All ye gullible tourists out there, beware of these 13 easiest scams to make money on the street. These are super easy scams to make quick cash, and you can lose your possessions before you know it!
It’s incredible what people won’t come up with in order to earn some cash with minimum effort. The “minimum effort”, unfortunately, usually implies illegal activities. But, it has to be noted, con artists are really creative. There are usually two cards they play: your emotions or your lack of attention. For this reason, there are lots of easy cons in which the fraudster appears to be poor and unfortunate. As well as that, you’ll see it’s only too easy to distract a person in the street, especially if the scammer is operating with “colleagues”.
So, we’re going to have some of the best street hustles revealed to you. Perhaps you have already been scammed, but you weren’t aware of it. As a matter of fact, we have here some legal scams to make money, too. If someone offers you a product, it’s up to you whether you wish to buy it or not, right? Of course, this is the essence, but it is a kind of a devious trick, as you shall see later.
In order to find the best con artist tricks to make money easily, we roamed through Crimes of Persuasion, Jenkem Magazine, Bicycle Touring Pro, How Suff Works and Wise Bread. We found some excellent suggestions and ranked them according to the feasibility of the trick. First of all, the fewer things you need for the con, the better. If it doesn’t require you running fast or being extra skilled, even better. Also, the hustles which require a helper are at the bottom. It’s not always easy to find a person you can trust, right?
In case you’re wondering about some incredibly easy cons to make money online, you can find some of them in our article about 11 best illegal hustles to make money fast. As for some easy scams on Reddit, it appears a lot of users had issues with Windows Tech Support, i.e. the scam when the con artist introduces themselves as a staff member and asks all types of personal information (address, passwords, credit card numbers…) so as to “protect your computer system” from viruses and so on. The world of online purchases has also made a fertile ground for how to make money scamming on eBay, and you should be very careful about it. For instance, there are a lot of examples when you send an item to the bidder, e.g. a designer bag, but he/she complains about the quality. The money sent is immediately frozen until they send you back the package. The moment it is sent, they get their money back. Unfortunately, you may end up with a fake, or you get your item back, but in really bad shape.
So, are you ready for your instructions/warnings? Here are 13 easiest scams to make money on the street!