Crazy like a...
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- Jan 16, 2006
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[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1]The scam's bold simplicity may be what makes it so effective. Facing the unexpected threat of arrest, victims are caught off guard and may be quick to part with some information to defuse the situation.[/SIZE][/FONT]
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[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1] "They get you scared first," says a special agent in the Minneapolis field office who has heard the complaints. "They get people saying, 'Oh my gosh! I'm not a criminal. What's going on?'" That's when the scammer dangles a solution-a fine, payable by credit card, that will clear up the problem. [/SIZE][/FONT]