Obvious FRAUDS People Actually FELL FOR

Obvious FRAUDS People Actually FELL FOR

Top 10 Obvious FRAUDS People Actually FELL
FOR 10. Nigerian Prince Scam The Nigerian Prince Scam has been around as
long as email has been available. This kind of scam involves an email from a
prince in Nigeria and they want to give you money to hold for them until they can access
it later. This means giving them your bank account information
and they will transfer the money to you. People fall for this one pretty fast and lose
a lot of money. This scam was named the Advance Fee Fraud
or 419 Scam after the Nigerian Criminal Code that outlawed fraud in their country. A woman from Sweet Home, Oregon fell for this
scam and lost almost a half a million dollars. She sent these people money hoping for a big
pay out. Janella Spears, a registered nurse and reverend
started getting emails, the first one stated that she would get twenty million dollars
from her grandfather, which the family had lost touch with years ago. All she had to do was send a hundred dollars
and she would get her inheritance. This scam went on for over two years and each
email and letter kept asking her for more money to get her inheritance. They even used President Bush and FBI Director
Robert Mueller in the letters and email to gain her trust. She was even told by friends, family, and
law enforcement to stop, that she was getting scammed but she still thought she was going
to get a big payday so she kept going. The emails and letter had multiple spelling
errors but she didn’t seem to notice. This is just one story of a victim of the
Nigerian Prince Scam. 9. Craigslist The list of things that you get scammed with
on craigslist is pretty big. These are usually people that don’t know
what “to good to be true” stands for and end up losing money or worst. The first scam that craigslist sees a lot
of is renting or buying a house or apartment. Scammers post picture of a house that is maybe
vacant or on the market on there and talk people into putting a down payment down on
it. They say that they aren’t in the state or
some other made up story to get you to give them money. Another one that really gets people is being
given a fraudulent check, money order, or cashier’s check for a large ticket item,
like a car. When you go to cash it, they tell you its
fake or if they do cash it you will lose money from your account to cover it while the scammers
are enjoying your ride. Counterfeit tickets are also a way for someone
to scam you on Craigslist, whether airline, concert, or sporting event, they have become
pros at making fake tickets and selling them to unknown purchasers. These are just some of the scams you can come
across on that site. People still fall for these scams today and
the site even has a disclaimer about what to look for in a scam on their site. The renting scam seems to be the one that
works the best because people are so trusting. In Tulsa, Oklahoma a widowed mother fell victim
to this scam. Kimberly Mayfield found a house on craigslist
and was shown the property and gave the “landlord” seven hundred and fifty dollars to move in. He then told her that his wife was in the
hospital having a baby and that he would draw up a lease for her and he would bring it by. Mayfield moved into the house but shortly
after that, all of her electronics were stolen and she tried to call the guy that rented
her the property but her calls went unanswered. As it turns out, the guy that rented her the
property didn’t own it and stole her money. She found out that the house was in foreclosure
and that he had no rights to the property. This meant that she would be homeless and
would have to move out before the sheriff’s sale of the property. 8. Get Rich Quick Schemes The internet has made it easy for people to
find these schemes pretty easily, a simple Google search of work at home businesses will
give you millions of results of scams that are just waiting to take your money and leave
you nothing. Most of these sites want you to pay a fee
to work with them, which is a big red flag that it is a scam; you should never have to
pay for a job. The most famous of these schemes is the pyramid
scheme; this is when you pay money to own your own business by selling products from
one of the websites that they provide you. The thing is, no one will buy from your site
but they tell you if you get friends to sign up you will make money from their sales and
get a bonus for your hard work. This is a waste of time and money and the
only ones making money is the scam artist. One group of people that fall for this scam
the most are people that are looking to work from home. The jobs are advertised as stuffing envelopes,
becoming a mystery shopper, and data entry. A woman from Aiken, South Carolina found out
the hard way about this kind of scheme. Laura O’Neal, a mother of a two-year-old
little girl, saw an ad for a job stuffing envelopes that paid her twelve dollars per
envelope. She was happy to be making some extra money
and being able to stay at home with her daughter. So she sent thirty seven dollars to the company
for a starter kit so she could start her job but the kit never came and when she went to
complain to the company, there was not contact information on the website. That’s when she sent a complaint to the
Better Business Bureau and it was forwarded to the Loveland, Colorado police department,
where the scheme had originated and where the scammer was living. The culprit, twenty-seven-year-old Matthew
Whitley, was arrested for stealing money from multiple people and made about one hundred
and twenty thousand dollars in a nine-month period off the scam. This is just one example of a pyramid scheme
