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The little black book of scams : a consumer's guide to scams, swindles, rorts and rip offs
Bib ID 2601668
Format BookBook
Description Canberra : [Ministerial Council on Consumer Affairs], 2001 
33 p. : ill. ; 15 x 21 cm. 
Summary

According to the Australian Oxford Dictionary a 'scam' is 'a fraudulent trick' or 'a swindle'. Swindlers or con artists are smart, friendly, persuasive and aggressive. They look for an easy opportunity to take your money. The greater the opportunity you offer and the easier you make it, the more you increase your chances of falling for a scam. People may be tricked in hundreds of ways, including pyramid schemes, bogus investments or lotteries, by using unlicensed or unqualified tradespeople, becoming tangled in an Internet web of deceit or simply buying goods and services without understanding their consumer rights and responsibilities. Scam operators are persistent and mobile. It's not unusual for a scam operation to be closed down in one State and to pop up under a new name somewhere else. The Little Black Book of Scams will help you to be prepared and reduce the possibility of you becoming the victim of these villains.

Subjects Swindlers and swindling.  |  Fraud -- Australia.  |  Swindlers and swindling -- Australia.  |  Consumer protection -- Australia.  |  Commercial crimes -- Australia.  |  Business management.
Other authors/contributors New South Wales. Department of Fair Trading  |  Ministerial Council on Consumer Affairs (Australia)

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