Neatorama Posts Tagged "scam"
The Great Diamond Hoax of 1872...

The following is an article from Uncle John's Curi...  ...stones, too. One of the secrets of pulling off a scam is knowing when to get out. It was at this point...  ...or for $40,000. Janin was never implicated in the scam ; as far as anyone knows, his good fortune was jus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/10/20/The-Great-Diamond-Hoax-of-1872/
The $9.84 Credit Card Scam

Image: Hugo Felix/Shutterstock If you...  ....84 on your credit card, be wary: it's probably a scam . In this consumer forum post, dozens of A...  ...The Better Business Bureau reported that scammers are charging small amounts of money on stolen cre...  ...banks and cancel the card. "It's lik...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/28/The-984-Credit-Card-Scam/
Genius Gets Free Lunch for a Year from Airline...

This scheme would never pay off with an American airline, but it was well worth it for an unnamed man in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China. He bought a first-class ticket for a flight, then went to the airport and sho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/27/Genius-Gets-Free-Lunch-for-a-Year-from-Airline/
The Principality of Poyais...

In the 1820s, many Europeans saw the value of investing in the exploration and exploitation of the New World. Governments were being organized up and down the map, and natural resources were there for the taking. People...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/31/The-Principality-of-Poyais/
The World's Littlest Skyscraper...

Image: Solomon Chaim/Wikimedia...  ...called a skyscraper? The whole thing began with a scam . In 1919, oil man and engineer J.D. McMaho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/11/The-Worlds-Littlest-Skyscraper/
Why Nigerian Scammers Say They're From Nigeria

You've gotten the emails before,...  ...count. But given the notoriety of Nigerian scammers , why do they continue to say that they'...  ...bells to just about everyone, so why do scammers continue to use such outlandish stori...  ...r advance fee fraud? Herley...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/20/why-nigerian-scammers-say-theyre-from-nigeria/
Insurance Scam Caught on a Dashboard Camera

(Video Link) Remember the scammers who reversed their car into another? A similar th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/13/insurance-scam-caught-on-a-dashboard-camera/
It's Good To Have A Dashboard Camera...

(YouTube link) It's especially good when someth...  ...cially good when something like this happens. The scam artists in the BMW backed up and caused the "acci...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/20/its-good-to-have-a-dashboard-camera/
Chinese Magical Hard-Drive...

Just like eating fifty cent tacos, sometimes paying less for something isn’t always a good idea. Such is the lesson that some folks have learned buying bargain priced 500GB  hard drives from China that turn out not to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/01/chinese-magical-hard-drive/
The Drowning Baby Scam

This bizarre scam is made even more hideous because it tugs on a Go...  ...an's sense of humanity. Behold, the drowning baby scam :She pointed to the nearby lake where Mr White saw...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/02/the-drowning-baby-scam/




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