Real Hustle: The Black Money Scam

Submitted by: peloos12 8 years ago in Misc

One of the most ingenious tricks pulled off by internet con artists is the black money scam. This is how it works.
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Male 285
opie, we can get help for you. it`ll be ok.
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Female 1,589
Damn, I knew I should have looked at this sooner, now you guys killed it. D:
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Male 3,819
Yeah, guys. This is a scam with victims all across the world. The TV show this was on just happens to be British.

There are idiots [quote]everywhere.[/quote]

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Female 15,763
"Your country is stupid"

"No YOUR country is stupid"

"NO YOURS IS."

"NUHUHURSIS"

"`REN`FNEW`WENJBWIW743&$*$#($#@"

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Male 502
big white box
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Male 375
"video not found"
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Male 2,788
we crashed the site..
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Male 285
video not found?!?!?!?!?!
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Male 212
"fake
thats just fake
you have to be A MAJOR RETARD to fall for that"

or british.


can any one from the uk tell me what the notes feel like. the ones in the us have some cloth in them so they dont crease well or tear easily, this scheme couldnt work on those

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Male 274
fake
thats just fake
you have to be A MAJOR RETARD to fall for that
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Male 603
Yeah, yeah, yeah... we`re all smarter than these people I`m sure.

Hey, greed eclipses reason.

My number one concern wouldn`t have been with whether or not it worked (although, why would they SELL the bills instead of use them themselves?), but with the legality of it.

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Male 203

I can`t believe no one asked him why he would sell it. if it was legit, he would just be forfeiting money to these strangers. the only way it makes sense is if he was conning them. I`m not really impressed.
dumb brits.
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Male 1,226
That`s retarded, why would you fall for that anyway??
Seriously he took of the "ink" by just switching the bills (even the back of the bill was completely clean, even though that`s not possible even if this was real)
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Female 1,653
had to open firefox to view, what a hassle lol
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Male 500
"TKD_Master wow. just wow. thank god im not british."

You could buy those little roller devices in the back of DC and Marvel comics 30 years ago. Remember that these people know that they are being filmed by a TV camera crew. I have never seen any kind of street scam like this let alone know anyone who would fall for it. Also remember that fully 1/3 of British "high school" kids go on to University and get a degree and British degrees are *hard*. on the flipside, and to answer your attack, El Reg has a news story:
"Updated A new survey has apparently proved that American scientific organisations, when it comes to scientific knowledge, are operating at roughly the intellectual level of cheese rind."

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/03/12/californian_science_dunces/

So yeah, wow, just fckn wow, thank god (read Darwin for god) you`re not British!

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Male 247
We DO have a Gullible Tax. It`s called the "State Lottery"
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Male 249
haha why would anyone fall for that. surely if they really had all that money the guys would just keep it themselves :S
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Male 18
It would be easier to pass calling it "Gullible tax".
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Male 197
lol you need firefox 2 watch- but who in there right mind would use IE?
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Male 131
I think they should levy a "Stupid Tax".
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Female 395
i love this show, although this isn`t their best one.
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Male 588
Won`t load for me either...
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Male 497
video not loading for me. just a white square were the video should be
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Male 4,746
I`m shocked that there are people on this planet that would be stupid enough to fall for this. As bankvole said, why wouldn`t the guy just wash it off himself instead of selling it, if it were real?

Plus, why wouldn`t someone step over to the side and try their roller to see if it worked before leaving the area?

So much stupidity.

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Male 1,357
doesnt anyone recognise these guys yet?
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Male 1,153
am i the only one who the video wont load for?
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Male 807
I didn`t watch it, but it sounds racist.
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Male 959
How stupid are these people. If it is so easy, then why isn`t the guy at home removing the ink, instead of giving it away cheaply for other people to do. These idiots deserve to lose their money. The con artist is doing a valuable service for society.
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Male 5,094
The golden rule of not getting scammed: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
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Female 7
My first issue with the scam is that if they found all these notes/bills with the ink on them.. and they had a way to remove it themselves.. then why the hell would they sell the money? Because it`s a drating SCAM. The roller obviously had the 10 pound note underneith the track, plain as day. Even if I didn`t know it was a scam to start with, i would have figured it out before he was done. I`m just not a trusting person anyway. Rubbish.
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Male 17,512
Also, you can`t cheat a truly honest person. An honest person wouldn`t be greedy, won`t cheat, and will turn in any money/wallet they find and or go to the police to stop a cheat like this.
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Male 17,512
This is a variation of an old scam, They used to sell small boxes that they would put $1 in one side and a $100 bill would come out the other claiming they were erasing the old ink and printing over a "cleaned" bill. They`d put in a few hundreds in initially and sell the device for thousands of dollars.
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Male 139
The easiest way to tell that this is a scam is that if he is telling the truth... THE MAN IS SELLING REAL MONEY FOR LESS THAN THE ACTUAL MONEY IS WORTH!!!!

It is beyond moronic to believe that anyone would be willing to do this. Gullibility and greed go hand in hand most of the time.

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Male 3,425
wow, British people are so stupid.

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The Real Hustle Las Vegas

It`s not just us brits who are stupid.

