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Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Cursed by Allah
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Fraud in other words
Check out the website of Larry Adams, CPA. He writes a regular column about the jargon and street slang of fraud. Much of this is shared on his website. For instance, we find there the definition of Fat-Finger Dialing: "Fat finger dialing scams take advantage of customers whose fingers are too large for the tiny buttons on the telephones. For example, a customer might unintentionally dial 1 (800) COLLETC, 1 (800) CULLECT, or 1 (800) CALLECT, instead of 1 (800) COLLECT. Class action lawsuits have been filed against several companies that intentionally own knockoff numbers that are just digits away from popular 1 (800) phone numbers." You can also order his book, Fraud in Other Words, which is a collection of fraud slang and jargon.
Categories: Con Artists
Posted by The Curator on Tue Jun 03, 2003
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