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Ponzi Schemes, always a new one.

Your phone rings. You answer. From somewhere in the distance, a mysterious recorded voice groans into life and announces, "Would you like to have cash delivered to your doorstep with no sales, no MLM, and no cold calling?" Yadda, yadda, and more yadda.

If you take the bait, you're led to a website that describes a 1-up Cash Gifting Program. Or, in other words, a newly-decorated Ponzi scheme.

One of the better write-ups about this scummy tactic is here (from the Wayback Machine).

A word to the wise - if you are approached by someone trying to get you involved in one of these con games, run away as fast as you can.



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r_caton
Sep. 15th, 2010 09:16 am (UTC)
Are you ready to take the Regimental oath?
Open your wallets and say after me, "Help Yourself!"
"Help Yourself"
"Thank you!"
secoh
Sep. 15th, 2010 11:31 am (UTC)
"Someone's got a pole with a fork on the end and they're trying to nick me kipper!!"
secoh
Sep. 15th, 2010 11:32 am (UTC)
My usual trick:
"Why yes, I'm VERY interested! Pleaee tell me more!"
*carefully puts the reciever down beside the phone and goes off to make coffee. Checks every 10 minutes or so to see if they're still there*
deckardcanine
Sep. 15th, 2010 02:45 pm (UTC)
I don't trust any call that opens with a question. That's no friendly greeting. And the only automated calls I ever welcome are reminders of appointments.

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