Fraught With Fraud
Call it the Era of the Scam. Technological advancements, which have been occurring at a breakneck speed, have made it easier than ever to scam. Indeed, we've come a long way since snake oil. And modern scam victims are not only those usually seen as vulnerable. From pro athletes and hurricane survivors to do-gooders and, well, just about anyone with a phone number or a Facebook account, it seems everyone is now a target for swindlers and con artists. Most recently, the FBI warned LinkedIn users about a significant threat of fraud. Here's a walk down a rather fraudulent memory lane of the biggest scams in recent years.