Crimes of Persuasion:

Schemes, scams, frauds.

Title Theft and False Representation of Home Ownership

Some unscrupulous individuals have passed themselves off as owners of a house belonging to others ( particularly seniors ), have obtained mortgages, and stolen the funds.

Would taking out a home-equity line-of-credit serve as a first line of defense against this? My reasoning is that a given bank would not be ready to grant a mortgage on a property on which there is an existing (potential) lien.

B.R. 09/10/03

How Con Artists Will Steal Your Savings and Inheritance Through Telemarketing Fraud, Investment Schemes and Consumer Scams

In-depth fraud coverage of computer crimes such as pyramid schemes make this economic crime library of internet crimes the cyber crime location for the schemes, scams and swindles that con artists and shonks perpetrate.

White collar crimes such as prime bank fraud, pyramid scams, internet fraud, phone scams, chain letters, modeling agency and Nigerian scams, computer fraud as well as telemarketing fraud are fully explained.

This organized crime report by Les Henderson includes credit card fraud, check kiting, tax fraud, money laundering, mail fraud, counterfeit money orders, check fraud and other who's who true crimes of persuasion.

Crimes of Persuasion: Schemes, scams, frauds.

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