He robbed banks because that is where the money was. Imho in the long run it s best to stick to legit ways of making money.
Scammers set up fake organizations in order to get money out of people.
How to con someone out of money. For instance someone sent him a fake u s. The victim thinks that they are making a donation to a charitable cause when really they are being scammed out of their money. A trick to get someone s money or make someone do what you want.
Out of all the victims i uncovered during my investigation only two of them had ever reported her to the police and that enabled her to continue scamming people for years before she met me. All of the ways are fraught with risk of one form or another. You can guess the rest.
Postal service money order for 2 000 asking him to deposit it and wire 1 700 through western union at walmart the next day. Once there they can now use zelle to quickly get money out of it. It s a con you get half the food for twice the price.
Many of these scams take advantage of tragedies and disasters as we said this is low even for scam artists. The man with the lost necklace doesn t come. It s called a secret.
It s the willie sutton rule. Since high school kids working at gas stations don t have 100 i take money out of the cash drawer to complete the transaction. A recent nbc news investigation found this scam reported by bank customers all over the country.
I think older people are easier to scam because their emotional needs are closer to the surface. There is still risk but at least you are less likely to get stabbed in the back w. Most of her victims like most victims of any con artist were too ashamed to tell anyone what happened to them.
The answer is that con men target people who have money and a lot of seniors are sitting on fat nest eggs. No way is ever truly easy. But there s more to it than that.
Change raising also known as a quick change artist is a common short con and involves an offer to change an amount of money with someone while at the same time taking change or bills back and forth to confuse the person as to how much money is actually being changed.