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Man flies by own lung power, 1934
The worms inside your face
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
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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