Get-rich-quick schemes are extremely varied; these include fake franchises, real estate "sure things", get-rich-quick books, wealth-building seminars, self-help gurus, sure-fire inventions, useless products, chain letters, fortune tellers, quack doctors, miracle pharmaceuticals, foreign exchange fraud, Nigerian money scams, and charms and talismans.Variations include the pyramid scheme, the Ponzi scheme, and the matrix scheme.RELATED: Woman's stolen photos used to create fake dating profile A Missouri woman says she was walking out of a building when a stranger began calling her name.
The scammer talks a lot about honesty and trust in less than 5 minutes.
“I am looking for someone honest and truthful to chat and see how it goes. I am very honest and truthful and I want someone the same.” The money will be wired transferred from western union or money gram by you to him.
Over the next twelve hours, the machine would produce just two more $100 bills, but after that it produced only blank paper, as its supply of hidden $100 bills would have become exhausted.
By the time the clients realized that they had been scammed, Lustig was long gone.
According to the Federal Trade Commission, Florida ranks first in identity theft complaints at about 193 per 100,000 residents in 2013.
But that’s dwarfed by the greater Miami area, which had 340 complaints per 100,000 residents that year.
Over the past decade or so, the three most populous South Florida counties — Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach — have become less renowned for old-school “Miami Vice”-style drug shootouts than for scammers stealing hundreds of millions from the government, banks and individuals by using laptops, stolen identities and fake medical procedures.
Since the first settlers hacked their way into the mangrove tangles and drained much of the swampland, sunny South Florida has been virtually synonymous with shady deals and scams.
This list of confidence tricks and scams should not be considered complete, but covers the most common examples.