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The con how scams work, why you're vulnerable, and how to protect yourself

James Munton 1971- Jelita McLeod 1971-

c2011

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  • Title:
    The con how scams work, why you're vulnerable, and how to protect yourself
  • Author: James Munton 1971-
  • Jelita McLeod 1971-
  • Description: Scams 101: admitting there's a problem -- Know the enemy: elements of a con -- The weakest link: why scams work -- Mayhem in the mail: avoiding postal pitfalls -- Up close and personal: danger on your doorstep -- Dialing for dollars: fending off phone fraud -- Fortifying the firewall: evading electronic scams -- Out and about: sidestepping street swindles -- Don't mix business with pleasure: affinity fraud & investment scams -- It ain't me: identity theft -- Recovering from identity theft.
    Steering clear of cons requires a heightened awareness and healthy skepticism, along with an appreciation for just how widespread scams are. The Con: How Scams Work, Why You're Vulnerable, and How to Protect Yourself is an insightful, revealing look at scams, why they work, and how to avoid them. Through the use of personal narratives, the book teaches people to assess and reject advances, encounters, and approaches that do not meet sufficient standards of credibility.
  • Publication Date: c2011
  • Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Pub.
  • Format: 1 online resource (225 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-283-21392-3;ISBN 9786613213921;ISBN 1-4422-0733-7
  • Subjects: Fraud -- Prevention; Swindlers and swindling; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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