Two small scams

Not all scam artists prey on suckers’ desire to get rich quick or cheat the system. Some of them prey on their marks’ better impulses, like their love for their pet dogs or their willingness to help a stranger in an emergency.

Content note: This episode contains discussion of animal cruelty and inhumane and misguided medical practices. It contains some outdated language about epilepsy.

Featured image: The Actress Rejane and her Dog, a1885 painting by an Italian painter showing a stylish lady and her dog in the late 1800s. (Image source)

Sources – Dognappers in London

Sources – James Clegg, the Dummy Chucker