Would you pay $5,000 up front for a series of acting classes? If so, join the club, you’ve just been scammed. The con game has been going on for years. A young, energetic actor type stops you in the mall. Your child has “It” and should be on television. You are invited to show up for a special audition where only a select few are chosen. The opportunity just keeps on giving. Your child is selected, and you are asked to make a quick decision. For only XXXX amount of dollars, your child will be given the opportunity of a lifetime. And we have a bridge we’d like to sell you, too. For more on these scams and how to avoid them, read this.