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Hoaxes and scams

Carl Sifakis

Hoaxes and scams

a compendium of deceptions, ruses, and swindles

by Carl Sifakis

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Published by Facts on File in [New York] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Impostors and imposture,
  • Swindlers and swindling,
  • Fraud,
  • Deception

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementCarl Sifakis.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV6757 .S57 1993
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 308 p. :
    Number of Pages308
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1729946M
    ISBN 10081602569X
    LC Control Number92034347
    OCLC/WorldCa26721699


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