The Greatest Scams of All Time

Scams, Hoaxes and Con Men

The best way to prevent scams may be to examine the most successful ones.  Two new Web sites hope to expose the tricks, while providing some good reads at the same time. Quatloos was created by an attorney hoping to create a forum to discuss scams. The site bills itself as a “museum of scams and frauds,” and is loaded with posts about current crimes, Q&A sessions with concerned readers and book recommendations. Hall of Infamy focuses more on the people behind the scams, compiling a detailed list of the greatest con artists in history. Check out five scams from these and other Web sites, and don’t let yourself become a victim. Photo Credit: Kaiban