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Berlitz guide to Scamese
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"Madame Zelinski can provide an even more accurate. Reading with your date of birth and social security number,"
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"How nice of you to call me out of the blue, young man. It so happens I have forty-five million just sitting in my piggy bank, and maybe having a broker wouldn't be such a bad idea."
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Hadley K., All-Day Sucker.
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"I've been told that my check is in the mail. Could you verify that for me?"
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'Be careful, it looks like a scam, to me.'
"You really took Muffy and Scott and Todd down to the lake and let them go...honest? Have you got a note or something from them so I could be sure?"
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Flim & Flam Partners in Crime
'It's from my long-lost uncle in Nigeria.'
A failed internet scam.
'That old 'diet and exercise scam' again!'
"To verify you are the person who answered the phone, May I have your social security number and a major credit card."
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"To be completely frank, we have now discovered all your country's secrets, except how to make a million dollars in one's spare time at home with no personal investment."
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Beware of Sophisticated, Hard to Spot, Email Scams,
"The following emergency weather bulletin is brought to you by the folks at Gargantua Insurance Company. For a fast, friendly quote on coverage for your imminent natural disaster, call us, toll free..."
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'Oh my god! We've been the victims of cyber crime. . . someone on the other side of the world has paid all our bills.'
"It's quite simple, madam - pick the right card and you win this beautiful vacuum cleaner; fail and you forfeit an appliance of your choice."
"Excuse me, your honor. If you could just give us a few minutes, my client would like to pitch some time shares to the jury real quick."
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"Hi. I'm calling at random to give you 3 million dollars, but since your're not at home, I'm going to call somebody else."
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"Didn't anyone ever warn you about opening an e-mail from someone you don't know?"
'I see big changes coming to your bank account. If I could just see your account number. Yes, there it is! No...it's fading...Wait! It seems to be a combination of digits between zero and nine! It's...it's...help me out here! It's...a little help...'
The man who cheated death...
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"Rest assured, we will be working hard to stop the onslaught of scammers and the scourge of robocalls..."
"I told you we'd lose the house."