InventHelp® Clients Combat Scams with New Inventions
While a lot of inventors develop inventions to make everyday tasks like putting on shoes or brushing teeth easier, a good deal of InventHelp clients also invent to help solve widespread public problems – like scams or theft. Often times these InventHelp clients use personal experience with a scam as inspiration to come up with a creative way to help others avoid a similar experience.
After falling victim to theft, an InventHelp scam fighting inventor from Memphis, Tenn., conceived the "Scam Detector." The Scam Detector is designed to help motorists keep watch for any theft or vandalism attempts on a car while it is unattended. With a discrete design, the Scam Detector could give motorists more time to contact police if an act of theft or vandalism is committed. This InventHelp client conceived the Scam Detector based on his own experiences as a driver.
"I had a car accident, and my vehicle was broken into," he said. "In both instances I could have used a device like the Scam Detector to help me."
An InventHelp client from Columbus, Ohio, also used a negative personal experience as the basis for his invention. The inventor designed the "Da Cons Anti Theft Device" to prevent a thief from leaving a store with unpaid merchandise, and to deter shoplifting. While working in retail, this InventHelp inventor's firsthand experience with a shoplifting scam inspired him to invent this device.
"I was at work one day, and I had a situation on my hands where I had to deal with a shoplifter," he said. "I wanted to find a better way to prevent shoplifters from getting away so easily."
Like that inventor, another inventor from Honolulu, Hawaii, also came up with a better way to stop a scam and brought it to InventHelp. But instead of shoplifting, his invention focuses on mail theft. According to the inventor, the "Anti-Theft Mailbox" would help to prevent mail and identity theft, providing users with peace of mind knowing that their mail will remain secure. Noticing the sharp rise in mail fraud, this InventHelp inventor decided to take action.
"I kept hearing about the increasing numbers of mail and identity theft, and I wanted to design a mailbox that could help curb this problem," the inventor said.
Another InventHelp invention addressing identity-theft scams comes from Waterford, Miss. His solution was to design the "S.I.T. – Stopping Identity Theft", which could reduce fraudulent transactions involving checks, credit cards and debit cards. After falling prey to an identity-theft scam, this InventHelp client decided to do something about it.
"Being a victim of identity theft, I wanted to create a system to combat the problem," he said.
Though all of these InventHelp inventors have different ideas for preventing different types of scams, they all share the common goal of deterring crimes. These (and many other) InventHelp clients have used their personal experiences to invent new ways to help protect people from common scams and theft.
If you have an idea for a new invention (designed to prevent a scam or otherwise), you may be interested in the services InventHelp has to offer.