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How's this for overachieving? Man accused of running software outfit as a Ponzi scheme while on parole from previous fraud

Mike 16 Silver badge

Not that new

I recall a story in a science fiction magazine (probably Analog) circa mid 1970s, where the con-artists set up what appeared to be auto-front-running, show the marks an impressive server room (not belonging to them) located in the building housing a major communications interconnect point.

The beauty of schemes like this is that when you hire someone to help you cheat, you are reluctant to admit it.

Like a drug dealer reporting theft of "product" to the police.

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