The legendary con artist Steve Comisar got his start at an early age. His first scam took the form of an innocent-looking ad in a national magazine touting a SOLAR POWERED CLOTHES DRYER for $49.95. "Scientifically proven, space age method," the ad declared, "using only the power of the sun." Suckers who ordered Comisar's product were soon surprised to receive... a short length of clothesline. I read this about 6 years ago and this guy became somewhat of a hero of mine. Too bad he outright stole from people later in life and got locked up for a long time. But still...this is old school...offline blackhatting. He did this when he was like 13 or 15 years old. So awesome.