TITLE

THE HALL OF FAKES

AUTHOR(S)
Kim, Albert; Mravic, Mark
PUB. DATE
July 2001
SOURCE
Sports Illustrated;7/2/2001-7/9/2001, Vol. 95 Issue 1, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on several people who pretended to be professional athletes. Impersonation by a man in Florida of quarterback Danny Wuerffel in order to obtain credit; How a man addressed an assembly at a Florida elementary school as a baseball player who did not exist; Details of a man impersonating Boston Red Sox catcher John Marzano during a casting call.
ACCESSION #
4717289

 

Related Articles

  • THE INVISIBLE AGENCY. Hay, Jacob // Saturday Evening Post;2/7/1959, Vol. 231 Issue 32, p35 

    Narrates the story of Ben Wattress, an ordinary citizen and reporter who invented the U.S. Inland Security Board. Impression of the author on Wattress' ingenuity; Factors contributing to the discovery of Wattress' fraudulent act; Evidences supporting the notion that Wattress' girlfriend connived...

  • Scam Alert.  // Guide;Jun2006, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p10 

    This article presents information on the outbreak of impersonation fraud in the U.S. Some scammers are cheating advertisers and readers of the journal "Guide." The scammers impersonate themselves as ad representatives of the journal and call a businessman who often gives advertisement to the...

  • Internet Hoaxes: Don't Believe Everything You Read. Kowalski, Kathiann M. // Odyssey;Dec2000, Vol. 9 Issue 9, p34 

    Discusses several Internet hoaxes, including computer virus, emotional appeals, pyramids and urban legends.

  • Telephone scam artists target Buchanan Dam. Hatt, George // Burnet Bulletin (Texas);12/24/2008, Vol. 136 Issue 52, p12A 

    The article reports on the telephone scam involving fake solicitors who claim to raise funds for the Buchanan Dam Volunteer Fire Department.

  • Impostors/Setting the Record Straight. Baughman, Wayne // Amateur Wrestling News;8/15/2012, Vol. 58 Issue 1, p22 

    A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of meeting impostors who call themselves Olympians.

  • Wild child. Shalit, Ruth // New Republic;6/12/95, Vol. 212 Issue 24, p50 

    Presents several incidents of delinquents fabricating their way into Prestigious U.S. universities and colleges. Gina Grant in Harvard University; Lon Grammer in Yale University; James Arthur Hogue in Princeton University.

  • 'Day of the Jackal' frauds on the increase.  // Credit Management;May2005, p14 

    The article focuses on impersonation of the dead which is Great Britain's fastest growing identity theft crime. The latest research suggests the problem has been understated by 3.5 times, and revised statistics now indicate that in 2004 70,000 families experienced the pain of discovering that...

  • Legal techniques to combat check fraud. Rutkowski, Robert W.; Reis, Christina M. // Credit Union Magazine;Dec2003, Vol. 69 Issue 12, p57 

    Presents types of check fraud common in the U.S. Forgery; Checks alteration; Impostors.

  • The web they weave. Braue, David // Bulletin with Newsweek;4/30/2002, Vol. 120 Issue 6322, p56 

    Focuses on the vulnerability of Web sites to exploitation and fraud. Exploitation of web surfers on manner of hoaxes; Existence of investment hoaxes and frauds; Suggestion on ensuring safety on investments. INSET: Safety nets..

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics