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swiftyisNOTevil writes, "I have recently become obsessed with the BBC Three show 'The Real Hustle' - personally, I think of it as a 'How To' show for aspiring con artists."

Have you carried out a successful con? Perhaps you hustled a few quid off a stranger, or defrauded a multi-national company. Or have you been taken for the wide-eyed, naive rube that you are?

(, Thu 18 Oct 2007, 13:02)
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Con vs Theft
A con is theft by deception, this is just theft. Hoping people don't count change is not exactly a masterstroke of misdirection.

While we're playing definitions, the difference (not in the least bit official outside of my head, granted) between a defensible con and just being an outright cunt is the morality of the victim. Leyxia was a cunt, because his victim was Mr Joe Average. World-eating mega-corps like Tesco would qualify as a valid target for the morality clause in my book, but alas without any clever deception you're just a thief. Bored now.
(, Tue 23 Oct 2007, 12:52, Reply)

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