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Male 3,425
You may think these people are stupid but their really not. They really do paint bank notes black, removing the ink may not sound too difficult (even though it is). So when people see it in action in front of their very eyes, they have money with them, they`re gonna buy it. Even if it`s just out of curiosity to see if it works.

You have to remember, people are probably only buying £10 worth, I doubt anyone is dishing out everything they have. But the number of people still make it possible to make money. You may not think when your watching other people get scammed, but if you were in that position you may be tempted. I sure would, mainly out of curiosity.

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Male 679
The roller worked too well, showing that it was fake. There was no way for the solution to get to the bottom of the bill, yet it was perfectly clean!!

However, there was another link on I-A-B a while back about this scam. In that one, the scammers actually dyed a few bills, and used rubbing alcohol to legitimately clean them up in front of the marks. They then sold them a huge box of painted white paper, claiming it was the same as the bills they had just seen.

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Male 4,793
wow. just wow. thank god im not british.
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Female 4,028
I like to think I wouldn`t have fallen for that. The roller did seem way too much like a magic trick, so that alone would have gotten me suspicious.
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Male 1,674
wow, British people are so stupid.
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Male 488
those girls in the front are hot. except the one who was paying. she is fat. fatass. geez. those two skinny hot chicks need to get rid of the fatass. a fatass makes any hot girl way less hot
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Female 1,231
When on the lookout for scams, follow this advice:

"If it`s so great, why isn`t he keeping the money for himself?"

If he can`t give you a reason, it`s a scam.

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Male 63
like the guy said, if you`re desperate enough (and maybe a little stupid), it`s an attractive deal. still, i would find it hard to fall for that
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Male 3,819
So they basically duped me, sent an email mocking me for it, while at the same time trying to dupe me again. To this day I get emails from people in Nigeria offering me "free money" in all sorts of scams.

So basically, helping to expose one of their scams to the world brings me great pleasure.

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Male 3,819
Also, quick about Nigerian con artists (since this is mostly a Nigerian internet scam).

A naive, 16 year old Peloos bought a cell phone off of Ebay for $150 -- first time I`d ever used Ebay for anything. Got the phone, it wasn`t unlocked. It was useless. So I decide to put it right back on Ebay and sell it to somebody else to get my money back.

Not even a day later, I get an e-mail from a guy who said he was a naval officer currently on duty. He claimed he had a son who REALLY wanted my phone, so he was gonna buy it for his birthday, which was less than 3 days away, so he offered $300 straight up if I canceled the auction right then and there.

Took the bait, sent a Paypal account with instructions that the money would be transferred to my account after I gave them the shipping code (uggh..), paid $35 it to Nigeria.

Next day, I got an email that said (and I`m not exaggerating) "We heard you recently fell victim of Nigerian crime lords, we can help get your money back!"

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Male 133
People are so stupid..
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Male 2,440
I can`t see anyone with an IQ over 7 falling for this scam. Remember folks, a man who plays with a cardboard box and three cards doth not play far.
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Male 3,819
A little FYI on this scam. (I found this video while I was reading up about the scam after I read this story)

Apparently, these scammers mostly get business NOT like the guy in the video, but they actually have one real ink covered note, which comes clean in a demonstration after an actual bath in some sort of bleach based solution.

Still something only an idiot would believe, but a demonstration like that would be much more believable to me than the "magic" roller they used in this video.

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Male 4,290
videogamer: try this one.
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Female 41
why can`t I see anything????????
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Male 886
I just don`t understand why people can fall for this so easily (I know it`s tough times, but still, that one guy payed £20,000 for this stuff without even thinking twice!?)

First off, like almightybob1 said, why would anyone sell you money for less than it`s worth? Secondly, the note had creases in it that the black piece of paper didn`t (although I can see how someone who is excited by the note appearing would ignore that) But thirdly and perhaps what was most obvious was that somehow BOTH sides of the black paper were removed of the ink when he rolled the roller over the top of it only...
oh well, Buyer Beware!

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Male 3,014
"why arent we extinct yet?"

You`re asking why a species that is so potentially smart and cunning that it is able to not only fool lesser species, but its own kind as well, has not yet gone extinct?

I think the answer is obvious.

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Male 307
wow that`s ridiculous

you have to be pretty thick.

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Male 3,014
@almightybob: Would you mind giving me a URL to the video, then?
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Male 2,855
why arent we extinct yet?
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Male 4,290
Link worked for me videogamer. And no, that`s a different con by the same people.
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Male 406
This has to be BS. I know at least 90% of the world population are idiots, but this is taking that too far. LOL
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Male 4,290
OK usually the cons on this show are convincing, but I can`t believe anyone would be stupid enough to believe this.

If he really has £100 worth of black paper and it took him all of 5 seconds to turn one into a tenner, why the hell would he EVER give it to you for £30??
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Male 3,014
It works by showing them a broken video link! Brilliant! Why hadn`t I thought of that!?
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Male 3,819
Link: Real Hustle: The Black Money Scam [Rate Link] - One of the most ingenious tricks pulled off by internet con artists is the black money scam. This is how it works.
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