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June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A German con artist using an assumed name is capturing the nation's attention as the details in his custodial kidnapping trial unfold.
The Hall of Infamy concept started out as an observation by Warren and Arthur that there is no one place to go for the big picture on fraudsters and con artists.
Scammers and con artists develop new or evolving scams that target seniors, making them a vulnerable population.
Con artists have also sent these fraudulent messages through e-mails and faxes.
Similarly, these con artists attempt to secure vital records information to swindle money as well as other things in their name.
Every year, con artists take advantage of the hectic season, hoping harried consumers will unwittingly divulge information that will allow the scammers to make free long-distance calls at others' expense.
It starts with a victim receiving a phone call from a con artist claiming to be a lottery organization.
Con artists may request this information as proof of eligibility.
However, increasingly sophisticated identity thieves and con artists threaten to undo the tenuous trust built during the past 10 years.
The con artists were arrested and convicted, and most got prison terms and must pay the victims restitution.
12 /PRNewswire/ -- Con artists are putting a new spin on phone fraud, GTE California warned its customers today.