On yesterday’s show, I said I’d post the links to stories about various scams that seem to be popping up like the plague. Here they are, in no particular order:

Online Romance Scam: www.thedenverchannel.com/nationalnews/9254847/detail.html

What’s it like to live in Nigeria and be a scam artist? Take a look at this CNN story. money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2006/05/29/8378124

World Cup Scams: english.donga.com/srv/service.php3?bicode=020000&biid=2006052349948″

Home Repair Scam warning signs: www.jacksonholestartrib.com/articles/2006/05/21/news/business/5741d01268d61ff9872571740020f8da.txt

Secret Shopper Scams: www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/business/14620814.htm

More on Mortgage Scams: www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-house22.html

And the amazing story of the 70-year old women who befriended homeless men, put them up in apartments, took out life insurance policies on them, and then murdered them! www.baltimoresun.com/news/nationworld/bal-te.scam21may21,0,5447730.story?coll=bal-nationworld-headlines

Fake HIV and fake Mad Cow Disease test scam: www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-mad19.html

Sweepstakes scams: www.crimes-of-persuasion.com/Crimes/Telemarketing/Outbound/Major/Sweepstakes/seniors.htm

And if the deck wasn’t already stacked against them, online gamblers are being targeted by scam artists: news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-6073880.html

Seniors are being targeted, according to the Better Business Bureau (BBB): www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060519/LOCAL04/605190391/-1/ZONES04″

May 22, 2006