuators and the greed of the victims. The advance fee fraud is believed to have originated in West Africa during the 1970s, otherwise called the 419 scam after the Nigeria criminal code. It has spread throughout other parts of the world in spite of warnings by various security agents. An average fraudster believes and understands the rule of the scamming game. The terrain for the game isn't a place for truth, but for dupe. The rule of the game is characterized by, love, hope, fear and faith. The fraudsters see themselves as heroes and not criminals, unless ill luck catches up with them. Even then, they never agree that they did anything wrong.

The Scam List

The Scam List
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Author: Kurt Dinan
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781734912715
Release: 2020-08-03
Editor: Crime Spree Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Meet the best teen con artist team around. Boone McReedy: high school conman, smooth-talking charmer, and the idiot who just got scammed out of $15,000 of his mom's money. Darby West: ass-kicker, straight-shooter, and Boone's ex-girlfriend. Now, they must team up to save their parents' business, one con at a time. That is if they don't kill each other first. As he did in his award-winning debut, DON’T GET CAUGHT, Kurt Dinan brings laughs, twists, and heart to THE SCAM LISTS’ funny world of teen con artists, exes, and outrageous five-dollar bets.

DUNC AND THE SCAM ARTISTS

DUNC AND THE SCAM ARTISTS
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Author: Gary Paulsen
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780307803764
Release: 2011-10-26
Editor: Yearling

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Best friends for life Dunc Culpepper and Amos Binder are at it again. Some older residents of their town have been bilked by con artists, and the two boys want to look into these crimes. They meet elderly Betsy Dell, whose nasty nephew Frank gives the boys the creeps. Then they notice some soft dirt in Ms. Dell’s shed, and a shovel. Does Frank have something horrible in store for Dunc and Amos?