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Original Pre-Internet Blackhatter - Steve Comisar

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by BigHustlah, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. BigHustlah

    BigHustlah Power Member

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    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.
     
  2. Gman2160

    Gman2160 Junior Member

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    Hmmmm.....I'm working on plans for the same thing. It will include complete blueprints and construction details. Only $9.95 digital delivery. :D
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    Ha Ha...thats some funny shit! I heard a similar story about a guy advertising a R rated blue movie...2 hours long....when the customers ordered, he sent them a tape that he recorded of the clear blue sky...2hours of nothing but sky baby!!
     
  4. BigHustlah

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    The best thing about this guy's hustle was that it was back in the days of "no such thing as ebay" . . . no negative feedback...no ripoff report...just sweet sweet profit.
     
  5. turner

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    solar powered clothes drier .... washing line

    100 cigarette lighters .... 2 boxes of matches

    halving utility bills .... pair of scissors

    classics

    Best ever

    free home fone call hustle, either get free local or free national calls - a 2 way adapter slightly modded £4 all in sold for £90 without warranty as sold as novelty with disclaimer prohibiting the use in uk ....

    happy days