where the only person that makes money is the scammer. 7. Phishing What is phishing? Well, it is when you receive an email from
a company that looks legit about a problem with your account or that someone stole you
identity, and by clicking on the link to verify your information, you can avoid losing your
identity or money to scammers. But the truth is that they just scammed you
if you click on the link. This is where they start to steal your information. This can cause simple stuff like spam piling
up in your account, or as severe as a virus being downloaded onto your computer that steals
all of your information. Recently, celebrity nude photos were leaked
and the FBI started investigating if the victims could have been victims of a phishing scam. They believe that an email sent from what
they thought was Apple about their accounts might be the culprit, but they are still investigating
it. Even famous people can fall victim to this
scam. This scheme happened to some UC Berkeley employees:
several of the employees received an email about something being wrong with their accounts,
so they clicked on them and put in their campus information and it was stolen. The scammers used this information to change
the direct deposit on their accounts to go to different ones and even changed some to
receive a paper check. After the employees didn’t get paid, they
went to the payroll office and that was when they found out about the email scam. Luckily, they were able to stop most of the
payments before the scammers could get a hold of the funds, but this made the school upgrade
their security so this couldn’t happen again. That is how they get you, they tell you something
is wrong in an email and you click on the link and they send you to a site that looks
legit but it isn’t. 6. Senior Fraud Seniors fall victim to scams all the time,
probably because they are trusting and don’t know how to spot a scam. This leaves them vulnerable to losing money
to scammers. Some of the recent scams that have plagued
their community are health care scams. This kind of scam calls for information for
verification and then they are victim to identity theft. Another one is Prescription Drug Company Online,
which sells their medication at a lower price than their insurance. Let’s face it; prescription drugs can be
really expensive. The thing is that the drugs that they are
sent are counterfeit and puts users in danger if they take them. Since most seniors don’t use the internet,
phone scams seem to be the most popular scam to reach them. Phone scams usually have them give money to
a person in need posing as one of their relatives and just like that, the money is gone. They also use phones in telemarketing and
lottery scams, like saying they won something but need to pay a fee to release it and they
believe the caller and send money. One elderly couple fell victim to one of these
scams, they lost seventy two hundred dollars to a con man that claimed to be one of their
grandsons that had been in an accident and needed money. After giving the man the money, a few days
later the elderly man called his son to check up on his grandson but found out that he was
okay and home; not in the Dominican Republic, like the man said on the phone. This left the man feeling betrayed and out
all that money. But this happens to more elderly people than
you would think because they are so trusting. 5. Tourist Scams Traveling to a new country can be fun but
locals have devised schemes to dupe you out of your money because they think you don’t
know any better. That is why you should always be prepared
when you are going on a trip abroad. When you go somewhere that you are unfamiliar
with you usually use public transportation to get around, like a cab. Cab drivers can spot tourists and they will
sometimes charge you more by taking a longer route to your destination. They are also known to “accidentally”
leave a piece of your luggage in the trunk and before you realize it’s gone it’s
too late. When you are at a shop or store and the person
ringing you up seems to be on their phone while doing it, they might be stealing your
credit card information by taking a picture of your card. Another thing to look for is a local that
asks for help or is a little too helpful; they could be picking your pocket while you
are distracted. In Europe, some taxi drivers will tell the
tourists that their hotels are being renovated and take them to a more expensive hotel. This kind of scam is being investigated by
the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau as booking fraud and lost millions of tourist
money last year. Travel writer Eva Holland a seasoned traveling
veteran fell to one of these scams. While visiting Istanbul, she was lost and
had to take a cab back to where she knew where she was but after giving the lira that she
had just got transferred over from American currency, the driver gave her back discontinued
notes that were worthless. The cab driver had been waiting for a tourist
to take advantage of and she was his target. 4. Modeling Scams Modeling scams have been around for a while
and they prey on young kids that want to be rich and famous. They offer all kinds of work but just want
money upfront to get them a job and to make their dreams come true. Most modeling scams happen when you are asked
to pay upfront fees, which don’t lead to a job. These can be registration fees, photos, schools
or conventions. This is how 99% of people are scammed, the
other 1% is when they start to work but don’t get paid or get paid late. They have even been known to keep the money
from their clients and not pay them, which is stealing. There are some signs to look for to avoid
this scam. If the person is pressuring you to do something
