A fool and his money are soon scammed out of it
April 10, 2004 9:08 AM   Subscribe

There's a lot of scammin', griftin', and chicanery going on in the world and Snopes has always been there, but they usually take some time to do their investigations. But for the quick hit, they've just launched a new daily scam page carrying just that day's latest scam news from around the country. It's really amazing how many major scams take place every day, and it helps to know how to spot a scam when you hear about it.
posted by mathowie (4 comments total)
"He was shouting at them 'You're an FBI agent and you're following me'.

what happens when one scams.
posted by clavdivs at 9:43 AM on April 10, 2004

this is great, and really helpful...I wonder tho, if the people who usually get scammed will ever see it.
posted by amberglow at 10:30 AM on April 10, 2004

Notice the keyword "scam" in every post. They must do an automatic search of local news feeds. Now they could classify, archive and search and create a whole new business model for data mining, police investigation, profiling. Track rates of certain types of scams by geography and time and issue "weather alerts" when certain ones reach a threshold.
posted by stbalbach at 10:58 AM on April 10, 2004

Brilliant! I'll try some of these.....
posted by terrymiles at 1:54 PM on April 10, 2004

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