My favorite con man

The stories about con artists are familiar enough that we’ve immortalized them in jokes and songs:

Want to buy the Brooklyn Bridge?

I have some ocean-front property for sale in Arizona.

But this g

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Count Victor Lustig

uy may have been the best ever. Count Victor Lustig actually sold the Eiffel Towner in Paris. Twice.

 

He also was involved in many other confidence schemes prior to being arrested and ending up in Alcatraz.  There’s more at the link below.

Enjoy. And by the way, I’m considering selling the Mount Sneffels if anyone is interested.

Smithsonian.com article on con man

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