Real Scams That You Should Stay Far Away From

Disappearing Acts

21. Disappearing Acts

First reports of this type of scam, occurred around the 1800s. Now, this type of scam is known as retail theft. Retail theft occurs when a team of two people come into stores and take small, but high-quality items.

Then, these scammers would ask to have the goods delivered, and once received, would disappear. This left the delivery service or individual without a payment.

Today, this type of scam has totaled to an average of $35 million a year.

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