How do you like your scams today?

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#1 Posted by DreamingMind (62 posts) -

Hey OT :)

I've just published an ebook about scams, hoaxes, frauds and all kinds of cons and Amazon is giving it away for free until Monday, November 25.

I though to let the community know as there are TONS of games-related scams, especially in online games.

The book is called Scam Detection Kit: Scientific Tools to Demolish Hoaxes, Scams, Frauds and Everything In-Between and with that name you know that there's a good chance it's not another scam ;)

You can find the book here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GS68TGM and I will be delighted if some of you read it and dodge some scams in your lives as a result :)

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#2 Posted by XenoLair (4758 posts) -

Trust no one and you are safe.

Book 1 complete. But yeah, ill look trough it. Scams have always interested me - the science behind them, playing with emotions and such.

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#3 Posted by DreamingMind (62 posts) -

Yes, all scams have this in common; betrayal of trust and lies.

However, thanks to fallacies people can become overconfident and put too much trust on themselves too -and that's when the tears start!

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#5 Posted by DreamingMind (62 posts) -

Spot on, LOL!

Indeed there are more ways to scam people than to prepare an egg :)

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#6 Posted by SolidSnake35 (58796 posts) -

Scammers should be met with public flogging.

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#7 Posted by DreamingMind (62 posts) -

What about those scammers who don't know they're scamming? Those who are themselves victims of their own scams, or the scams of others?