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There's a Sucker Born Every Minute: A Revelation of Audacious Frauds, Scams, and Cons -- How to Spot Them, How to Stop Them (Thorndike Large Print Lifestyles) Hardcover – Large Print, May 6, 2011

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About the Author

Jeffrey Robinson, described by Britain’s Sunday Telegraph as, "one of the world's leading experts on international financial crime,” is the author of many highly acclaimed books, including The Laundrymen, The Merger and The Sink.

Robinson has written scores of newspaper and magazine articles on financial crime and given many keynote speeches and media interviews on money laundering, fraud and organized crime. He has appeared on NBC (including The Today Show and Nightly News), MSNBC, CNN (including Larry King), Fox News, BBC, ITN, Channel 4 News, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Sky News, where he is has been a contributor on American issues, fraud, and international crime for the past 20 years. He has been published in dozens of magazines and newspapers, including Barron’s (which earned him an Overseas Press Club Award), Playboy (two cover stories on crime), the International Herald Tribune, plus the Times, the Sunday Times, the Telegraph, the Sunday Telegraph, the Daily Mail and the Mail on Sunday in London, where he lived for 25 years. In addition to books and articles, he has written television dramas and documentaries.

He lives in New York.

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Series: Thorndike Large Print Lifestyles
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Thorndike Press; Lrg Rep edition (April 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1410436535
  • ISBN-13: 978-1410436535
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,185,218 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Marvin D. Pipher on November 3, 2010
Format: Paperback
If this book's author had been half as clever in choosing his book's title as the scammers about whom he was writing are in defrauding the public, he would likely have sold millions of copies. He should have! For this book is more than worth its price and, for any given reader, may someday be worth it's weight in gold. That day will come when a reader has his or her identity stolen and desperately needs to know what in the world to do.

But the book goes far and beyond simply the dreaded identity theft. It also provides valuable insights into all manner of Internet, mail, and telephone scams and frauds: including, among others, fraudulent charities; area code scams (809, 284, & 876); check fraud; expired credit card scams; card not present scams; debt elimination and reverse mortgage scams; phishing; pharming; cheap medications from Canada; telemarketing scams; Medicare fraud; overpayment scams; and IRS related scams. And, in addition to identifying the scams, the author also explains how the "fraudsters" set them up; what the "lies" are that suck the victims in; what the scams actually are (in all their variations); what "key words" help identify them as a scams; and how you, the victim de jure, can protect yourself.

The insights and advice offered in this book are so valuable and specific that it should be read by every man and woman in the United States (US). For although many of these scams originate and are executed from outside the US, the US is generally the target of choice. It almost goes without saying that under certain unfortunate circumstances, this may very well be the most valuable book you could have at hand. I'd buy it, read it, and keep it handy if I were you.
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If you've ever been "taken for a ride,got gyped,scammed,or taken ;and who hasn't, this is an excellent book for you.If you have avoided these scam artists so far,you must have a pretty good head on your shoulders.However,that's no reason to let your guard down;because the world is filled with unsavory characters who are working their butts of trying to "hook" you.If you think these scammers are something from the past like Medicine Men in travelling sideshows,or flamboyant used car salesmen or characters like W.C Fields,and that the Government has thousands on staff to entrap them;you are in for a big surprise.All you have to do is recall Madoff and how he took Billions from "sophisicated investors",right under the noses of regulatory bodies and so called experts.
The only difference between the old days and today is that there are much more complicated methods and systems available to scam you.Without doubt,the Internet has offered scammers opportunities they would not even have dreamed of in the past.Also,while government regulations and employees have expanded unimaginably ,you are more liable to get gyped today than ever before.
This book covers the many kinds of scams that exist and gives all kinds of suggestions on how to protect yourself;but the best protection you can have is to beware of anyone you deal with and as a starter assume those who approach you in any way where money is involved;is to assume they are dishonest;especially if they are unknown to you.
As a starter,never deal with anyone who comes a knocking at your door.Never deal with anyone on a phone trying to sell you something;and above all never deal with anyone who contacts you by e-mail---and that includes banks,financial institutions,travel agencies,real estate salesmen,or government organizations,etc.
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This is a super book to buy for yourself, a family member, especially older family members who are so often easy to scam. Written by someone who knows and speaks common sense language. It is easy to understand. This is a must have in this day of so much fraud, scamming, phising and other attemps by "Rats" to get at our money or information.
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The book is ultra simplistic and thus dull and boring. You need to be Mary Poppins not to have heard of all the scams narrated throughout this book. Things like: "some people that promise an investment opportunity that will triple your money in a month are most likely trying to fool you"; then 10 pages to tell you that investments that seem too good to be true are probably so. You will find no insight whatsoever. The 3 positive opinions are probably friends or business partners of the author and will get a commission from what I paid for this terrible book now deleted from my kindle.
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Another insightful and entertaining financial crime book by Jeffrey Robinson. It should be part of everyone's financial crime library. I provided it as a handout to 35 graduate students in my Anti-Money Laundering class. The book served as a means of providing insight into the various scams, as well as, a tool to instruct the class on how to protect themselves and their families against these frauds. I am eagerly awaiting Mr. Robinson's next financial crime book. John F. Forbes

The Merger: The International Conglomerate of Organized Crime
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