Originally posted in Baltimore Financial Fraud Examiner
Chameleons are noted for their ability to change color and that change is motivated by light, temperature, and mood, so writes National Geographic about the habits of the long tailed, fast tongued lizard’s ability to completely disguise themselves in search of prey.
The publication does not speak to the relationship of human ability to quickly change demeanor due to mood or other external stimuli. Psychologists analyze and study human mood changes assign inspiring titles and diagnoses and create a medication for the symptom.
Writers and journalists epitomize human explosive behavior as caused by environmental circumstances, work related stress, family or an obligation that the subject human is required to do that makes him/her unhappy, so get out of their way or be prepared for a cloud of verbal, mental or physical abuse.
How many abusive type humans could be attributed to just being an evil person? Their behavior is a weapon (color change) targeting another human (prey).
But more frightening is another type of deceitful, calculating, scheming person that may front as a compassionate friend, but just as the quick change artist lizard stalk their prey, these manipulative, devious persons have an eye on your assets.
“Beware” cautions a recent header for legal representation in Philadelphia Weekly. “You could become the victim of life insurance fraud”.
Why life insurance?It is the modern get rich quick scheme, according to State Attorney, Katherine Fernandez Rundle of Miami-Dade County Florida. “Insurance fraud isn’t dangerous. There are no guns involved, no minimum mandatory [sentences]. These get-rich quick scheme guys have [now] gone into insurance fraud.”
The economy and changing employment prospects provide perfect opportunities for the human quick change artist to lure an unsuspecting target into their lair like a chameleon.
A local case that illustrates the situation is Lemuel Wallace of Baltimore who was murdered by “pastor” Kevin Pushia for a life insurance policy, a very large one that the “pastor” bought on the life of the mentally challenged man, then hired two hit men to murder the unsuspecting Wallace, according to several news sources.
A Baltimore Sun writer, Tricia Bishop covered the trial and sentencing for the “so-called pastor” Kevin Pushia that started in August 2011 and ended recently with a guilty verdict for Pushia. Not so for his two hired killers who were declared not guilty.
The Wallace incident is only one of such fraud cases. Most, like the Wallace case are seldom uncovered prior to the death of the target. Most often those are uncovered when an alert representative for the life insurance company notifies the family or law enforcement and someone investigates.
“Beware”, states the advertisement.
If you have little family, are single without children, or well established in your career use care if someone without reason becomes interested in your finances or living arrangements.
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