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There are idiots [quote]everywhere.[/quote]
"No YOUR country is stupid"
"NO YOURS IS."
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
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.
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."
So yeah, wow, just fckn wow, thank god (read Darwin for god) you`re not British!
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.
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.
----------The Real Hustle Las Vegas
It`s not just us brits who are stupid.
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.
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.
"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.
So basically, helping to expose one of their scams to the world brings me great pleasure.
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!"
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.
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!
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.
you have to be pretty thick.