The hustlers sell a hire car over and over again. They also show the process involved in duplicating bank cards, the ease with which counterfeit notes can be used and how `blue-jacking' phones brings dividends.
Real Hustle - Series 1 Episode 5:
Proposition Bet - How to get free drinks 5: The team show you how you can win free drinks for you and your mates.
Cash Machine Shell Scam: The team place their own 'shell' over a cash machine which can read
card details. Combine this with a pinhole camera placed above and they
have all they need to clone your card.
Passing Counterfeit Cash: Paul demonstrates how hustlers are able to pass counterfeit notes
through a technique that avoids the security checks a shop assistant
would routinely apply.
The Bluetooth Scam (Bluesnarfing): The Hustlers expose a flaw with the Bluetooth software in many
phones, which they use to hijak other peoples' mobiles and call a
premium rate phone number that they have set up.
The Hire Car Scam: The Team 'sell' a car that they have hired for the day; except they
keep the car and the deposit, and the victim leaves with nothing.
The team trick a barman into paying a reward for a supposedly valuable ring using "the honeytrap" in the ring reward rip-off. Then they con punters at a car-boot sale into buying worthless scraps of paper, perform a proposition bet in a cafe, show the postman scam in the art of the pickpocket and deceive three professional poker players from The Hendon Mob.
Real Hustle - Series 1 Episode 4
Beating The Hendon Mob: The three Hustlers beat The Hendon Mob at their own game. But How?
Proposition Bet - How to get free drinks 4: Jess bets a man that he cannot do what she can - turning cups over in pairs in three moves so that they all end up mouth-up.
The Ring Reward Rip-Off: The Hustlers buy a cheap ring, 'lose' it at a bar, and then manage to
scam a good-samaritan barman into buying it back from a pair of
'customers' who have 'found' it. Hmmm...
The Black Money Blag: The Team set up a market stall and use a widely available magic
trick to con people into buying what they believe is 'deleted' real
money, which with the aid of a special chemical will become reusable
The Postman Scam: The Hustlers work together to pickpocket someone's wallet while
waiting at a bus stop and then post the wallet onto themselves - so
getting rid of the evidence.
The team reveal how fake customs officers are committing daylight robbery by stripping unwitting travellers of their supposedly contraband possessions. Other scams include a pool proposition bet, the jam auction, a fairground scam, the art of the pickpocket with "mind my bag" and the wifi scam.
Real Hustle - Series 1 Episode 3:
The Wi-Fi Scam: The Hustlers set up a wireless hotspot using their laptop, but use it
to steal peoples' credit card details when they connect through it.
The Jam Auction: The team make people feel good enough during an auction so that they
part with more money than they would otherwise do for items that they
wouldn't otherwise want.
Fairground Scams - Balloon Darts: Balloon darts at the fairground. Why is it that no one ever seems to win?
The Customs Seize Scam: Dressed as Customs Officials, the team reveal how fake customs
officers are committing daylight robbery by stripping unwitting
travellers of their supposedly contraband possessions.
Proposition Bet - How to get free drinks 3: Paul bets a burly chap that he can propel a ball further than him each using only their finger. Paul obviously wins - but how?
Mind My Bag: Alex, Jess and Paul work together to force the Mark to follow a chain of events which will enable them to steal his laptop.
Scams include overcharging for worthless packages, a proposition bet involving a shot of whisky and a shot of water, selling forged lottery tickets, stealing a laptop from an airport, the window tap and conning aspiring popstars into handing over £500 to produce a tacky demo tape.
Real Hustle - Series 1 Episode 2:
Bogus Agency Scam: Agency in order to scam people into giving them money for their nonexistant services
Airport X-Ray Steal: Identical 'ringer' while they and the victim pass through airport security
Proposition Bet - How To Get Free Drinks 2: The team show you how you can win free drinks for you and your mates. Swapping the contents of a shot glass of whiskey upturned on a shot
glass of water separated by a driving licence, without touching the
Winning Lottery Ticket Scam: 'Winning' lottery ticket. Can a Mark be scammed into buying it?
The Delivery Charge Scam: The Hustlers are delivering packages that people have not ordered and
charging them money to receive them. Will anyone hand over their money?
The Window Tap: The Hustlers use the art of distraction to steal someone's bag.