Based on actual schemes, scams, and cons that are proving to be the most threatening to you and your money. This book exposes the current methods in which you, the ''mark,'' are being targeted and how those around you are falling for the unwelcome deceptions. Exploring many common themes, this book promises to arm you with better ammunition than those seeking access to your wallet. Nobody likes to believe that they can fall for a con or a scam, but this book features true stories about how some very smart people walked straight into a con, and failed to get out before it was too late. The book then explains the mentality behind the deception and how you can avoid being next on the list. Fraudsters and con artists would very much prefer that you not read this book, as it divulges some of the most popular methods, as well as some very successful methods that many don't know about yet. Even if the con artists alter their approach, this book will show you the underlying themes and methods that all con artists need to implement their con. The average ''mark'' will end up paying more than $2,500 in losses according to the FTC. Reading this book will prepare you recognize when you are the next person being targeted to feed this troubling statistic. Fraud, scams, cons and schemes are a multi-billion dollar bullet. ''Behind the Scheme'' will not only help you deflect this bullet, but ideally will help to insure that you aren't even in the same room with it to start with.