that you are not comfortable doing, it’s because they want something from you and it’s
not to get you work as a model. They try to sign you up for a monthly fee
to find you work, which is a scam because the agency should be trying to find you a
job, so they can get paid. The best way to avoid this scam is to research
the company and make sure they check out before you start giving them money. But this is not the worst of the modeling
scams; recently Brittney Cason was contacted to work at the Sochi Olympic games this year. A man contacted her about the job and everything
that the man told her seemed legit and checked out but what she didn’t know is this is
how some scammers get women to do something, they offer them fame and sometimes they take
it. Luckily, she didn’t fall for this scam and
instead of flying to Sochi she ended up talking to the FBI and lawyers about the man that
tried to sell her and her friend to human traffickers. Most survivors of human trafficking tell about
the same story, that they were hired to do a modeling job and end up being sold as sex
slaves to the highest bidders. This is the most extreme of the modeling scams
out there. 3. Wire Transfer Scam This scam comes in many forms; one is wiring
money to someone that needs it that you just met or being sent an actual check that you
must cash. The latter then requires you to wire money
back to them allowing you to keep a portion of it. People still fall for this scam but there
are some ways you can avoid these scams. The first thing you should do is to never
wire money to someone that you don’t know, you might believe their story but sending
them money will just be a loss for you. If the person wanting the money is pressuring
you to wire money then they are probably scamming you. Never let anyone deposit anything into your
account and then ask you to wire them the money back. This scam has been disguised as a job as secret
shopper and can come in many forms. Never give your bank account to anyone in
a call, email, or text message; this gives them access to your account and money so they
can transfer it to their own. Two women from east Texas fell victim to a
wire transfer scam within a week of each other. One named “Pam” got a phone call that
she had won the Mega Millions sweepstakes and a Mercedes Benz and since she enters sweepstakes
all the time, she didn’t think anything of it when she got the call. Then, the caller told her that she had to
wire $390 and she was going to, but knew something wasn’t right about it. The other woman, “Jane,” did wire money
to a woman that was selling a Jeep on craigslist. She wired almost $4000 to the woman but never
saw the Jeep and the woman later told her that she moved to Montana and that she had
it in her possession. Both the women lost money because of this
scam and because this kind of scam is hard to trace, they probably won’t ever see that
money again. 2. Money Investment Scams These kind of scams come in all kinds of forms,
like a Ponzi Scheme were someone convinces the investor that they will have a very high
return on their money but end up with nothing because is was a lie or the company never
existed. This is also one of the scams that plague
seniors. They talk them out of their money because
they promise to double what they have but we all know that it’s too good to be true. A promissory note is used to people as a short-term
debt solution by independent insurance agents or companies promising a high return but they
will eventually see nothing. Stockbrokers have been known to participate
in fraud by charging them fees and doing unauthorized trades. Unlicensed people selling insurance that they
don’t know anything about and lying to the consumer about the return on their investment. So basically, never invest your money with
someone that you don’t know anything about or trust. This could save you a lot of money in the
long run. Bernie Madoff is one of the most infamous
scammers to do this to people; he scammed his investors out of almost sixty five billion
dollars and will be spending the rest of his life in prison. Since his conviction, Irving Picard, a trustee
appointed to liquidate Madoff’s estate, has been able to recover almost ten billion
dollars to give to the investors that Madoff stole from but sadly most investors will be
losing about half of the money that they invested with him. The victims that are eligible for receiving
money from the settlements will only be getting about fifty four cents for every dollar they
invested. 1. Religious Scams One of the lowest things a scammer can use
to scam people is the church; a place of sanctuary and worship being used to take people money. Some might say that the church already does
that but we aren’t talking about those people. We are talking about people that take money
away from the church using various scams. The first is the Affinity Church Scam, this
is when a person contacts someone from a church and tells him or her about his or her beliefs,
which are the same as the person and convinces them to donate to a false charity and then
they disappear. Some people even use a sob story to manipulate
the churchgoers to give them money. This can be faking being sick or something
tragic has happened to the person, anything to get money. Another scam is one where the church is offered
free or low cost equipment, like new computers from an organization. They do this by either making them pay upfront
for the equipment and being told that they will be reimbursed but they end up with nothing
but lost money. Some people even go door to door to “collect”
for the church, which is illegal. Religious cults are a whole other scam
to go into which I will not.


