The conmen of New York City were noted for their colorful nicknames: "Paper Collar Joe", "Grand Central Pete" Jimmy "the Kid" and the greatest of all "Hungry Joe".
Pawn tickets make bad collateral.
Of the many forms of bank robbery, the bank sneak had the safest, easiest and most lucrative method of all.
The "sawdust game," was a confidence scam that only swindled those who deserved to be swindled.
The devious dream of machines that power themselves.
The term “bunco” has come to mean to any type of swindle, but in the 19th century it usually referred to a confidence game involving crooked gambling.