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The Hired Car Scam

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The Definition: Breathtakingly devious, The Hire-Car Scam is a straight greed play. When an almost-brand-new car is offered at a deep discount, the marks line up to hand over their cash; but if this car was going to be their ride, they may as well start walking right now.

The Marks: They just cannot resist this bargain. The car is so underpriced that they should have been suspicious from the outset – but greed blinds a man to reason, and they wind up with no car – and quite a bit lighter in the pocket as well.

The Scam: Our scam begins with our team of professional hustlers renting a sleek new car for a day. Quickly, they begin removing all vestiges that the car is a hire; documents come out of the glove box, rental agency tags are removed from the key chain and all decals are peeled off the body.

Bringing the car to a vacant house that they have acquired for the day, they proceed to make the house look lived in by scattering toys about and leaving a tricycle in the driveway. It is important that the marks feel a sense of permanence about the place, and there’s no better way to accomplish this than to portray the place as home to a young family.

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A proposition bet

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A Proposition Bet

A proposition bet is basically “I can bet you I can do something when you bet against me that I cannot do this”. You talk about something that sounds absolutely impossible to do so most people will tell you “Well, there’s no way that can be done”. But if you turn to them and say “Yes, there is a way…” by this time they are so curious just to see how this is going to work that usually they’ll just pay a fiver (5 pounds or dollars) just to see what happens!

A proposition bet, is a great way to hustle a few free drinks in a meal. Have a look at the video!

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Fairground Scams

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The Definition: For all of our adult lives, The Fairground Scam is one that most of us have secretly suspected existed. We have all tried our luck at these games in order to win “valuable” prizes – but in reality, we have probably never seen anybody walk away with that giant stuffed toy on the top shelf, have we? There is a good reason for that – they are often almost impossible to win.

The Mark: Any guy or girl out for a good time at the fair. Usually it is a young gentleman who wants to show off his prowess in games of skill and chance, and along the way win a prize for his fair beauty. We hope our mark has come prepared to lose his money – because the best bet on the midway is that he’s going to.

The Scam: The ways that scammers dupe marks at the fairground are as many and varied as the games of chance themselves. Today, we shall take a quick look at the “pop the balloon” game.

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The real Hustle – A proposition bet

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A Proposition Bet

A proposition bet is basically “I can bet you I can do something when you bet against me that I cannot do this”. You talk about something that sounds absolutely impossible to do so most people will tell you “Well, there’s no way that can be done”. But if you turn to them and say “Yes, there is a way…” by this time they are so curious just to see how this is going to work that usually they’ll just pay a fiver (5 pounds or dollars) just to see what happens!

A proposition bet, is a great way to hustle a few free drinks in a meal. Have a look at the video!

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The customs sieze scam

Posted by Awareness

The Definition: The Custom Seize Scam is an elaborate and risky scam for the cons, but with a big prize if they pull it off. They rely on our natural respect for authority; the presence of a uniform and a badge causes us to forego our natural skepticism, ask fewer questions and to do what we are told. The scammers play on this fear to take what it rightfully your, and make it wrongfully theirs.

The Mark: A carload of young lads just back from a booze cruise, their auto laden with just-purchased cases of liquor and wine purchased in France. They may skirt customs, but they won’t evade the greedy glare of our hustlers.

The Scam: The spotter keeps a sharp eye out for a carload of likely marks, while the two fake custom agents go to a secluded spot to disguise their van to look like an official customs vehicle. These con-artist agents are taking a terrific chance dressing up as custom agents, because the punishment for this impersonation could be a year in jail. When they’re done preparing, though, resplendent in their yellow vests and uniforms, complete with radio communication, they are very convincing. Only the most discerning mark would suspect that they were a pair of scammers running a con game.

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The real Hustle – The Bogus Agency Scam

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The Definition: The Bogus Agency Scam is one of the more elaborate hustles, entailing the renting of space to set up a phony talent agency. The aim of the scam is to play upon the victims’ desire to make it big in show business – and their willingness to back up this desire with hard-earned cash. The set-up is complicated, but for the scammers, the payoff is big time indeed.

The Mark: Any talented – or, for that matter, not so talented – young lady or gent who believes that he’s destined for the bright lights and big city. This lust for celebrity blinds them to the reality of the situation – the cons are not interested in your voice, they are interested in your money!

The Scam: Britain’s Got Talent, American Idol, The X Factor and shows of this ilk have all conspired to make The Bogus Agency Scam more popular than ever before. Folks see talented amateurs being rewarded with great celebrity and national attention, season after season; young people who were improbably given the opportunity to quit their day job – and to pursue a life of glamour and excitement in the heady world of show business.

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The real Hustle – The Window Tap Scam

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The Definition: The Window Tap Scam is a simple case of misdirection, the same as any amateur magician might use. While you are focusing your attention on some mundane task, your valuable items are being secreted away by one of the scam artists.

The Mark: Any careless individual who is not paying proper attention to the location of his or her valuables. An item that you cannot see, or are not touching, is grist for the hustler’s mill.

The Scam: One of our light-fingered scam artists has noticed a young woman at a café, who has foolishly hung her pocketbook on the back of her chair. She cannot see it; she cannot feel it; and very soon, she will not have it. This mark will pay the price for her trusting nature.

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The real Hustle – The Laptop Theft Scam

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Definition: The Laptop Scam involves some sophisticated sleight-of-hand and choreography on the part of the scammers. Unlike other hustles that rely on the mark’s gullibility, this feat of legerdemain magically makes your valuable computer disappear into thin air.

The Mark: A typical business traveler, pre-occupied with his work and his flight. He’s traveling with his laptop – but unfortunately, he’s also traveling with a false sense of airport security.

The Scam: Often worth more than money, the value of information stored on your computer’s hard drive may be incalculable. Though we all take great pains to insure that proper back-ups are done and kept up-to-date, experience tells us that this is not always the case. For this reason, the Lap-Top Scam can teach us one of the more painful lessons we learn in life – in many ways more wrenching than the loss of mere money, or other personal property.

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The real Hustle – The Lottery Scam

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Definition: The Lottery Scam appeals to one of mankind’s basest instincts – greed. The prospect of obtaining easy money fuels everyone’s desire to play the lottery, but when a huge windfall is virtually handed to you, an investment of hundreds of your hard-earned pounds seems to be a small price to pay, especially when you believe the windfall is tens of thousands. There’s only one problem: the windfall, in the guise of a winning ticket, is a carefully crafted, computer-generated counterfeit.

The Mark: Any trusting individual sitting in a public place – especially if he has an eye for pretty girls and easy money.

The Scam: When a vivacious young lady in sexy clothes sits down with a gentleman, uninvited, and chats him up, a man may quickly think that he is having a lucky day. Sadly, nothing could be further from the truth: this fetching girl is part of a team of con artists. You don’t know it yet, but your day is about to go straight downhill; you are about to become a victim of The Lottery Scam.

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The real Hustle – A proposition bet

Posted by Awareness

A Proposition Bet

A proposition bet is basically “I can bet you I can do something when you bet against me that I cannot do this”. You talk about something that sounds absolutely impossible to do so most people will tell you “Well, there’s no way that can be done”. But if you turn to them and say “Yes, there is a way…” by this time they are so curious just to see how this is going to work that usually they’ll just pay a fiver (5 pounds or dollars) just to see what happens!

A proposition bet, is a great way to hustle a few free drinks in a meal. Have a look at the video!

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