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I thought I was paranoid, but I got phished. Read my shameful account of said phishing so they don't get you too. : personalfinance
The basics always apply:
If someone calls you, it's on THEM to prove who they are - not the other way around. (i.e. don't give out personal information, including codes texted to your phone)

If someone is trying to rush you, they're a fraud.

Also, no one from a legitimate organization will call you to settle a debt or get immediate payment. Again, they're trying to rush you, it's fraud. (i.e. "your electric will be shut off in 30 minutes if we don't get payment" or "deputies will come to your house in 30 minutes if you don't settle this tax bill")

Also see gmail:
subject:"fraud alert" before:2018-03-02 after:2018-02-28
crime-fraud  crime-scams-or-ripoffs  warnings  money 
march 2018 by daguti
Amazon reviews scam? Couple who keep getting mystery packages fear they are next victims | Fox News
If you start getting random cheap products from Amazon, it could be a scam where a seller ships things to random addresses and then writes reviews about that item to pump up their Amazon review score.

You, as the recipient will not be hurt or scammed, but may still want to report it to Amazon so they can put a stop to it.

This was happening at Rock'n' Joe in mid-thru-late 2017.

keywords: rocknjoe
amazon.com  crime-scams-or-ripoffs  reviews-product-related-to 
february 2018 by daguti
Did you know that 99% of women lose money in MLMs? Why Are They Still Signing Up? | Momming Hard
"Quartz reports that women are encouraged by LLR leaders to take out a credit card while some start a GoFundMe in order to pay for their initial order. And they’re doing it, because they’re desperate. The real crime at the end of the day is companies taking advantage of people who truly need money while making most of the profits themselves. Once they’ve gotten a new consultant to spend her first $5,000, they’ve already made their money."
crime-scams-or-ripoffs  mlm-network-marketing  analysis  capitalism-greed 
september 2017 by daguti
Tired of telemarketers? One man has the answer… – Naked Security
Forward telemarketers or phone scammers to Jolly Roger answerbot: 1-214-666-4321
tools  crime-scams-or-ripoffs  telephone  funny 
september 2016 by daguti
Detecting Bullshit | The Skeptilogicon
Make sure to read the comments by Lola and Vasu, along with Jason Hehir's replies. He's a geneticist and does not believe in trans-generational changes as explained by epgentics.
conspiracy-related-to  hoaxes-or-urban-legends  crime-fraud  crime-scams-or-ripoffs  research-studies  psychology-skepticism-detecting-bullshit-and-new-age-fluff  people-deepak-chopra 
december 2015 by daguti
Internet Marketing Super Friends
If someone asks to buy your domain and then asks you for an appraisal certificate, they are likely affiilates trying to a commission by having you buy a certificate. After you buy it, they walk away without buying your domain.
domain-names  crime-scams-or-ripoffs  warnings 
november 2015 by daguti
From Naked Mole Rats To Dog Testicles: A Writer Explores The Longevity Quest : Shots - Health News : NPR
scams / fraud = see section "On the controversial pre-Depression era scientist John Brinkley" ............ health = "On the theory that short-term, controller physical stress is good for longevity"
health-aging  longevity  death-dying-life-extension  death-dying-immortality  crime-scams-or-ripoffs  crime-fraud  health  diet-calorie-restriction  stress  stress-for-health  diet-intermittent-fasting 
march 2015 by daguti
How Scams Worked In The 1800s : NPR History Dept. : NPR
world-records = That first guy earned a living repeating the same schtick over and over. ............. psychology = "The American capacity for gullibility, observes Amy Reading, "is unchanging over time because it is a function of how we are programmed, by biology and culture, to take in the external world. Any of our tools of empiricism, which generally hold us in pretty good stead, can also be used against us.""
history  crime-scams-or-ripoffs  world-records  crime-fraud 
february 2015 by daguti
Scopolamine: Powerful drug growing in the forests of Colombia that ELIMINATES free will | Mail Online
The drug is blown into the faces of victims, who become mindless zombies, even helping criminals ransack and rob their own apartments and bank accounts.
scary  memory-brain  crime-scams-or-ripoffs  crime  crime-drugs  crime-theft 
may 2013 by daguti
The Booster Bag Scam
When carrying a travel bag, purse, briefcase, etc: If you're not walking, the item goes between your legs. If you're sitting, the strap goes around your ankle. (or less preferably, the chair's leg)
crime-scams-or-ripoffs  travel  warnings  video 
february 2013 by daguti
BBC News - France wine producers guilty of US scandal
A dozen French winemakers and traders have been found guilty of a massive scam to sell 18 million bottles of fake Pinot Noir to a leading US buyer.
crime-scams-or-ripoffs  corruption-exposed-by-whistleblowers  drink-alcohol-wine 
february 2010 by daguti
How A Bone Disease Grew To Fit The Prescription : NPR
warnings = be careful of doctors who are just trying to fill their quota scams + corruption = questionable ........................................... marketing + marketing-educating +marketing-by-content + sales = from a different angle, this is how to get into an industry and change it ........................................... Also see link: "Evolvify - Article in British medical journal says"
health  health-aging  disease  warnings  crime-scams-or-ripoffs  marketing  large-systems  sales  corruption  medicine  elderly  marketing-tactics--educating-or-content-marketing 
december 2009 by daguti
Mahler's Aggressive Strength Kettlebell Training
The marketplace is finally ready for a high quality kettlebell at a great price. I have no doubt that you will love these kettlebells and you cannot beat the price!
crime-scams-or-ripoffs  mlm-network-marketing  anti-something  mlm-network-marketing  fitness  exercise 
may 2009 by daguti
Amway Quixtar Insider Documents Massive Consumer Fraud
I am not a person who “tried” Amway and failed but rather someone who built the business with great passion and enthusiasm to the coveted Founder’s Emerald level. After nearly a decade of recruiting many good, honorable people into “the business”, including my own father, I made disturbing discoveries.
crime-scams-or-ripoffs  crime-fraud  mlm-network-marketing  crime 
august 2008 by daguti
YouTube - Derren Brown- Russian Scam
"Amazing, a guy takes someone's keys and wallet just by asking. I think the lesson to learn from this is the bodylanguage and rapport can do a lot to 'close a deal'"
communication  sales  psychology  mind  brain  crime-scams-or-ripoffs 
august 2006 by daguti

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