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Friday, March 24, 2006

Easy Money, and Sex With Porn Stars

I've been interested in scams and cons since I developed a personal finance course a few years back. One of the recurring themes is that they offer something that seems too good to be true. Here's the latest installment for my "creative scams" file:
Before you ask what he was thinking when he answered a casting call for porn stars, let the man explain himself. Then those without sin may cast the first jokes.
“The way it was described sounded good to me: making movies with Playboy Bunnies,” said the 45-year-old Revere bachelor with chisled cheekbones and a head of dark hair even the young Al Pacino might covet. Telling his tale in a Herald exclusive, he insisted on being identified only as “Joe.”

Lured like a moth to the blue flame of the X-rated film industry, Joe was burned for $16,000 by scam artists who placed a classified ad in the Boston Phoenix under “!Diamond Productions.”

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There are so many directions I could go with this, I'm not quite sure where to start. Other than to wonder if he knows this guy, I'll leave it to my commenters to chip in.

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