The Facts on File Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins

The Facts on File Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins

but more likely comes from Scalloway , one of the Shetland Islands that is known
for its dwarf ponies and cattle , which ... Scam , for “ a scheme to swindle , rob , or
deceive , " seems to have originated as carnival talk late in the 19th century .

Author: Robert Hendrickson

Publisher: Facts on File

ISBN: IND:30000122503356

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 948

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An alphabetically arranged reference contains the definitions and origins of more than 15,000 words and expressions, including slang words, proverbs, nicknames, and phrases from literature.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Glam Scam

The Glam Scam

Author: Erik Joseph

Publisher: Lone Eagle Publishing Company, LLC

ISBN: 0943728665

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 196

View: 787

Exposes the scams and come-ons prevalent in the glamorous world of acting and modeling.
Categories: Performing Arts

Games and Learning Alliance

Games and Learning Alliance

and because existing campaigns are not enough, they funded research towards
a virtual doorstep scam resilience training. This research ... The goal of a
doorstep scam is often to rob or get sensitive information from the victim. The
content of ...

Author: Manuel Gentile

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030115487

Category: Computers

Page: 451

View: 147

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Games and Learning Alliance, GALA 2018, held in Palermo, Italy, in December 2018.The 38 revised regular papers presented together with 9 poster papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 68 submissions. The papers cover the following topics: games for skills training; game design; methods and tools; gamification and innovative game approaches.
Categories: Computers

The Dark Web Scam

The Dark Web Scam

The Dark Web Scam is a hard-charging crime thriller. If you like criminal machinations, fast-paced action, and devious plot twists, you’ll love the ninth novel in the Travelers series. Buy now to start reading this addictive thriller.

Author: Michael P. King

Publisher: Blurred Lines Press

ISBN: 9781952711015

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

View: 123

“King’s smoothly executed and addictive series returns, offering cinematic action and a high body count.”—Kirkus Reviews How could a little murder-for-hire scam go so wrong? The Travelers and a computer hacker are operating a dark web con, taking cash from suckers who think they’re hiring contract killers. Easy money. And no one to complain to the police. But when an actual killer comes after them, they’re on the hunt for payback. Who sent the assassin who killed their partner? And why is he stalking a newspaper reporter? Once the Travelers figure out who they’re up against, they set a plan in motion to rob him and take revenge, but as the cat-and-mouse game progresses, and the police get involved, the Travelers find they’re moving through a quagmire of drugs, sex trafficking, and greed where any misstep could lead to the morgue. The Dark Web Scam is a hard-charging crime thriller. If you like criminal machinations, fast-paced action, and devious plot twists, you’ll love the ninth novel in the Travelers series. Buy now to start reading this addictive thriller. The Travelers crime thrillers contain profanity, violence, and sexual situations typical of the genre and similar to R rated movies.
Categories: Fiction

American Banker

American Banker

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0096839188

Category: Banks and banking

Page:

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Categories: Banks and banking

Chicago Burlington Quincy R R Co Compl t Vs M E Cutts

    Chicago  Burlington   Quincy R  R  Co   Compl t  Vs  M  E  Cutts

The suit now involved is in the United States Court , and not in a State Court ; and
under the judiciary act of the United States ... Pindolf , and others , 2 Rand . , 466 ;
British Amer . Land Co. vs. Ames , 6 Met . ( Mass . , ) 391 ; Frazier vs. Wilcox , 4
Rob . ( La . , ) 519 ... Montgomery , 2 Scam . , 522 , 428 ; Tombigby R. R. Co. vs.

Author: David Rorer

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105047647032

Category: Railroads and state

Page: 15

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Categories: Railroads and state

The Grand Scam

The Grand Scam

How Barry Tannenbaum Conned South Africa's Business Elite Rob Rose.
12Renee Bonorchis ... 21Gainsford et al representing estate of Barry
Tannenbaum v Incentive Corporate Finance, South Gauteng High Court, case no
. 22571/10.

Author: Rob Rose

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 9781770226227

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

View: 983

From 2005 to 2009, the heir to one of South Africa’s blue-blood families, Barry Tannenbaum, methodically constructed the largest-ever con in South African history. The Grand Scam exposes details about the brazen greed of the scammers, a bank that facilitated the shady dealings rather than alerting the authorities, and the naivety of business people who should have known better. It goes far beyond the original news stories, containing original research and material that, for the first time, answers the central question of why. Barry Tannenbaum, the grandson of the founder of one of the country’s biggest pharmaceutical firms, Adcock Ingram, offered investors stratospheric returns of more than 200 per cent a year by investing in the components used to make AIDS drugs. It was nothing more than a lie, which suckered the country’s business elite, including the former CEO of Pick n Pay, the one-time head of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and the ex-boss of OK Bazaars. After the bubble popped in June 2009, finance minister Pravin Gordhan announced that hundreds of investors in South Africa, Australia and Europe had ploughed more than R12.5 billion into Tannenbaum’s scheme, based on the empty promise of immense riches. Dwarfing the Brett Kebble rip-off, Fidentia and the Krion pyramid scheme, it proved to be the most embarrassing financial disaster in the country’s history, and it exposed holes in a banking and financial system billed as one of the safest in the world. For Tannenbaum’s victims, the nightmare continued after the scheme collapsed, as liquidators, tax officials and criminal investigators demanded their pound of flesh. But Tannenbaum, now at large on Australia’s Gold Coast, continues to live as if nothing happened, working for an Australian insurance company. The question that hasn’t been answered until now is, how did Tannenbaum swindle so many people with such ease? And, more crucially, why did he do it? Through extensive interviews with his family, friends and numerous ‘investors’, this book provides the startling answers to those questions. For the first time, the real motivation that fuelled South Africa’s Bernie Madoff is laid bare.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Great Energy Scam

