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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Ex-Con Artist, Slick, Almost Conned!

Slick was to appear in a Chicagoland TV commercial touting a company that helps people with poor credit. The owner of the company (whose name will remain unmentioned) said he would fly Slick to Chicago and put him up in a hotel while shooting the commercial at the Drake Hotel.

Slick kept calling the guy to finalize the deal, but the man never returned Slick's calls. Smelling a rat, Slick decided the whole thing was a scam to relieve another anonymous person, an investor, of his cash.

Lesson learned: Always check out who you're dealing with before you make any deals.

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