Filed under: Fraud and Deception, Prank Busters, Truth that's Stranger than Fiction
The Fiddle File #2
Here we go with another madcap roundup of hoaxes, scams and damn fool idiocy making the rounds these days. Take heed. Some of these fiddles may soon be showing up on your computer, phone or even up close and personal. Check it out:
Los Angeles: Quality medical care … The surgeon pranks your face while you are under anesthesia.
Tennessee: Children At Play… Torching neighborhood sewers.
San Francisco Bay Area: Clear the house, we’re from the government, inspecting for poisonous snakes (and stealing anything of value).
Disney World: Pardon us, we’re heading for the front of the line with our hire-the-handicapped helper.
Nationwide: You’re due a bundle in unclaimed cash, just give us all your personal info. Story is from Vegas but the scam is running around the country.
Colorado: It’s the old jump screaming from the closet prank. Bang! You’re d-e-a-d.
St. Louis: Here’s a tip … You’ll never see the whopping big tip the insanely generous customer scribbled on the bill.
Nationwide: Wrap your car with ads while we empty your bank account. This report is from California but it’s happening wherever the hustlers find a willing victim.
Florida: Flush with cash? Don’t invest in toilet fans.
Spotted a hoax or scam deserving mention in our next roundup? We’d be happy to hear from you Art of the Prank. You might save some reader a heap of hurting (or give them wild ideas for their next fiddle).