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    My stupid aunt actually sent the "Publisher's Clearing House" a thank-you letter for considering her for a prize. She had gotten one of those " you or Joe Smith" has won $1M letters and thought there was a 50/50 chance she had won. When I asked if millions of people were getting letters with them or her as the winner she got angry. She wasn't concerned though… she stated "I have three evangelists praying for me…"

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    Patrick Wentzell

    I also know about hurtful scams and bad businesses that prey on other people here is a list. Publishers Clearing House, Lottery, Chat Lines, Make Money At Home Programs, On Line Paying Surveys, Gambling On Line Casino Games, Fake Lying IRS Phone Messages, Pawn Brokers, Some On Line Dating Web Sites, never do business with any of these things. Here are two scams artists that got busted for selling lies to lots of customers. Kevin Trudo the author of those very lying free money books. The other is Cleo the television psychic fortune teller fraud. in life Buddy Cianci stollen money from businesses. Putting ninety nine percent of state workers out of jobs. and Rhode Island should have put Cianci in jail for all of his crimes he committed. SJW groups and the Democratic Party are secretly trying to limit freedom in this country. It's an inappropriate act against what our military fights to protect. did you know that Florida and South Africa have these things in common? Robberies, Deaths, Killings, Gang Violence, Health Problems, the authorities will not do anything to prevent them from happening. because they just don't care about helping people. Here is another did you know fact. Pharmacy companies keep customers on a merry go round of medications. To keep making billions of dollars. that's all these greedy companies care about. and a friend of mine cancelled his credit card because strangers got the information of his credit card. he was smart to get rid of it and avoided bankruptcy. now some final words before I dash off. Voting is not cool, sleeze bag mall Santa's are not cool at all, enforcing safety on people is not cool, the public is not cool, I'M speaking out against everything wrong going on right now. my truth message will reach others it's gonna spread like wild fire.

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    Edward Rawn

    Can we talk about how garbage that con senior citizens out of the little money they have deserve to have their testicles sawed off and choked to death with them?

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    Donkey Slayer

    The Nigerian scam actually started before E-mail. I used to receive the same thing sent by snail mail back in the day.

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    "trickle down" economics has duped more people than all of the other obvious frauds of the world, put together. Some idiots still believe it today !…or at least they say that they believe it, which means they are the perpetrators of the fraud.

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    Ricardo Bimblesticks

    Churches already do that. Yea I'm one of those people that say that, we are known as rational people. We would rule the world if only we could figure out a way to manipulate and control all the irrational people 😀

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    some one

    You should add construction scammers. They promise to do work on your house, take money for material and labour in advance, demolish your property and never come back. You end up homeless, robbed of money. Police doesn't do anything about it, because it's just a "civil matter".

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    The other reason seniors get scammed is because many of them are starting to have mental difficulties like Alzheimer's or the like that messes with their memory or reasoning capabilities. My maternal grandmother (deceased for 7 years now, rest her soul) was scammed about 12 years ago, the scammer claimed that he was me, that he had his luggage stolen while vacationing in Cambodia, and that he needed money quick. My grandmother then wired him 30k RMB (which is roughly equal to 5k USD). A few hours later, she decided to call my mother to see what the heck I was doing in Cambodia, when my mother told her that I was, in fact, sitting next to her and having dinner, my grandmother somehow came to the conclusion that I lied about being in Cambodia, and demanded that I give her back her money. We spent days trying to tell her what actually happened, including telling our other relatives about the whole thing and have them help explain the situation to my grandmother, but for some reason she just can't wrap her head around it. In the end my family and a few of our relatives put together 30k RMB and gave it to her, but until she died she was dead-set on her belief that I had turned to a life of crime, and refused to see me until the end. She even explicitly stated in her will that I am not welcome at her funeral, since she don't want a "criminal" near her body. The most annoying thing about all of this was that she complained to a friend about my alleged criminal activities, this friend's son is a police chief, and the son proceeded to include my name in the Chinese database of known con-artists, which is a list that, once you're on, you're never coming off. So now EVERY FREAKING TIME I want to go back to China to visit relatives or whatnot, I can't bring money with me, I have to stay under police surveillance, and I cannot use any electronic devices that can have access to the internet. And of course, the real scammer was never identified…

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    David Harris

    In spite of the clickbait pic this video does have some valuable tips for people that don't know a lot about scams. Besides he did mention modeling agencys so not total clickbait. Besides thats how some of these companies hook you into their scams.

