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    Default Wiki re: Confidence trick

    Here's the wiki re: confidence tricks; included are many sub-links to wikis:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confidence_trick

    Here's an old thread on one probable scam:

    http://www.chesscanada.info/forum/sh...ing-from-Texas

    Here's a really old thread on a scam tried on some members of this discussion board, and probably tried also on other Canadian chess personalities:

    http://www.chesscanada.info/forum/sh...-Nigerian-scam
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    cbc, 2 Dec 2019: 4 scams to watch out for this holiday season:

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottaw...cams-1.5378648
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    The bit about upgrading your phone service is not always a scam. I followed one of those promotions and got my data increased from 6.5 Gigabytes per month to 10.5 Gigabytes per month for free some months ago. I got another such text for increasing to 15.5 Gigabytes but this time they wanted to up the cost by $10 per month. Since I don't use much data (always near wifi) I declined that opportunity. Too bad you can't sell your unused data allowance. I think my usage has been about 0.25 Gigabytes when it was a particularly busy month.

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    A not-too-old story (perhaps):
    London.ctvnews.ca/Duped Canadian women go after charming alleged con-man:

    https://london.ctvnews.ca/duped-cana...-man-1.4342350
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    Something to ponder: 'There needs to be colder winters for there to be hotter summers'. Say that to yourself three times, and then ask yourself if the world is a) going mad, and/or b) getting scammed.
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    spiked-online.com/2020/01/22/Why the Capitalist class has gone green [is this just leftist conspiracy theory?]:

    https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/0...as-gone-green/
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    globalnews.ca/video/6554803/RCMP announce arrests in CRA scam:

    https://globalnews.ca/video/6554803/...ts-in-cra-scam
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