Remember that old “if it sounds too good to be true” saying? Wasn’t it CRAZY?

Or maybe it wasn’t crazy at all. In fact, does anyone say that anymore? They ought to. Because, if it does, it is. From a press release on the FBI’s web site:

The sales pitch was seductive: the young visionary behind Brown Investment Services in Virginia guaranteed investors he would double their money in 30 business days by tapping into the complex world of foreign currency trading.

Just for future generations, let’s translate:

“guaranteed” = “ha ha ha (etc.)”

“complex world of foreign currency trading” = “fraud”

In case you were wondering.