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    Scott McMan

    I went on Craigslist looking for a car for my wife. I ran into so many scammers, I just stopped going there. I actually played with one of them a little before I left, even telling them I'd pay more than they were asking because I was desperate to get a car and didn't want anyone else to buy it out from under me. It was hilarious stringing along this scum bag criminal. I even sent a fake PayPal payment that they "had a problem with". LOL! Maybe that person thought long and hard about what they were doing, but the reality is, these people dupe others so much that a setback doesn't phase them.

    The Prince, or similar scams keep going because they work. I saw a segment on 20/20 where they scammed the scammers and even met them under promises of big payouts to ensure they'd get the big payoff. One guy literally ran away, while another just sat in a chair dumbfounded when the cameras and lights came into the room. These people are really gutless criminals. the 20/20 guy even gave one guy a "taste" payment of $500 and then when he was exposed, he didn't even argue when told to give the money back. Again, sadly, all these guys are probably still operating today.

    Whenever you see a link in an email or text message, never click on it. I don't care if your mother sends it to you. She may have already been duped.. Either disregard it, or if you aren't sure, go outside and type the site into your browser. If it's a website you've never heard of and you still want to find out, then copy and past the main part of the link into a search engine and see what comes up. Odds are, it's a phishing scam. I admit that a few years ago, got an email from a company I do business with and I clicked on the link. It asked me for all my personal info and I typed my first name and a portion of my last before it hit me that it probably wasn't the real company and I shouldn't be doing it. So, I backed out and closed it. I can certainly see how people can get distracted, or be so upset by the message that they just click a link without thinking, when normally they would never do such a thing.

    $12 per envelope…LOL! I can't imagine anyone being that naive. If a company can afford to pay an " human envelope stuffer" $12 per, then they certainly can afford a machine that does it 100 times faster.

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    slayer 1

    Most scam artists will bug you over and over a normal individual will ask you once because they are not used to asking for things from strangers they are probably really having issues

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    Robert Schlesinger

    A couple days ago, the Mormon Church was named in a scathing class action filed in Federal Court in Utah. The filing alleges numerous counts of fraud and RICO (organized crime and racketeering allegations). The court's filing and supporting documents seem to make the case irrefutable.

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    shoved to the right?

    Hmm I watched this and i always leave a like but not showing as a viewed video or the like i gave… Normally only have this issue with political channels….
    Maybe you should do a 'Today i found out' about the corrupt youtube/googe algorithms!

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    Pancake Circus

    OMG my older sister tried the Nigerian scam. My older brother tried to scam me with a pyramid scam he invented. I have trust issues.

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    Pancake Circus

    An advertisement in a magazine "stop your animals from drooling. Send $1 and self addressed envelope". The advice was " teach your animal to spit".

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    2 adds one after the other1 for 3 minutes each in a 10 minutes long video, popping without any notice in the middle of whatever ur playing. That is my reason for using and donating to addblock. I am more than willing to watch adds if they were put at the beginning and ending of the video alone.

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    Trillock 1945

    I had fun with an email from a scammer some years ago….probably the usual Nigerian Prince type, and emailed back to say that he can 'eff off' with his scam, and to get knotted.
    I got a reply the next day saying that he hopes I die of cancer……….still here though.
    Other times I just email back with my name and address, bank details etc., which is usually a fake name, address and phone number of New Scotland Yard, and fake bank details.
    I never get a reply though……..strange that….:)
    I also get robo voiced phone calls to say that HMRC has a problem with me, and the Fraud Squad are going to arrest me, unless I dial '1' and sort it out. I don't.
    Or, ones saying that my ISP has made repeated phone calls to me, and unless I press '1' my internet will be cut off within 24/48 hours. My internet is fine.
    Or ones saying that they are from BT, and that my computer is affecting their servers or something, and to press '1' to sort it out. I don't and I don't use BT or a line from them, because I am connected to my ISP by fibreoptic cable.
    Plus I don't follow the kartrashians/jenners either, as to me they are just scammers with fake faces and bodies, and Koylee Jenner is as fake as her fathers genitals.

