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Refund Scams

It is hard to believe Thanksgiving is almost here. Families will get together to celebrate, watch football, and see who passes out first from eating too much turkey. One of the other traditions associated with Thanksgiving is breaking the wishbone. The tradition of wishing on bones is older than you probably think. This tradition can […]

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Anyone Can Be Scammed

Robert Lappin was a self-made millionaire. He started out making vacuum cleaners, then expanded his wealth by investing in real estate and finance. He created the Robert I. Lappin Charitable Foundation to help the Jewish community. Mr. Lappin, being an intelligent and carrying person, invested his foundation funds, his employees’ retirement plans, and his personal […]

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Common Scams

On October 1, 1908, Henry Ford’s Model T went on sale. At that time motorized vehicles had been manufactured for over 20 years; however, they were not affordable or practical for most people. Ford sold his Model T for $850.00. It was higher than most people’s income but was considered affordable. Ford also designed his […]

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The First Recorded Scam

Norman Cousins once wrote, “History is a vast early warning system.” I believe that to be very true. With that in mind, I thought it would be great to share some of that history as it applies to fraud scams. Scams occurred way before they were ever written down, but unfortunately those stories are lost […]