Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Stimulus aid grifters

"Grifters cash in on stimulus aid - Stimulus aid has sparked an economic boom for some unwanted entrepreneurs — con men. State and federal officials say they are fielding thousands of reports of scam artists, many operating from overseas, using the promise of money from the Obama administration's $787 billion economic recovery plan to entice people to hand over bank account numbers. The scams are so numerous, and the criminals hard to identify, that authorities say it's all but impossible to catch them. "People are being tricked out of their money," according to Federal Trade Commission lawyer Monica Vaca."


The real stimulus scam artists are the administration and congressional leaders who said, "Give me trillions of dollars for a stimulus plan, bank bailouts and auto industry rescues, and I guarantee unemployment will not exceed 8%."

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