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Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
The worms inside your face
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Infectious Money Scam
A new scam targeting the elderly in Italy. Well-dressed young women knock on the door and identify themselves as health department officials. They tell the elderly resident that banknotes have been contaminated with a deadly virus. They ask, "Do you have any banknotes in the house? If so, give them to us, and we will decontaminate them." One elderly woman handed the scammers over $2300. [ninemsn.com.au]
Categories: Scams
Posted by The Curator on Mon Jan 06, 2014
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