The Right Way to Do Wrong; An Expose of Successful Criminals (Paperback)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 Excerpt: ..."I'd like to select, for distance, ' We are here to-day and gone to-morrow.'" Did you ever give a nickel or a dime to the person who anded you such a card? If you did, you gave to an outnd-out professional beggar. Indeed, nine times out of ten--A es, ninety-nine times out of one hundred--every coin that oes into the tin cup or the hand of a street beggar goes to a, 'q raud of the worst description. VERY section of the country, almost every city, has one or more begging letter writers, who ply their trade with greater or less success, and exercise their arts upon the simple and credulous. These clever rascals range all the way from the ignorant crook that writes a pitiful story of want and misery, and who neither receives nor' expects more than a few dollars at a time, to the master of the craft, who goes about it like a regular business, has a I well-organized office and a force of stenographers and clerks, who are kept busy day in and day out sending off and re-, ceiving mail. Several remarkable cases have been unearthed only lately, I where the fake was receiving hundreds of letters daily, the large majority of them containing money. The post-office authorities, however, have been getting after this class of rogues very sharply of late, and any organized plundering by the use of the mails, is almost certain to come to an untimely I end sooner or later.' If any one has reason to believe that a business of the kind is conducted on fraudulent lines, a complaint to one of the post-office inspectors in any large city will quickly bring a 1 "fraud order" against the party, restraining them from use of the mails, and a rigid investigation follows. Then the game is up, and it's back to the " tall timber" for them. It is a well-known ...
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ISBN: 9781156234761
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Publication Date: May 7th, 2012
Pages: 26