Abby Hoffman (1936 – 1989) was a social and political activist most famous for his trickster activities during the heyday of American political protest against the Vietnam War. Continue reading “Steal this headline”
Crooks need help from real banks to rip you off.
Let’s say a crooked telemarketer somehow tricks you into revealing your credit card information over the phone. Continue reading “How banks help scammers steal your money”
Piotr Pasciak loved the advances
in hi-tech cameras, but now
he’s not so sure.
Mr. Lee is a college professor who teaches about technology. One day in June, someone entered his Manhattan apartment and stole some electronics. Continue reading “Why you shouldn’t steal from a tech professor”
Sometimes, when a super rich guy comes into your shop, you hit the jackpot. Continue reading “Want to steal millions with a PC virus scam? Exploit a very wealthy (and paranoid) customer”
|The lottery ticket scam|
It’s easy: nobody listens to the whistle-blowers who know what’s going on. Continue reading “How do crooks steal billions and get away with it for so long?”
What’s going on in this painting? Continue reading “See a con-woman (times four) steal a rich boy’s money in 1630’s “The Fortune Teller””
A "Bristlechin" burglar mask from a 1940s Wheaties cereal box.Is our subject a burglar, or not?
Continue reading “I’m not dishonest – I just steal books”
An x-ray discovered the hiding spot. Continue reading “Steal a delicious diamond – by swallowing it”
It helps if you are a contortionist
Continue reading “How to steal valuables on an airport bus”