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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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US Punnage story reminded me
of the infamous London Bridge episode.

I'm not sure of the exact details, but here's some paraphrasing.

Apparently an American millionare heard that London Bridge was being demolished and rebuilt. So he thought he'd buy it. Unfortunately, he didn't do his research and thought he was buying Tower Bridge. The GLC didn't see fit to correct him and he took delivery of a somewhat unremarkable concrete road bridge, which is now spanning some lake in Arizona somewhere.
(, Wed 24 Oct 2007, 13:18, 2 replies)
i thought this too
but i looked it up and the american didn't think he was buying tower bridge. think about it - if you were involved in that deal would you go ahead without seeing plans/photos of the bridge? it's one of the biggest tourist draws in arizona and generates £200k a year in royalties for the city bridge fund in london which goes towards maintaining the bridges in london.

(, Wed 24 Oct 2007, 17:30, closed)
would be Lake Havasu
(, Wed 24 Oct 2007, 21:13, closed)

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