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Ex-cop's 8 tips on avoiding scams

For scammers, there's always another sucker out there, so don't make things easy for them. These few straightforward tasks and habits can help keep you from being the next victim.

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May 2, 2012 11:39AM
Another simple rule to follow: ask yourself some simple questions. Like, "If this guy has a foolproof way to make a lot of money by doing X, why does he need my $49.95? Why doesn't he just do X, and make a bundle?" This will keep you away from all sorts of "get rich quick" schemes, like "winning with the cashflow system," no-money-down real estate gambits, buying tax liens, and so on.
May 2, 2012 1:59AM

 A sucker is born everyday in America. I was a field training officer for a very large city police department. While on duty with a new police trainee, I went into a drug store and left the trainee in the car to listen to the radio. When I return, the trainee told me that he gave an unknown man 25 dollars to get a television out of pawn and the man was to sell the tv to him for 5 dollars more. I could not restrain myself from laughing and told the trainee that he was a victim of a con man. The con man never returned with the tv. The trainee begged me not to tell my  coworker about how he was taken for 25 dollars.


May 2, 2012 6:29AM

liked what otis said funnyer n chit! that been a good sceen on a cop show lolo


May 1, 2012 10:04PM
I have learned from my sister says, "Don't touch the internet. Because it won't offer the money you need." The lesson in this article show that you have experience and do not do that again for the second time.
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