Con artists are incredibly resourceful. And what better time than the holidays to get really resourceful? Because the holidays also give the rest of us time to think about wonderful presents for others, this becomes a really great opportunity for those resourceful people. According to Bankrate.com, one popular present this holiday season is naming your own star. Yes, your own star. And no, it’s not real. It’s a scam, but a great way for con artists to make money at your expense.
I started out as a skip tracer. Just in case you don’t know, that’s the guy who finds the people who don’t want to be found. It was the little things—getting paid to lie—that made skip tracing the fun part of the job.
Those years of chasing deadbeats taught me many valuable life lessons, such as liars come from all walks of life, and always keep your car in the garage.