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A different type of scam … The Pyrimid Scam … or is it a scheme?

I’m perusing Twitter, and see something here tweeted by a follower about scams. Blessing looms: new scam follows old pattern is the article. I recently within the last 4 or 5 years read books dealing with scams and the different kinds.

One was scams in general, one was dealing with the pyrimid scheme or ponzi scheme, and yet another book delbt with scams and older people.

I want to share these resources with you to learn it as I’m not surprised that it is now going on social media.


The following books are going to be taken from BARD’s collection. You must be a member of BARD to get copies, but they may be available elsewhere. For the sighted, check Amazon for these titles minus the digital book number.


Fraud!: how to protect yourself from schemes, scams, and swindles DB50194
Bertrand, Marsha. Reading time: 8 hours, 34 minutes.
Read by Gregory Gorton. A production of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress.
True Crime
Examines economic fraud, a billion-dollar business that victimizes more people than violent crime. Describes Ponzi and pyramid schemes, affinity fraud,
and scams involving high-tech, stocks, commodities, and franchises. Discusses con artists’ techniques, how to prevent being duped, and how to react if
targeted. 2000.


Scambusters!: more than 60 ways seniors get swindled and how they can prevent it DB64860
Smith, Ron. Reading time: 5 hours, 49 minutes.
Read by Gary Tipton. A production of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress.
True Crime
Consumer Issues, Personal Finance
Concise manual on recognizing fraudulent activity and avoiding becoming a victim. Describes dozens of scenarios involving banking and credit, nursing homes,
health care, online pharmacies, insurance, investments, the Internet, car repairs, charitable donations, shopping, and telemarketing. Includes resources.
2006.


Finally, the book I think you’ll want to read, I found it of interest.

Ponzi’s scheme: [the true story of a financial legend] DB60737
Zuckoff, Mitchell. Reading time: 9 hours, 59 minutes.
Read by Grover Gardner. A production of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress.
True Crime
Social Sciences
U.S. History
Account of the 1920 get-rich-quick scam devised by charismatic Italian immigrant Charles Ponzi of Boston that led to the loss of millions by investors.
Uses original sources to document Ponzi’s rob-Peter-to-pay-Paul investment pyramid and its unmasking by Boston Post newspaper editor Richard Grozier. Some
strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2005.


Do your research. If it sounds too good to be true, then look the other way.

People like myself have asked for donations to keep the site up, or to get music, or even to try and get money for bettering a site. I know its a choice for people to donate, and for those who do, I appreciate it. The site doesn’t beg and my intent is not to beg either. These scams may. Lets learn together!


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