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A Marathi language podcast narrating stories of different scams or ghotala in history of India and the world. शेअर बाजार, बँका आणि अशा इतर घोटाळ्यांची गोष्ट सांगणार मराठी पॉडकास्ट.
 
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The new season of Scams & Cons begins Sept. 8 with an episode about Blackmail, but in the meantime, we thought we'd share one of our most popular episodes -- Parking Lot Scams. Parking Lot Scams Some would say parking lots themselves are scams: $20 for two hours. Really?!!! They are also places where, for at least a short time, you’re trapped. When…
 
Summer is for kicking back on the porch with some cheap wine and hot wings -- that is unless you live here in the Southeast where temps of 90+ have been common for about three weeks now. Instead, we'll be kickin' back here at the ranch reflecting on the ending of Scams & Cons' second season and the upcoming Season 3 coming this fall. We're already …
 
The hills are alive with the sound of scammers Singing lies and deceits that are decades old. Their songs fill my heart with hopes of stardom, But they just steal my songs and leave me broke. Musicians that travel to Nashville, Los Angeles, New York, Austin and other music centers are looking for a break and scammers step right up to boost their eg…
 
You open a letter that tells you that you've won a huge about of money in a sweepstakes you don't remember entering. Just send some money to cover taxes and fees and those riches will be yours. You're a winner, but only if you toss that piece of mail in the trash. Sweepstakes scams come in many shapes and forms and we all want to believe that fortu…
 
If an FBI agent appeared at your door, flashed a badge and said she had a few questions for you, would you comply? Would you ask to see the badge again. Would you know what an actual badge should look like? Those badges, diplomas on the wall and other credentials can be easily faked. We'll tell you how and what you can do to protect yourself. I'm q…
 
Those little slips of paper -- coupons -- are real money and someone has to pay for the discount you just received. It could be the store, the manufacturer or someone else. You may have paid for it before you left the house. The world of coupons is complicated and there are lots of ways scammers can creep in. The average person is the most common w…
 
Three-card-monte can take all your money in fewer than eight minutes. Long cons can take days, weeks, months or years -- just ask Bernie Madoff. The con artists generally have to put up significant amounts of money to pull it off. They usually enlist others and must gain use of offices and facilities. On top of that, they have to think on their fee…
 
Don't you just hate it when the new $5,000 sex doll you ordered turns out to be a cheap knock-off? Or that super-fun-pack of condoms you bought is counterfeit? Men thinking with the wrong head are mostly the victims of these crimes, but their variety may surprise you. Like that help-wanted ad you saw for a sex toy tester. I don't want to spoil this…
 
Art scams are like no other. They are like a theatrical play with scammers and art forgers producing, writing and directing the show. Even the suckers are part of the script, anxious to play their roles, even when they suspect there may be an unhappy ending for them. The majority of the rules that apply to most scams, don't apply here. Some people …
 
Most cons are well planned. After all, the con artists don't want to go to jail. But sometimes, things come together in such a way that the scams have to be pulled off quickly while the con artists make things up on the spot. Today we'll tell you the story of three scams that were run only once. OK, there's a fourth one, but you'll know it when you…
 
Recently -- and I kid you not -- I found a $100 bill as I got into my car after buying groceries. It was on the ground beside my door, folded in thirds. I immediately thought someone was setting me up for a Pigeon Drop, but no one approached and no other people were around, so I put the bill in my pocket. It took weeks before I used that money. Fin…
 
The idea of unconditional love is unknown to scammers, unless you're talking about a sucker's money. There's never a trick they aren't willing to perform for a treat -- except being told to "stay." Doggone it, we should have seen it coming, but there's more involved than companionship. Our emotions get wrapped up and that makes us perfect suckers. …
 
Falling in love is a risk, but on Valentine's Day, we're all suckers. We're sharing our love by telling what to look out for. A scammer's poem Words of love from my keyboard make your heart take flight, So don’t mistake my plea for money as a reason for fright. My needs are genuine and my motives are clear, So please wire your money so I can disapp…
 
