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Stupid Counterfeiters
How not to run a counterfeit money scam. a) Buy merchandise at Wal-Mart with fake money. b) Return merchandise a few days later and ask for your money back. c) get your fake money handed back to you.
Categories: Con Artists, Law/Police/Crime
Posted by The Curator on Tue Oct 05, 2004
Comments (3)
Just pointing out that this could work if they returned the merchandise to a different wal-mart on the following day.
Posted by Meg  in  UT  on  Wed Oct 06, 2004  at  12:42 PM
Yeah, that's why the counterfeiters qualify as incredibly stupid.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Wed Oct 06, 2004  at  12:46 PM
Not too many Wal*Marts are so quick on the draw either, tho'. I've known people who bought books from order-by-mail book clubs, read them once, and then returned them to the local Wally World. The folks at the customer service desk didn't even blink.
Posted by Jim North  on  Wed Oct 06, 2004  at  05:47 PM
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