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    James Roberts

    I know this video is a bit dated, but one thing that always confused me even to this day, is the advice of not giving anyone your account number. The reason it is confusing is that it is printed on your checks and despite the ever increasing infrequency that I actually use checks, some people still, routinely, use this means to pay for goods and services; and usually to people they don't know that well. So, should one try to avoid using personal checks? You can't really leave the account information off since this is how your account is debited for the amount of the check. Does anyone know the answer to this seemingly contradictory advice?

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    Ryan K

    it's a shame because tyhe most desperate people fall for stuff the most. my mom is the most emotionally intelligent person i know. but she was almost fooled by the envelope packing scheme because i am broke and she wanted to help me so much. it's just like sick people who pay for a possible cure.
    incidentally, didn't know one could be arrested for a pyramid scheme.

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    #10 – If you are THAT stupid you deserve to get scammed. She was even TOLD it was a scam!!! What a freaking MORON!

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    Violet Dusk

    I have personally seen Craigslist scams. One was a truck for 1000 they told me to go to eBay and get eBay cards to pay and the truck would be shipped with no extra cost . The other was puppies once again the puppy would have been shipped to me. The person couldn't even keep the story straight one email mentioned a husband the other mentioned their wife. The add said husky mix but in the emails the were pure bred huskies. Don't trust Craigslist if they are going to ship the item to you. Please report if you find a scam.

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    Violet Dusk

    Another scam is a company that pays you on recruiting other people into the company I almost fell for that one.

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    Miso Mama

    Saying scammers target elderly and mentally challenged victims is an over-simplification of successful scams. Scams target everyone from every walk of life.

    Successful scams are simply a result of playing the odds. The more people a scammer can reach the more likely a scam will be successful. This fact is further compounded when a potential victim is elderly or somehow mentally challenged. Our proof of this statement is based purely on science. Studies were performed comparing the parts of the brain involved in decision-making processes based on establishing trust between one person and another. Studies comparing those parts of the brains of elderly subjects and younger subjects during real time mock scam scenarios revealed those parts were very active in the younger study subjects compared to the brain scans of elderly study participants indicating that area of brain activity was non-existent. That absence of brain activity in that part of the brain means elderly people are more trusting of strangers compared to younger study participants

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    This is the best response to a scam I've heard:

          "I like it when I get foreign emails
    telling me they want to share $4,000,000 with me, but need an amount to release
    their funds.  I always email right back
    and sound excited. Then they tell me how much to wire and to where. Usually it's
    a few thousand dollars. So I email back again and tell them I can't wait to send
    the $5000 (or whatever amount they asked for) but before I can do this, I have
    to pay fees to the IRS so they will release my $10,000 tax refund.  I tell them the fees are $850 and if they wire
    me the $850, then I'll get the $10,000 and send them $5000 back.

         Then I tell them I can't wait to get
    the $4M and ask how soon can they wire me the $850.

         Then I get back to work…"

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    Jay Bee

    Obama care. The pitch: "Save big money on health insurance through a 'no obligation' program that you can 'opt out' of."

    Step 1: Pay extra taxes.
    Step 2: Pay compounding taxes if you chose to opt out.
    Step 3: ?
    Step 4: You save money!

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    Dimitar Petrov

    I find it absolutely hilarious that the ad at the very beginning of the video is actually an obvious scam LOL

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    Kimm 65

    So I noticed Simon pronounced Robert Mueller's name as I thought it should be with an emphasis on the 'ue' as 'U' when practically everyone else pronounces it with a soft 'u' as in 'up'. To the best of my knowledge it was originally a German name and correctly pronounced as M'Ueller'. Interesting although, maybe Mueller's family changed the pronunciation at some stage perhaps for obvious reasons or maybe not.

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    Hey Simon,
    I know that this video is a few years old but always good advice. Why people just blindly give all their money to someone on the telephone ☎️ then wonder why what happened. They are idiots. Just like it takes two to tango, it takes two to be a victim. If you’re that stupid, then you deserve to lose all your money 💵.

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    Sindento 1

    Don't give your bank account details! Your bank account details,sort code and name are on every cheque issued

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    Also the love scam they will talk to you for months and make you believe that they are inlove with you then ask for money for plane tickets or business idea and they need you to invent starts very small and then the request balloons.

