You would think with today's technology it would be harder to scam people. Recent news dictates you should be careful when choosing a home heating oil company to service your home, as a simple magnet can cost you a lot of money. Oil companies in New York City were caught scamming customers using this technique.
"The Manhattan district attorney’s office unsealed indictments against 44 people and nine companies, which officials said revealed institutional corruption that had affected buildings including homeless shelters, hospitals, courthouses, police precinct station houses and prison buildings on Rikers Island. Many customers, officials said, were defrauded of as much as 10 percent of the oil that they believed was being delivered."
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