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Scams & Cons

Jim Grinstead

Why would anyone give thousands of dollars to a Nigerian prince? Or play a well-known scam like Three Card Monte? Scammers and con artists convince people to do it every day. We will tell you why people become suckers and how it is done.
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Alabama sheriffs use 1939 law to starve prisoners and pocket the savingsJanuary 26, 2023
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Season Four begins in two weeks!January 12, 2023
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Introducing Scamapalooza!January 05, 2023
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A fan favorite and the end of season 3December 01, 2022
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Twins: They may look alike, but they don't work as a teamNovember 17, 2022
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Luxury scams: Luxury can't be stolen -- it's a state of mindNovember 03, 2022
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The Mustard: Pockets cleaned at no extra chargeOctober 20, 2022
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We caught him because we could: Frank Abagnale Jr. still conning usOctober 06, 2022
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Cults: I know what's best for you. Give me your money and abandon your family. You'll be glad you did.September 22, 2022
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Blackmail: I know a guy who knows a guy. Know what I mean?September 08, 2022
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A quick look at voter registration fraudAugust 25, 2022
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Awww... I've missed you guysAugust 11, 2022
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Summer break! We'll be back in the fall!July 14, 2022
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Music scams: Both musicians and listeners can be off-keyJune 30, 2022
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Sweepstakes scams: You may already be a loser!June 16, 2022
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Credentials scams: Not worth the paper it's written onJune 02, 2022
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Coupon scamsMay 19, 2022
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Long cons: Patience is the rewardMay 05, 2022
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Sex scamsApril 21, 2022
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Art scams -- the play's the thing!April 07, 2022
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Unbelievable consMarch 24, 2022
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The Pigeon Drop: No dry cleaner required. Scammers will clean you for free.March 10, 2022
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Pet scams: Karma's a bitchFebruary 24, 2022
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Valentine's Scams: I love you, but I love your money more.February 10, 2022
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We're back Feb. 10, but first, a warning about QR codesJanuary 27, 2022
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