The Master List of Top Scam Lists of 2017
There are many ways to measure the largest scams, but most measure them by the number of people affected and the total dollars scammed.
You may recall that in 2013, Politifact and many others gave President Barrack Obama credit for the biggest scam for lying (and repeating the lie often) about the Affordable Care Act ( which he himself referred to, but no longer does, as "ObamaCare"), with his often repeated statement "If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Period" Politifact followed this up with a "Pants on Fire" award to President Obama for later saying that he meant to say you "keep your plan 'if it hasn't changed since the law passed'.
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- Top scams targeting senior citizens and the elderly