The Great Energy Scam

Private Billions Vs. Public Good Fred J. Cook. " consistent with the rise in refining
costs . The first admission seemed to rob the word consistent of any meaning .
This exercise in bureaucratic double - talk did not please Representative Howard
 ...

Author: Fred J. Cook

Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015001957581

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 292

View: 431

Argues that the oil companies have an inordinate influence on the United States government, makes accusations of price gouging, and describes the industry's effect on the American economy
Categories: Business & Economics

Protecting American Interests Abroad

Protecting American Interests Abroad

alcohol or narcotics , and then rob them of ATM and credit cards or other
valuables . However , it is ... In the so - called “ bump and run ” scam , the victim's
car is bumped from the rear , usually late at night or in a low traffic area . As the
victim ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform. Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs, and International Relations

Publisher:

ISBN: PURD:32754070364116

Category: Americans

Page: 218

View: 606

Categories: Americans

American Journal of Pharmacy

American Journal of Pharmacy

SOXHLET , H. , Rennet essence , 79 , 37 . SHIVERS , CHAS , JR , Elixir quiniæ
ferri et SPIRGATIS , H. , Scammonin from scammony strychniæ phosphatis , 71 ,
531 . and root , 74 , 421— Tampico jalap resin , SHOEMAKER , Rob . ,
Apprentice ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:60245894

Category: Pharmacology

Page:

View: 721

Categories: Pharmacology

Proceedings of the 2003 Annual National Legal Conference on Immigration and Refugee Policy

Proceedings of the 2003 Annual National Legal Conference on Immigration and Refugee Policy

When people take their immigration cases to notaries public or other such scam
artists , they are commonly gouged for excessive fees and in return their legal
cases are mishandled . Some of the “ notarios ” actively rob or blackmail their ...

Author: Joseph Fugolo

Publisher: Center Migration Studies

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173014340726

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 889

Categories: Social Science

An Internet for the People

An Internet for the People

As one participant, Rob, described it, the strikethrough has the effect of
streamlining the search process: “flagging will remove the listing from your view
and then it will stay removed as long as you're using the same computer. That
way I could ...

Author: Jessa Lingel

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691199887

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 810

How craigslist champions openness, democracy, and other vanishing principles of the early web Begun by Craig Newmark as an e-mail to some friends about cool events happening around San Francisco, craigslist is now the leading classifieds service on the planet. It is also a throwback to the early internet. The website has barely seen an upgrade since it launched in 1996. There are no banner ads. The company doesn't profit off your data. An Internet for the People explores how people use craigslist to buy and sell, find work, and find love—and reveals why craigslist is becoming a lonely outpost in an increasingly corporatized web. Drawing on interviews with craigslist insiders and ordinary users, Jessa Lingel looks at the site's history and values, showing how it has mostly stayed the same while the web around it has become more commercial and far less open. She examines craigslist's legal history, describing the company's courtroom battles over issues of freedom of expression and data privacy, and explains the importance of locality in the social relationships fostered by the site. More than an online garage sale, job board, or dating site, craigslist holds vital lessons for the rest of the web. It is a website that values user privacy over profits, ease of use over slick design, and an ethos of the early web that might just hold the key to a more open, transparent, and democratic internet.
Categories: Social Science

Rob Versus The Morons Overcoming Idiotic Customers with Wit Sarcasm and a Take No Bullshit Attitude

Rob Versus The Morons  Overcoming Idiotic Customers with Wit  Sarcasm and a Take No Bullshit Attitude

Morons Beware... If you had the misfortune of wasting Rob's time on the phone or in person, there's a good chance your story is in this book. You'll either love this book or you will hate it. It was written that way.

