Category Archives: Cons and Scams

The Change Raising Scam

The classic “change raising” scam works differently than “short changing,” but the net effect is the same. The grifter approaches a sucker (an overworked, busy, distracted and disinterested cashier is ideal). He asks, “Can you give me a ten for ten singles?” Sounds fair. The cashier always needs singles, so she agrees. She hands him…