Okay you click on over to the right channel because it’s time. You’re just in time the last commercial following the last show has just ended. For a fraction of a second the screen is blank. Then, the theme music from “Ghost Busters” is heard. One of those symbols shows up on the screen you know the “no” symbol with the circle and the line going through it diagonally. The word “SCAM” in big red letters slides onto the screen and ends up in the center of the “no” symbol as a low voice rumbles “Scam Busters!”.
The host walks on in front of a giant, bigscreen like the modern ones that the news stations use. The host says “Welcome to Scam Busters! Where we take reallife Internet offers and everyday emails and get to the bottom of it for you. Is it real Does it really work Is it legitimate Can you make money from it Today you will find out for certain.” The host continues “First off, let’s look at our Inbox today and see what’s there. Have you seen this email or one similar to it” Yep, you got the point Is Tea TV Safe?
We need to make a popular TV show that investigates scams wades through the wild, wild west of today’s Internet enriches the audience with a wealth of valuable information and protection. Perhaps they can popularize certain categories, like Identity Scams, Confidence Schemes, , Myths, Outright , and so on. As the show examines each email or sales page or new , the scam is thrown into one or another category, a warning is issued, and the scam is dispelled. The show needs to be made exciting, with exploration of each product being sold, phone calls to the originators, investigative reporting, and special segments.