Posted by Alan Rimmer, 3 months, 2 weeks ago
I know we have written before about the multitude of scams pervading our lives but I’m afraid they are still a big threat. And as we become comfortable with the common types of scams, the scammers change things up. Consider the story of some entrepreneurial New York beggars. They were finding that just asking for money wasn’t working so well anymore so some of them decided to dress in suits and ties and present as businessmen. They would then stop people in the street, politely explain that they had left their wallet at home and ask for train fare. Well, it worked an absolute treat and the money came gushing in – until, of course, their con was eventually exposed by the media and the willingness of people to give money once again dried up. The moral of the story is not ‘that cons will eventually be exposed’ but ‘that cons can work really well for a while!’.