Some are old, some new, but all are actively being run by cons
By Dana Dratch
love credit cards.
snatch receipts, peep PIN numbers, dive through dumpsters and share
information over the Internet.
are creative. They'll take an old con and give it a new twist. Some go
high-tech, employing texting, cameras or software. Others embrace the old ways,
using nothing but a voice and a telephone.
of their cons break the hearts of even the most experienced investigators.
Disabled people are robbed of benefits. Working families get wiped out, left with
nothing but bank balances in the red.
a little advance notice -- something most victims don't have -- you can
sidestep the con men. Here are nine popular credit card scams, with clues on
how you can recognize them before it's too late:
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