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Rod-the-Hop, three-card monte, card mechanic, slot mechanic

Three-card monte expert Rod the Hop, R.I.P.

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They’s ony three kinda men I won’t play with: That’s a po’ man, a blind man, an a police-man! Rod the Hop, my Las…

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A three-shell game in Copenhagen.

The three-shell game – part 3

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The Pea Game Shills and Shells “It’s the talk that’s important,” Serge insisted, about the pea game. Each forceful word sent a curl of…

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3-shell game on La Rambla, Barcelona.

The three-shell game – part 2

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How the 3 shell game works. Video tape is a wonderful diagnostic tool when it comes to sleight of hand. In slow motion, we…

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The three-shell game in Copenhagen.

The three-shell game

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Pavement wagers. Copenhagen’s pedestrian shopping street is an ideal venue for the three-shell game, also called the pea game. Several competing crews set up…

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Bob Arno on Sonoran Living TV

Avoid becoming victim of theft and scams on vacation

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On the set before filming this live segment for ABC News, Bob Arno stole a wallet from one of the camera operators. The producers…

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Barcelona Street Scams

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“I, too, was a victim of Barcelona street scams…” said more than a hundred people. And they described their own thieves, con artists, fake…

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Money-changing scam

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Some years ago, before Bulgaria was part of the EU, Dodie B. and two male friends visited one of that country’s small port towns….

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Stolen purse leads to worse

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Ms. Shopper’s in the store when her kid has to pee. While she’s helping the little one, her purse is stolen from the store…

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Nigerian nightmare

Nigerian Nightmare

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The moment Michael Griffith turned his back, his wife let out a bloodcurdling scream. He whipped around to see Nancy jumping up and down,…

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Scams at restaurant tables

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A restaurant table is a good place to be had. The latest in low-tech scams happened last month in Hoboken, NJ, when a man…

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Taxi trickery

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After an eventful overnight train journey we were disgorged into a very foreign Sunday morning. Not a single sign in Prague’s main train terminal…

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Paper interviews Bob Arno re Hoodwinked

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Theatrical pickpockets, con men seek to entertain and educate in …˜Hoodwinked’ Article in today’s Schenectady Daily Gazette

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See Bob Arno live

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Bob and I are proud to announce our mini East Coast tour this November. We’re excited to be doing a ticketed show, open to…

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Call the bunco squad

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In Orlando, Bob and I attended a four-day NABI training seminar–that’s the National Association of Bunco Investigators. Don’t you love the word bunco? More…

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