The Con Zone
2. The False Accounting Scam
Generally this will arrive in the form of a mail shot through your
letter box. A polished sales letter informs you of this great horse tipping service. Just
look at how much you could have won last year!
You check out the monthly results and they are very impressive. A huge
profit every month. 50% winners at 4-1. You send off one hundred pounds for a series of
bets and eagerly await the first race.
After a series of loosing bets it dawns on you that the results given to
you were most likely complete fabrication. Too bad your money is gone and you have
virtually no chance of seeing it again.
One contact of mine told me of how he joined such a service. After a
horrible run of poor selections, out of pocket for both the cost of the tips and the
loosing bets he stopped. Imagine his surprise six months later when he received a mail
shot from the same source. Checking the results for the period he had joined he saw listed
an impressive array of winners and huge profits!
Remember any scamster can easily claim and list a brilliant series of
wonderful results. If you get something like this ask them who can independently verify
their so called results are true. Beware being given the phone number of a so called happy
customer who turns out to be the con man's best mate.
Should you receive such a mailshot whatever you do do not send them any
money. Give their details to me. I may have come across them in the past or may be able to
check them out for you.