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Topic: Real Deal 3 Shell Hustle Caught On Camera
Message: Posted by: furmanmatt (Mar 3, 2021 01:44PM)
I was on 34th Street and ran into this guy. Check out the scam he was pulling. It was fun to watch-

https://youtu.be/ZxDi3KqGuas
Message: Posted by: Greg Arce (Mar 3, 2021 06:23PM)
In the mid-90s, I was in a Miami DMV line. We were all waiting for it to open. Suddenly to the side of the line some guy laid down some papers and proceeded to do a 3 Card Monte Routine. As with your video, he had some plants that pretended to be regular people that won and lost as if it was all legit. In front of me was a guy and his wife. I could tell he was telling her he could track the right card and could win. So he did. They let him win a couple of times. Now, and I couldn't believe this when it happened, one of the secret crew guys bent the card corner as the dealer was paying someone off. The guy pointed it out to the real guy and got him convinced to put down all his money. I could see the guy's wife arguing not to do it, but he pulled out all his cash and laid it on the bent card.

Of course, it was not the money card. The dealer took all the money and quickly packed up and left. I could then see the ones that pretended to be real also leave. Meanwhile the lady was screaming and smacking her husband as she now said they had to leave and come back later because they had no money to pay the DMV fees.

I was completely shocked as I watched it because I never thought anyone would fall for it. A part of me wanted to say something to the guy and his wife, but I wondered if I would have had some retaliation from the hidden crew.
Message: Posted by: Rizzo (Mar 4, 2021 11:04AM)
Saw same thing as a teenager on 33rd street in NYC. In fact a few years later, an acquaintance of mine got stabbed when he won & they refused to pay him.
Message: Posted by: furmanmatt (Mar 4, 2021 01:47PM)
[quote]On Mar 3, 2021, Greg Arce wrote:
In the mid-90s, I was in a Miami DMV line. We were all waiting for it to open. Suddenly to the side of the line some guy laid down some papers and proceeded to do a 3 Card Monte Routine. As with your video, he had some plants that pretended to be regular people that won and lost as if it was all legit. In front of me was a guy and his wife. I could tell he was telling her he could track the right card and could win. So he did. They let him win a couple of times. Now, and I couldn't believe this when it happened, one of the secret crew guys bent the card corner as the dealer was paying someone off. The guy pointed it out to the real guy and got him convinced to put down all his money. I could see the guy's wife arguing not to do it, but he pulled out all his cash and laid it on the bent card.

Of course, it was not the money card. The dealer took all the money and quickly packed up and left. I could then see the ones that pretended to be real also leave. Meanwhile the lady was screaming and smacking her husband as she now said they had to leave and come back later because they had no money to pay the DMV fees.

I was completely shocked as I watched it because I never thought anyone would fall for it. A part of me wanted to say something to the guy and his wife, but I wondered if I would have had some retaliation from the hidden crew. [/quote]

Appreciate the nice story Greg. This guy did not bet and ended up leaving. It was so clear to me what was going on. Yet I guess a sucker is born every minute. What is amazing is how fast the operator moves. TBH even knowing the secret moves it is hard for me to follow. The guy saw me filming it and someone blocked me out at one point.
Message: Posted by: furmanmatt (Mar 4, 2021 01:49PM)
[quote]On Mar 4, 2021, Rizzo wrote:
Saw same thing as a teenager on 33rd street in NYC. In fact a few years later, an acquaintance of mine got stabbed when he won & they refused to pay him. [/quote]


Hi Rizzo, yeah, there is no way to win. The only money being paid out is to his crew. The operator was actually pretty nice. After he came up to me and told me he didn't want to end up on YouTube. Oh, well.
Message: Posted by: Greg Arce (Mar 4, 2021 03:45PM)
You guys actually reminded me os something that happened when I was around 12 or 13. I used to go almost every summer to Portchester... which is north of NYC. That summer I would go about once a week on a train to the city and go to Tannen's. I also saw The Magic Show with Doug Henning 3 times. Believe it or not, I got tickets for around ten dollars and one time was in the front row. I have photos I took of Doug when he came out to greet the crowd.

Anyway, one of those days while walking through the city, I saw a guy set up with a cardboard box and doing 3 Card Monte. Although I didn't do that effect I knew a lot of the guys in my club that did and I had a few books that explained the moves. I got up there and won about 3 times in a row. I guess that got the guy mad because he pushed me away and said I couldn't play anymore. I think I won like ten dollars which was a fortune for me at that time.

Greg
Message: Posted by: iamslow (Mar 7, 2021 05:41AM)
That looked so fake and set up....
Message: Posted by: furmanmatt (Mar 10, 2021 07:39PM)
[quote]On Mar 7, 2021, iamslow wrote:
That looked so fake and set up.... [/quote]


lol, you think that was set up? Weather is getting nice. Head to 34th street. TBH, he wasn't the only guy I saw out there.
Message: Posted by: iamslow (Apr 29, 2021 11:20PM)
Hey Matt, have you seen this crew since the last time??