The Spanish Prisoner Scam

The Spanish Prisoner Scam The Spanish Prisoner is a confidence trick originating by at least the early 19th century, as Eugène François Vidocq described in his memoirs It is one of the basic scam types still in use today! Reprinted from Slate » The Spanish Prisoner, the Treasure-Dangling Scam That Won’t Die “A man in this country receives a letter from a foreign city,” reads a New York Times trend story from 1898, about [...]