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NCJ Number: 120907 Find in a Library
Title: White-collar Crime 101: Prevention Handbook
Author(s): J Y Kusic
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 117
Sponsoring Agency: White-Collar Crime 101
Vienna, VA 22182
Sale Source: White-Collar Crime 101
8300 Boone Boulevard
Suite 500
Vienna, VA 22182
United States of America
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual explains how confidence artists perpetrate a variety of crimes and frauds and explains how to recognize and avoid becoming the victim of an investment or consumer fraud or other confidence game.
Abstract: The test explains that con artists are usually expert salespersons, manipulative, angry beneath their controlled exteriors, charismatic, adaptable to all situations, intuitive, obsessive, greedy, and amoral. They usually appear to be respectable citizens and may be friends, relatives, strangers, neighbors, employees, or business associates. The most important prevention technique is to do a thorough background check and analysis of any information provided regarding an investment or product. Scripts often used in scams, lists of organizations that can help investigate a problem, photograph, and figures are provided.
Main Term(s): Confidence game
Index Term(s): Citizen crime precautions; Consumer fraud; Securities/Investment Fraud
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