The Power of Persuasion
What do Cults, Tele-marketers and Terrorists have in common?
By BZ Kravitz
For years, religious cults have taken advantage of people who have given over their lives and fortunes to charismatic figures that prey on naïve individuals.
People of different faiths usually disagree on theology, but theological differences are not necessarily the determining factor that classifies a group as a cult. A particular group may be… Continue
Added by Scamraider on October 28, 2009 at 4:00pm —
Before most of us had even heard of the dreaded Swine Flu, you can bet that scammers, phishers, and spammers were already devising ways to exploit the growing fears of the population by trying to sell us bogus medication, or steal our personal information. There has been a huge influx of spam email with "SWINE FLU" in the subject line. In fact, as of April 2009, Swine Flu-related spam emails made up about 4% of all global spam emails!
Some things you can watch out… Continue
Added by Scamraider on October 28, 2009 at 3:01pm —
The first part of this article explored several types of scams used by con artists passing themselves off as psychics. These included store or home-front psychic parlors, café table sidewalk readings and the newest craze, spam emails and internet sites pushing weekly horoscopes and spiritual paraphernalia.
The psychic telephone industry was also exposed as often being nothing more than a simple scheme to keep callers on the line while charging them large amounts… Continue
Added by Scamraider on October 27, 2009 at 2:00pm —
New gadgetry is hard to resist-- but how well do these clever inventions work as seen on TV? First consider just how expensive it is to put together a television infomercial or advertisement. This includes the cost for the “pitch man”. One of the best recently passed away, Billy Mays, who could sell “manure in canvas bags”.
When you see one of those tempting products for $19.95, remember there ain’t no bargains. The best criteria we could find out for the… Continue
Added by Scamraider on October 26, 2009 at 3:58pm —
Consumers and the Better Business Bureau are up in arms about the underhanded advertising tactics of some companies advertising teeth whitening products on the internet. The ads promise miracle cures for discolored teeth, but some customers say they were enticed with free trial offers that turned out to be bogus.
The scam tricks people into signing up for expensive, long-term subscriptions to tooth whitening products, when the customer thinks they are signing up for a free… Continue
Added by Scamraider on October 22, 2009 at 3:00pm —
According to a recent Gallup Poll, three quarters of Americans believe in the paranormal, including over a quarter who profess belief in the ability to read the past and predict the future through either clairvoyance or astrology. Surprisingly, the wealthy and educated were often more likely to put their faith in such institutions.
What leads someone to reach out to a psychic? According to one former psychic, their customers are having domestic issues, money problems, or… Continue
Added by Scamraider on October 20, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Though Dunkin Donuts is a respectable company dispensing a medley of artery-clogging sweet confections for you to dunk into your coffee, it seems one of their employees had something else in mind.
One of our Scamraiders has provided us with a detailed and very sad story accompanied by documents of an alleged $110,000 scam. He claims he fell victim to this ploy while a patron at a Dunkin Donuts Shop, simply seeking his morning java. Our Scamraider, having just… Continue
Added by Scamraider on October 19, 2009 at 1:41pm —
HOW ANGER MAKES YOU SICK------IT CAN AND WILL TAKE A TOLL ON YOUR HEALTH. HARBORING HOSTILITIES CAN TAKE TOLLS ON YOUR HEART, BRAIN, IMMUNE SYSTEM AND YOUR INTESTINAL TRACT.---- WHEN THE GOING GETS
TOUGH THE TOUGH GET GOING------TRY NOT TO GET ANGRY WHEN YOU HAVE BEEN THE VICTIM OF A SCAM, CORRUPTION OR A SWINDLE. TAKE A STEP BACK, CALM DOWN AND THINK IT OUT-----COME TO SCAMRAIDERS, WE ARE HERE 24/7 TO TRY AND HELP YOU-----HELPING PEOPLE TO HELP THEMSELVES------SO TRY NOT TO… Continue
Added by Scamraider on October 19, 2009 at 1:30pm —
Imagine getting a call out of the blue one night asking for you by name. Initially fearing it’s a sales call or some other bit of unsolicited business, you’re quickly intrigued when the voice on the other end asks if you’re apartment or home is up for rent. You say no. The caller then peppers you with questions, verifying your full name, your address and specifics about the number of bedrooms and baths in your home. The caller has the correct information for all of these inquiries,… Continue
Added by Scamraider on October 14, 2009 at 11:30am —
Scamraiders has been reporting on the schemes and corruption engaged in by George Pavia Esq., John W. Siebert MD, Joe Burke Esq., Ken Gomez Esq., and Russo Burke. The reports have been supported by documentary evidence secured by Scamraiders through Public Court Files, informants and investigative Reports.
Rather than denying any of the claims in Scamraiders’ Reports, which Scamraiders will post with reply, this “gang” has filed backdoor and false… Continue
Added by Scamraider on October 12, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Scamraiders is being extorted by John Siebert MD, Russo Burke, Ken Gomez Esq., Joe Burke Esq., and George Pavia Esq. who are desperately trying to thwart Free Speech to shroud their well documented crimes. In the process they are misusing NY Courts.
Because of… Continue
Added by Scamraider on October 8, 2009 at 2:00pm —
John W. Siebert, M.D.
John Siebert & his lawyers, Russo & Burke and Joe Burke, Esq. are Engaging in a program of bullyism and shakedown tactics to impede and thwart Scamraiders honsest efforts to expose their wrongdoings.
Joseph M. Burke, Esq.
As part of their coercion,… Continue
Added by Scamraider on October 6, 2009 at 10:55am —
Consumers looking to travel cheaply are a big target for con artists. Budgets are tight these days. Vacations and business travel are often either financially impossible or a significant budgetary strain. You might be tempted to sign up for the promise of wildly inexpensive deals, but be sure to keep your guard up.
Whether safe and comfy at home, freshly arrived in a travel hub, or settled in at your final destination hotel, it’s advised to stay alert to scams,… Continue
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Referee Louis Crespo
Why should there not be an independent New York City investigation into the events of 9/11? Heck, it happened on New York City turf.
9/11 was the most horrific attack on our Country in its history, running neck and neck with Pearl Harbor. Thousands of innocent citizens perished, not to mention our heroic Fire Fighters, Police and numerous others providing services, who… Continue
Added by Scamraider on October 2, 2009 at 11:30am —