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    How about all those concerts by "The Platters" "The Coasters" "The Crests" "The Kingston Trio" and dozens more oldies groups which have NO original member. Often somebody just buys the group name (or leases the name from the owner). How people believe 4 guys in their 40's had hits back in the '50s in beyond me.

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    Madalin Grama

    How much of a moron would one have to be to fall for these? Well, start watching if you want to lose faith in humanity…

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    Necessary Conversations

    Okay hold on – your videos are great and everything but as far as your Nigerian Prince meme goes I’m going to have to stop you right there – the man displayed in that picture is wearing Zulu attire from the Zulu nation, descendants of King Shaka Zulu , a tribe in South Africa.

    Nigerians have nothing to do with that tribe infact they are countries apart and several hundred thousand kilometers away from each other.
    I’m aware it’s not your fault and it may have been a meme circulating on the internet but I’ve come to realize that a lot of Western society is to a degree misinformed about the African continent. We are continent of 54 countries all of which have a various number of tribes and respective cultures within each country.

    Again – not saying is your particular fault particularly because of how the African continent is represented in the West
    but let’s all take this as a learning opportunity.

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    Brian Fidler

    You need to do a new scam video which focuses on grotesque media misrepresentation. If you do, include the DC incident involving the Convincing Catholic kids, the fraud perpetrated by Jussie Smollett AKA Jucy Smooyay, as well as the fraud perpetrated by Georgia's State Representative for the 39th District, Erica Thomas, Democrat. And, lets not forget the BS associated with Carbon Footprints and being a passenger on a vessel exceeding a million dollars.

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    Ta'Jah Mary

    Honestly, if law enforcement point blank tells you this is a scam, and you still give the scammers money, why are even still functioning? You deserve it.

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    A registered nurse fell for that scam and lost half a million dollars??? I hope I’m never admitted into the hospital she works at and have her as my nurse…..! Or wait do I…..maybe I can trick her into paying my medical bills…..

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    Siggy Mueller

    I fell for a "fundraiser" scam by an actual neighbor of mine. He came to my door with a clipboard taking orders for tamales and salsa supposedly for his church to help pay for a missionary trip. He said that the church ladies would be making those tamales in the next few days and needed the money ahead of time to buy the supplies. Since I knew the guy I believed him and placed an order for two dozen tamales with a container of salsa on the side and gave him my advance payment. When almost a week went by and I hadn't heard anything yet, I went down the street to his house to ask him about it. He wasn't there, so I called the church he said was doing this fundraiser. Of course it turned out the church had no involvement in this and I wasn't the first caller to inquire about the awol tamales. At that point it was time to contact the police and have them investigate this scam. The young man was eventually located and arrested for fraud. I never recovered the money I spent for the non-existing tamales and salsa. I just chalked it up as a lesson learned. Can't even trust a neighbor.

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    Shimba Muruthi

    If u fell for the Nigeria scam…..u must been greedy. Why would u want to gain money u never worked for?
    No sympathy….keep getting taken😂😂

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    Paula Catlover

    0:51 The scientific training and logical thinking skills the nurse should have gotten were outweighed by the gullibility of falling for fictional stories that the reverend has.

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    Lester Musterman

    I have been getting more phone scams than usual.thay are working frantically because they are running out of time, before the obvious thing happens…..they get caught!.. just hang up.dont even say hello.

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    Andrew Harper

    The other reason many elderly people lose money to scammers is dementia.

    I find religion in general distasteful. The only redeeming feature is that churches create a community among the congregation that can act for mutual support. It's all too easy for the religious to call prey to cults and scammers though.

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    Aussie Pom

    I get these scams all the time in emails or on my mobile phone. One is often someone taking in an Asian language and I just hang up. I've had the IRS or here known as the ATO (Australian Taxation Office) scam and have been told that the police have been notified and are on their way to arrest me. These scams come out of India and I tell the scammer to take his threats and bend over and stick 'em where the sun don't shine and then I hang up. The ATO will only ever contact you by snail mail. Never by phone or email.

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    Dawn Pettersen

    I know one religious organisation that when you donate, they take a certain amount of your wages. They also accept Visa…….weird people!

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    I got a call the other day saying my social Security number was stolen. And to call them back. Stupids didn't know I was already in contact with the REAL SS office for unrelated matters.

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