Sunday, November 27, 2011

Fool me once, shame on me, fool me twice shame on you

Pretty ingenious scam.

With the news full of stories about EPA regulations and increasing scrutiny its easy to see that folks would believe it.

The scammers are looking at up to 20 years each.

3 face prison time in special toilet paper scam
Associated Press -

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Talk about a dirty scam.

Federal prosecutors in Florida say at least three people working for a septic tank company duped customers into buying about $1 million in unnecessary products — in some cases enough toilet paper to last more than 70 years.

More than a dozen customers were told they needed special toilet paper to avoid ruining their septic tanks because the federal government changed regulations on toilet paper. The federal government does not regulate septic tank products.