Ancient Egypt Week here at TiB continues! The ancient Egyptians are famous for, among other things, their gigantic pyramids. From king Zoser's Stepped Pyramid at Saqqara to Khufu's Great Pyramid at Giza, they are big and angular. Ancient Egyptians had pyramids, and modern cultures have pyramid schemes. They have a few things in common: they both require a lot of labor who are willing to give up a tremendous amount in order to make one guy at the top successful. Pyramid schemes are just one type of scam that people continue to fall for. There are many others: Ponzi schemes, Nigerian 419 scams, selling knives, student painting companies, you name it. I had an uncle who fell hard for the Nigerian 419 scam before it became popular. They changed some of the details a little bit: it was secret Vatican gold from the Philippines, but basically the same deal. He was, and is to this day, an idiot, so I don't feel too bad. FOCUS: What scammy enterprises have you or your acquaintances been involved with? Ever been snookered into something? Ever unsuccessfully tried to warn a friend away from one?