Season Two of Scams & Cons begins Feb. 10 with an episode on Valentine's Scams. It will be good to see you again, but don't feel as if you need to send flowers. While we were putting that episode together, something caught our eye -- QR code scams. It requires no human interaction and there are only a few ways you can see it coming, so we decided t…
 
Scams & Cons will be back with new episodes in February, but until then, we thought we’d share some information about the man pictured in the corner of our logo – Victor Lustig. Lustig conned Al Capone and sold the Eiffel Tower twice. That's how he earned his corner seat. Other con artists have sold public monuments, so to tide you over until the n…
 
I have sand between my toes, a perfectly positioned chaise lounge and plenty of suntan lotion. It's a welcome break to mark the end of Season 1. Fear not! I've already begun work on Season 2 with stories about ... well, listen in to this 3-minute episode where you can join me on the beach and I'll tell you all about it. Until next year, be happy, h…
 
Don’t you just hate it when you come home from vacation to find that some scammer now owns your home? Or when con artists move in, and the law allows them to stay while you go through a long court battle to have them evicted? House stealing is a real thing and it is frighteningly easy to do and once you learn how the scam is run, you’ll never want …
 
Science explains life's mysteries using procedures intended to weed out false results and outright lies. That process doesn't always work. Don't worry, Scams & Cons is here to help. We'll tell you how fake science happens, the people who flush it out, why DNA evidence isn't that reliable and how Charlie Hatfield (maybe) made it rain.…
 
When tragedy strikes, you’re vulnerable and that makes you a prime target for con artists. Death is a time when we’re most vulnerable. Scammers sweep in to sell family history books, offers to bring your loved one back to life through cryogenics, and unneeded and expensive caskets that are destined for incineration. Even before death, scammers may …
 
Some would say parking lots themselves are scams: $20 for two hours. Really?!!! They are also places where, for at least a short time, you’re trapped. When backing out of your parking space, someone could rap on your window, and ask for money to buy food or for a bus ticket to get home. There is no escape and you must deal with the situation someho…
 
When the Trojans rolled the horse into their city, they thought they were claiming the spoils of war. Instead, it was a hoax that eventually allowed the Greeks to sneak in and destroy their city. So, is a hoax a scam, or is it the other way around? Fortunately, Ian Keable stops by to sort it for us as we talk about the differences. His new book, Th…
 
Admit it, you’ve played the game that asks “What would you do if you won a lottery?” The first step is to make sure you actually won a lottery. Lottery scams abound. Some trick people into sending cash to cover a few fees and taxes before the winnings can be sent to them. Others approach actual winners as experienced, trusted advisors only to pad s…
 
What’s the first thing you do when you trip on the sidewalk – you look around to see if anyone noticed and, if so, did they laugh. But what if you were recorded comparing bits and pieces with someone on the internet? Maybe someone caught you with an illegal substance in your pocket or, as we describe in this episode, ride escalators in hopes that s…
 
मोईन कुरेशी हा दिल्लीतली बडी बडी धेंडं ज्याला 'मसीहा' मानायची अशी असामी. कोण होता हा मोईन कुरेशी? मोईन कुरेशी होता एकेकाळी उत्तरप्रदेशातल्या रामपूर मधला एक 'बडे' का मटन एक्स्पोर्टर !! १९९० ला बिझनेसची सुरुवात करून दहा वर्षांत एक नंबरचा बीफ एक्स्पोर्टर बनलेला मोईन कुरेशी! केंद्रीय मंत्रीमंडळातल्या अनेक मंत्र्यांचा खास मित्र! लिकर बॅरन पाँटी चढ्ढाचा …
 
Impersonators hide in plain sight. They tell you who they are and back up their claims. Trusting soul that you are, you think, “why would they lie?” They lie because they want your money and they use other people’s credibility to gain your trust. Some of these scams are relatively harmless. The con gets a free meal, maybe a hotel room or some other…
 