Author: Rob Anspach

Publisher:

ISBN: 1732468230

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 140

View: 161

Morons Beware... If you had the misfortune of wasting Rob's time on the phone or in person, there's a good chance your story is in this book. You'll either love this book or you will hate it. It was written that way. For those that believe the customer is always right and you should bend over and take it...will hate the book. Those who believe every entrepreneur should run their business on their terms and if a customer doesn't like those terms should go elsewhere...will love the book. Rob flips customer service on it's ear and kicks it right in the jimmies. He doesn't hold punches and frankly has no time for wishy washy policies or silly shenanigans. Curious? Maybe you're already triggered? Maybe, just maybe, this will be the book that opens your eyes and gets you to rethink customer service from the ground up. "Whoever coined the phrase 'the customer is always right' was probably a customer lobbing a feebly-thrown Hail Mary pass from deep in their own end zone, backed into a corner by their own arrogance and ignorance. In this book, Rob says what many of us wish we had the balls to say. And, as long as he can keep these misguided fools on the phone, he will continue to gather evidence which proves that a portion of the business world seems to enjoy keeping its head lodged in a warm, dark place...like an ostrich that has lost its sense of smell." - Steve Gamlin, The Motivational Firewood(TM) Guy "If you have ever had the misfortune of dealing with incompetent customer service on the phone or online, then you must read Rob's new book which takes you in-depth into conversations with customer service representatives who have absolutely no clue what they are doing.Reading Rob's fast-paced, story-filled book makes you feel as if you are secretly listening in on his mind-blowing conversations not only with customer service but also with business owners and entrepreneurs who don't understand what it means to play by the rules. Logic gets thrown out the window when trying to explain to a customer service rep how ridiculous it is to receive a reference number for something that no one ever takes any notes about. Equally insane is when a business owner attempts to do things their own way and expects Rob to play along. Learn how Rob uses his sarcasm and wit to make his point over and over again. As you read along, you will say to yourself "That's exactly what happened to me the last time I was on the phone with customer service!" Do yourself a favor, get a copy of Rob's new book "Rob Versus The Morons" immediately. You'll thank me, you'll thank Rob and then you'll start searching to learn where you can get a copy of "Rob Versus The Scammers" which is even funnier." - Gerry Oginski, Great Neck, N.Y. "A brilliant read! I'm a bit of a "grammar police" myself, so the first 'story' hit home! I loved the notes at the end of each lesson! I abhor Customer Service Assistants who don't understand English, so I can identify with the sarcasm used - at times it was like you were in my head, saying my words! Be glad you don't have to deal with some CS Departments in South Africa!! You'd be able to write volumes! Some people just don't, can't or won't listen! Other people named..." and "A priest, A Rabbi & A President....." had me howling. I read them both twice, just for fun. A good, quick read, guaranteed to cheer you up on a grey day! - Sioux Gijzen, Boksburg, Gauteng South Africa Who's ready to be entertained, while discovering the true meaning on how to effectively train customers to play by your rules? "A super fun read" - Lee Milteer, Author of "Success Is An Inside Job" You ready to experience a book that entertains while at the same time teaches you how to run an effective and prosperous business on your terms? Read "Rob Versus The Morons" today!
Categories: Business & Economics

An Etymology of Latin and Greek

An Etymology of Latin and Greek

... 421 rob 253 robeus 253 robigo 253 robius 253 robus 253 Roma 421 Vruf
rufesco Rufio rufus Rufus rugio rugitus ruina ... 95 scalprum 95 scamnum 97
scand 243 scando 96 scandula 243 scap 97 scapus 97 scena 100 94 S. Vs 459
Vsa 462 ...

Author: Charles Storrs Halsey

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112056687699

Category: Greek language

Page: 252

View: 481

Categories: Greek language

The Century Dictionary The Century dictionary

   The    Century Dictionary  The Century dictionary

< scammony from the bow , and no forward bulwark or stem was car robation
called forth by what is considered ( L. scammonia ) + -atel . ] Made with scam ried
above deck , They carried a gun forward of the wrong ; opprobrium ; shame ...

Author: William Dwight Whitney

Publisher:

ISBN: NLI:3005193-70

Category: Atlases

Page:

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Categories: Atlases

The Century Dictionary The Century dictionary

The Century Dictionary  The Century dictionary

see scam- length , and were pulled by forty sweeps or large oars , slander , a
doublet of scandal . ] 1. ... They were scammoniate ( ska - mo'ni - āt ) , a . rigged
with one huge lateen sail at one third the distance robation called forth by what is
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112073374438

Category: Atlases

Page:

View: 614

Categories: Atlases

The Century Dictionary

The Century Dictionary

see scam- length , and were pulled by forty sweeps or large oars , slander , a
doublet of scandal . ] 1. ... the distance robation called forth by what is considered
caused by faults or misdeeds ; reproach or repscammoniate ( ska - mo'ni - āt ) , a
.

Author: William Dwight Whitney

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112073374347

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 7076

View: 269

Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Chambers Pardon My English

Chambers Pardon My English

An Exploration of Slang and Informal Language Michael Munro. helpless ,
especially drunk or asleep rozzer a police officer scam a swindle scream an
appeal against conviction screw to burgle or rob a place shake down to extort
money from ...

Author: Michael Munro

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: UOM:39015074275788

Category: English language

Page: 370

View: 190

An exploration of slang and informal language.
Categories: English language