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NCJ Number: 32866 Find in a Library
Title: FRAUD - YOU LOSE
Author(s): I STUART
Corporate Author: Summerhill Productions
Canada
Project Director: I STUART
Date Published: 1973
Sponsoring Agency: ACI Productions, Inc
New York, NY 10036
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Summerhill Productions
Toronto, Canada
Sale Source: ACI Productions, Inc
35 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: THROUGH A SERIES OF DRAMATIZED INCIDENTS AND INTERVIEWS WITH BUSINESS EXECUTIVES AND CONSUMER PROTECTION PERSONNEL, THIS FILM DEMONSTRATES A NUMBER OF FRAUD SCHEMES AND PROVIDES ADVICE ON HOW TO AVOID THEM.
Abstract: AMONG THE FRAUDS SHOWN ARE FAKE COLLECTIONS FOR CHARITY, HOME IMPROVEMENT FRAUDS, SELLING OF FALSE DEALERSHIPS IN A BUSINESS, FALSE CONTESTS, EXTORTION SCHEMES, AND BANK FRAUDS. SOME ADVICE ON WHAT ACTUALLY CONSTITUTES AN ILLEGAL FRAUD IS PROVIDED. THE ROLE OF THE VICTIM IN FRAUD SCHEMES IS EMPHASIZED; IT IS NOTED THAT CONFIDENCE ARTISTS PLAY UPON THE VICTIM'S GULLIBILITY, PITY, AND GREED. CONSUMER PROTECTION THROUGH INCREASED CONSUMER EDUCATION ON FRAUD SCHEMES IS RECOMMENDED.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Check fraud; Confidence game; Consumer fraud; Consumer protection; Crime prevention measures; Films; Fraud; Insurance fraud; Public education
Note: 34 MINUTES, 16MM COLOR, 1973 RENTAL ALSO AVAILABLE
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