जेव्हा आपण विजय मल्या आणि नीरव मोदी यांच्या सारख्या १० ते ११ हजार कोटी घेऊन पळालेल्या लफंग्यांच्या बातम्या आपण चवीचवीने वाचत होतो. याच दरम्यान एक ५० हजार कोटीचा घोटाळा अगदी आपल्या डोळ्या देखत घडला. हा ५०,००० कोटींचा डल्ला मारणारी माणसं उच्चशिक्षित, अर्थक्षेत्रामधली मान्यवर होती. एका शिस्तबद्ध कॉर्पोरेट स्टाईलने घातलेला दरोडा कधीच वर्तमानपत्राच्या म…
 
Fame comes at a price. Scammers want your money and don’t care if it also costs you your self confidence. Those trying to get noticed are vulnerable and the path to success is different for everyone. It often depends upon getting to the right person at the right time. To increase your odds, you’ve got to put yourself out there and hustle. You’ll fa…
 
गंमत अशी आहे की १८६२ च्या दरम्यानच्या त्या घोटाळ्यात आणि हर्षद मेहताच्या १९९२ घोटाळ्यात काहीही फरक नाही. फक्त इसवी सनाचे आकडे बदललेले दिसतील, नावं वेगळी दिसतील, बाकी ज्याला 'मोडस ऑपरेंडी' म्हणजे गुन्हा करण्याची पध्दत म्हणतात, ती आहे तशीच आहे. चला तर, आज ऐकुया मुंबई शेअर बाजाराच्या आद्य घोटाळेबाज प्रेमचंद रायचंदच्या 'बॅकबे रेक्लेमेशन ' फ्रॉडबद्दल!! …
 
Even at a distance, you’ll know the carnival is in town. You can see the lights of the Ferris Wheel. Maybe you can hear the screams of people on one of the rides to scare the hell out of you. When you arrive, you’ll smell fresh popcorn … the carnies smell a sucker. Except for the prices, the rides are straight. No con there. No short pours on the d…
 
Have you tried this new air freshener? A herd of stallions could spend the night in your house and with one puff of this spray, you’d never know they were there! And this kitchen gadget is fantastic! It slices and dices, makes ice cream and turns rancid meat fresh again. It’s just amazing! No, it’s not. It’s false advertising and it’s a scam. There…
 
You may be psychic! In fact, there is a good chance you are – or could be. The Census Bureau says one of the fastest growing job descriptions in this decades will be psychics. As of this writing, PsychicPro Job Center has one client with 25 immediate job openings. If you don’t feel qualified, psychic training is readily available. Don’t expect us t…
 
If you are a six and a 10 shows interest in you, at the very least you’d feel flattered. You might even spend a little time with them just to feed your ego. And if that contact happens online, it seems even better. No dinners to buy. No gifts to exchange. And you can walk away at any time. But if the person on the other end of the line is a scammer…
 
Unless you work for the U.S. Mint, odds are you can’t print legal currency. But if you could print money, it’s unlikely you’d get much sleep for a while. Once you were rested, you would crank up the printer again and begin shopping for an elegant place to lay your head. Your personal chef will bring milk and warm cookies to your bedside so you can …
 
It’s a simple game. It’s just a guy flipping three cards on top of a worn cardboard box. If you’re the sucker, the game is easy. It’s meant to be that way. A lot of effort by a lot of people has gone into creating that scene. No wonder Three Card Monte is called the longest running show on Broadway. The sucker sees it as a game of skill. They belie…
 
Why would anyone give thousands of dollars to a Nigerian prince? Or play Three Card Monte – it’s a well-known scam? Or be lulled into a marriage with someone you’ve never met face-to-face. Scammers and con artists do it all the time and the Scams and Cons podcast pulls the curtain back and tells you how it is done. Trust us. You should subscribe no…
 
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