The Scratch Card Scam

In the following video, the Real Hustle crew set up a booth in a shopping mall, making people believe they’re selling scratch cards to raise money for a children’s charity. Naturally, they say people can win prizes by participating; from designer products to a free vacation. But what they don’t tell the victims is that they’re out there to swindle them out of their money… in a big and easy way. Check it out.

[Via TechEblog]





5 Responses to The Scratch Card Scam

  1. Not very elegant, is it? Just a long-winded and very public (several identifiable faces and voices) attempt to steal credit card information. Also, I didn't get why they pulled the additional trick of stealing "minor" sums in several ways – surely if they were after personal data, they wouldn't have made extra risks?

  2. Not very elegant, is it? Just a long-winded and very public (several identifiable faces and voices) attempt to steal credit card information. Also, I didn’t get why they pulled the additional trick of stealing “minor” sums in several ways – surely if they were after personal data, they wouldn’t have made extra risks?

  3. I'm not sure what this is meant to show? The video plays on an obviously naive 21-year-old. ANYONE who believes this spiel deserves to get taken. Seriously? Honestly? This guy believed them? He's not a "mark" he's a simpleton.

  4. I’m not sure what this is meant to show? The video plays on an obviously naive 21-year-old. ANYONE who believes this spiel deserves to get taken. Seriously? Honestly? This guy believed them? He’s not a “mark” he’s a simpleton.