The current exposures of corporate flimflams
threaten a crisis of confidence in the market partly because the firms involved were so large, but partly also because the pool of those who were able to protect themselves is so tiny.
For a list of "egregious frauds, flimflams
and fiscal follies in Canadian markets" that reveal weaknesses in the enforcement mechanism, see Harry Koza (2006).
But the German system does more than just protect consumers from flimflams
248) As long as laws are aimed at actions and not motives, any attempt to adjudicate rights based on economic or noneconomic categories will be a mere semantic flimflam
HOLDEN - A flimflam
con artist confused two clerks at the Subway shop on Main Street yesterday afternoon with repeated requests to change $50 bills and made off with an undisclosed amount from the register.