Filed under: Fraud and Deception, Prank Busters
The Fiddle File #9
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:
Everywhere: Got what it takes to be a supermodel? There are plenty of sharks out there to assure you of that, all you need is some up front money. Article is from a Canadian perspective but the advice is universal.
Cleveland: The nice stranger will give you half the proceeds if you let him cash a check using your debit card. Sounds like an easy way to pocket some loot. And it is, for the scammer.
Staten Island: Ah, for a good night’s rest. WTF, the bed’s on fire. And your “prankster” roomy is facing a handful of charges.
Baltimore: Looking to make a few extra bucks? Become a hoaxer bounty hunter. Coast Guard offers $2000 for the right info on this trouble-maker.
FaceBook: What are friends for? Overseas con artists think they’re for exploiting through impostor accounts set up using your info.
Los Angeles: Cops with emergency lights and a loudspeaker have ordered you out of your car and onto the ground. Weird, now they’re driving off with your car…
Milwaukee: That sure-thing gas and oil deal that looked unbelievably true? An investigation reveals it’s believably false.
Phoenix: Thousands of victims of scams involving MoneyGram transfers are very fortunate – they’re getting refunds.
Everywhere: Looking to satisfy that craving for bloodthirsty videos? Try “Shark Eats Man.” And try, and try, you’ll never get to it. But scammers will get to your mailing list and other info.