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The Credit Score Scam

By DKIdea, published on Jun 18, 2013

Credit cards and the companies behind them have hoodwinked the public into believing they are more important than they really are....and doing so at unbelievable profits. It’s gotten to the point that everything is hooked into your credit score. Soon, buying the simplicities of food and clothing will depend on your credit score. I’m exaggerating, but I really won’t be surprised if this becomes true soon.

A credit score is a snapshot of the risk you pose to a lender should they decide to lend to you. Now, the very fact that if you live without having to borrow from anyone and pay all... (more)

Tags: business, credit cards, scams, economy, money, finances, credit score

Son of Scam: Travel Scams We Know and Love, Part Two

By Steve Gillick, published on Feb 1, 2013

...friends around to impress on you the amount of damage you caused. (Usually there a dent in the car from many previous ‘bumps’, but apparently you are the one to blame) Again, the solution is to pay on the spot—which you do just to get out of this mess.

I wrote about Travel Scams in a previous article and true to an education that included both the Encyclopedia Britannica Junior and MAD magazine, the latter of which had a great effect on my future writing and thinking processes, it is only fitting to call this Scam Sequel, “Son of Scam”.

The Bump is a... (more)

Tags: scams, travel, hotel, steve gillick, travel scams, cardboard children, the bump, concierge, taxis, taxi scams

Travel Scams We Know and Love

By Steve Gillick, published on Jan 11, 2013

...shopping spree supposedly took place. The evidence that I uncovered now, twenty years later, was a photocopy of the signed ‘charge’ that VISA sent to me as part of the fraud investigation. Ahhh, one more travel scam to add to my collection which now tips the scales at about 150 different scams.

A travel scam is any form of trickery, deceit, misrepresentation, lying or taking advantage of someone that ends up separating that person from a possession (e.g. a camera, laptop, briefcase etc.) or their money. And while the travel industry may enjoy a high season from December... (more)

Tags: scams, travel, distraction, steve gillick, travel scams

Do Not Fall Prey To Hollywoodprofiles.com

By Ed Attanasio, published on Sep 3, 2008

I saw a listing for a site called www.hollywoodprofiles.com that claimed they could help get me parts in films as an extra. I have been an extra in a couple movies in the past, including The Incredible Hulk (the first one) and Mad City (with John Travolta and Dustin Hoffman) and both times it was a lot of fun.

Being on a movie set is a blast, the food is excellent and if you're lucky, you might not even get cut out of the film. I got to hang out with some of the actors and for just a moment, I was treated like a star. So, when I saw this thing for www.hollywoodprofiles.com, I was intrigued.

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Tags: hollywoodprofiles, scams, scam artists

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