The gang pull off an escrow scan by pretending to be a trustworthy pub landlord; manage to persuade a couple to give them £200 for some worthless vouchers in the pretense of a prize draw; sell overpriced goods (for example, 100 nails described as "100 metal coat hangers") without technically lying; and use skillful sleight-of-hand techniques to beat the Blackjack table. The probability bet involves drinking a shot of rum without spilling a drop.
Video #1: Casino Blackjack Scams
More Videos: The Escrow Scam, The Truth Swindle, The Unlucky Winner, Proposition Bet: How to get free drinks 32.
The hustlers make up an event, hire a band, then steal their equipment;
sell fake tickets for a club night in Ibiza; demonstrate a fairground
pendulum game that is physically impossible to win; and deliver empty
parcels, cash on delivery, to unsuspecting small businesses. The
proposition bet involves balancing a glass on top of three glasses and
Video #1: Fairground Scams: The Pendulum Swindle
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The gang rely on the goodwill of hotel owners towards (fake) VIP guests to make them pay for worthless deliveries; play Three-card Monte to hustle some holidaymakers; park a 'broken down' refrigerated delivery van in a residential street and need to sell its contents quickly, but sell empty boxes instead; and sell dolls' house furniture to people who assume it is the full size thing on an Internet auction site. The proposition bet involves separating two glasses without touching them.
Series 4 - Episode 8:
Scam Lists: 3 Card Monte, Fish Van Scam, Hotel Courier Con, Small Ads Scam, Proposition Bet: How to get free drinks 34.
The hustlers fool a white van man into thinking he has hit a pedestrian and get him to pay for her "damaged" laptop (The Flop); rip-off some holidaymakers with what looks like a very cheap exchange rate but sell them blank paper instead of cash (Exchange Rate Rip-Off); demonstrate an unfair fairground game involving throwing hoops over clothes pegs (Peg A Prize) and drive off an expensive car with a fake hotel valet parking slip (Valet Steal). The Proposition Bet involves drinking from a sherry glass (placed upside down in a larger brandy glass) without touching it with your hands.
Paul takes full advantage of a hotel's services (and room contents) using nothing more than an air of authority (Fake Doctor), a lure of big money for little work puts an unquestioning member of the public in a difficult position (Reshipping Scam), the Proposition Bet is that a coin can't be removed from beneath two balanced matches, the deceptive Cover The Spot fairground game is demonstrated and the team walk off with the personal belongings of a cafe's customers in less than 3 minutes (Get Yer Coat). Crimestoppers representative Roy Ramm offers advice on the Reshipping Scam.