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Date: 04/01/09 06:21 PM

59 Responses to Real Hustle: The Black Money Scam

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    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2009 at 4:51 pm
    Link: Real Hustle: The Black Money Scam - 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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    videogamer Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2009 at 6:27 pm
    It works by showing them a broken video link! Brilliant! Why hadn`t I thought of that!?
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2009 at 6:31 pm
    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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    tobyvictory Male 70 & Over
    407 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 6:40 pm
    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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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2009 at 6:42 pm
    Link worked for me videogamer. And no, that`s a different con by the same people.
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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2009 at 6:43 pm
    why arent we extinct yet?
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    videogamer Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2009 at 6:45 pm
    @almightybob: Would you mind giving me a URL to the video, then?
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    lord_byron Male 13-17
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    April 1, 2009 at 6:51 pm
    wow that`s ridiculous

    you have to be pretty thick.

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    videogamer Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2009 at 6:52 pm
    "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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    aero Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2009 at 7:26 pm
    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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    elljay Female 18-29
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    April 1, 2009 at 7:37 pm
    why can`t I see anything????????
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2009 at 7:45 pm
    videogamer: try this one.
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    peloos12 Male 18-29
    3825 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 8:00 pm
    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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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
    2442 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 8:04 pm
    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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    Luistom Male 18-29
    133 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 8:10 pm
    People are so stupid..
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    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2009 at 8:19 pm
    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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    peloos12 Male 18-29
    3825 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 8:22 pm
    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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    facepalmist Male 18-29
    63 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 8:27 pm
    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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    firefliet Female 18-29
    1233 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 9:01 pm
    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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    tannerb924 Male 18-29
    488 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 9:56 pm
    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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    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    April 1, 2009 at 10:21 pm
    wow, British people are so stupid.
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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    April 1, 2009 at 10:27 pm
    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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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 11:00 pm
    wow. just wow. thank god im not british.
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    keatonatron Male 18-29
    679 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 11:12 pm
    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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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2009 at 11:35 pm
    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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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
    3428 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 11:38 pm
    wow, British people are so stupid.

    ----------
    The Real Hustle Las Vegas

    It`s not just us brits who are stupid.

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    Maxim86 Male 18-29
    139 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 11:56 pm
    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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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    April 2, 2009 at 12:02 am
    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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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    April 2, 2009 at 12:05 am
    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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    taylorc Female 18-29
    7 posts
    April 2, 2009 at 12:06 am
    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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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    April 2, 2009 at 1:31 am
    The golden rule of not getting scammed: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
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    bankvole Male 30-39
    959 posts
    April 2, 2009 at 2:01 am
    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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    AndroidMetro Male 18-29
    807 posts
    April 2, 2009 at 2:33 am
    I didn`t watch it, but it sounds racist.
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    steve41high Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2009 at 3:00 am
    am i the only one who the video wont load for?
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    littlepete50 Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2009 at 3:15 am
    doesnt anyone recognise these guys yet?
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    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    April 2, 2009 at 5:20 am
    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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    Kanashto Male 18-29
    499 posts
    April 2, 2009 at 5:52 am
    video not loading for me. just a white square were the video should be
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    Robert_D Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2009 at 6:27 am
    Won`t load for me either...
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    KOLLO Female 18-29
    396 posts
    April 2, 2009 at 6:51 am
    i love this show, although this isn`t their best one.
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    yepimbored Male 30-39
    131 posts
    April 2, 2009 at 6:53 am
    I think they should levy a "Stupid Tax".
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    boogersunite Male 13-17
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    April 2, 2009 at 6:58 am
    lol you need firefox 2 watch- but who in there right mind would use IE?
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    n3wby Male 18-29
    18 posts
    April 2, 2009 at 7:05 am
    It would be easier to pass calling it "Gullible tax".
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    grahamm Male 18-29
    249 posts
    April 2, 2009 at 7:26 am
    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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    GurnBlanston Male 40-49
    247 posts
    April 2, 2009 at 8:47 am
    We DO have a Gullible Tax. It`s called the "State Lottery"
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    Max_Normal Male 30-39
    501 posts
    April 2, 2009 at 8:58 am
    "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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    Boredx12 Female 13-17
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    April 2, 2009 at 9:00 am
    had to open firefox to view, what a hassle lol
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    vicious_liar Male 13-17
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    April 2, 2009 at 9:16 am
    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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    hyybrucewayn Male 18-29
    203 posts
    April 2, 2009 at 11:15 am

    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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    JimboH Male 30-39
    603 posts
    April 2, 2009 at 1:09 pm
    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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    kronosbr Male 18-29
    274 posts
    April 2, 2009 at 1:10 pm
    fake
    thats just fake
    you have to be A MAJOR RETARD to fall for that
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    Cataclism0 Male 18-29
    212 posts
    April 2, 2009 at 1:25 pm
    "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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    maxell Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2009 at 2:26 pm
    video not found?!?!?!?!?!
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    deathxtra Male 13-17
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    April 2, 2009 at 3:02 pm
    we crashed the site..
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    gozirra Male 40-49
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    April 2, 2009 at 3:17 pm
    "video not found"
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    CharlieA Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2009 at 3:38 pm
    big white box
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    April 2, 2009 at 4:35 pm
    "Your country is stupid"

    "No YOUR country is stupid"

    "NO YOURS IS."

    "NUHUHURSIS"

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

    ...

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    peloos12 Male 18-29
    3825 posts
    April 2, 2009 at 5:11 pm
    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 everywhere.

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    the_windy Female 18-29
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    April 2, 2009 at 5:35 pm
    Damn, I knew I should have looked at this sooner, now you guys killed it. D:
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    maxell Male 18-29
    285 posts
    April 3, 2009 at 11:03 am
    opie, we can get help for you. it`ll be ok.

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