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Rip Off Report Black Money Scam

By Odesi Desko

In these dire financial times, it’s far too easy to jump on an irresistible offer for a great amount of free money that costs you nothing. However, life has taught us that nothing comes for free, and if something’s too good to be true, it usually is. The year 2000 saw a new scam to arrive on the scene, called the Black Money Scam, and it’s so advanced and sly that many people don’t even realize they’re being scammed.

Compared to the advance-fee scam, there’s not much difference, but there’s a tangle amount of money in a trunk that is hoisted in front of victims. In this scam, a conman will contact the victim and proceed to convince them that they have real bills in this trunk or safe, and can give it to them for nothing at all, providing them with a couple of bills to prove their legitimacy.

Marks are told that the money has been dyed black in order to avoid customs inspections and taxes. According to those who have been arrested, by coating money with white glue and either iodine or raspberry Kool-Aid, the money appears black.

Despite the handful of bills shown to you being real dollar bills, sleight-of-hand and trickery is used to prevent you from realizing that the rest of the money is just construction paper. One applies a series of chemicals to the real bill, making it turn green again, showing the victim that the rest of the bills can undergo the same process.

Marks are originally contacted via email after thousands or millions of memos have been sent to accounts found through either hacking of user accounts or by contacting accounts randomly. Of the few who will respond, contact will be made first via email then by phone which is why it’s important to use telephone services such as in order to verify that he or she are actually who they say they are.

Just as in the advanced fee scam, money will be requested in order to cover initial costs such as bribes, shipping fees, etc. This will go on with different reasons as long as the mark is willing to pay. When they become suspicious then the face-to-face magic trick will be presented at which time the mark will also have to sign a paper indicating they understand that the money was accrued through ill-gotten means or that it will be provided circumventing customs procedures and taxes.

Ripoffs are most efficient when they are new because like well done stage magic it takes watching and studying to figure out how they are doing it and where the “catch” is. There is no way to win with a ripoff artist and with ripoffs like these even “proof” such as the victim taking the trunk with them to keep in a secure place, is of anything but another misdirection. A container full of black construction paper has no value because the ripoff artists will do anything to keep the money flowing from the victim. Some Wash Wash Ripoff artists tell the victim that exposure to light or air will chemically alter the paper and render the money valueless, this buys them more time before the fraud is discovered and they use that time to request more cash from the victim supposedly to buy chemicals or pay more bribes.

The Wash Wash Ripoff has been reported on occasion by victims and the few arrests made and were due to the victims reports to the authorities. Ripoff artists rely on the victim’s shame at being misled to escape detection and delay the authorities search for them but a brave victim who reports can help stop these fraud attempts and save others from the same fate.

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Desko, Odesi "Rip Off Report Black Money Scam." Rip Off Report Black Money Scam. 2 Jul. 2010. 2 Feb 2016 <>.

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Desko, O (2010, July 2). Rip Off Report Black Money Scam. Retrieved February 2, 2016, from

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