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 a TEN, he accidently hands her NINE singles and a TEN. “Count it, please,” the grifter pleads.
When she counts, she discovers NINETEEN dollars. The grifter says, “Here, if I give you another single, that will make 20.”
And she hands him a crisp TWENTY.
And loses TEN bucks. How?

Cashier receives, $19.  ……….  +19

Cashier gives $10 ………….. +9

Cashier receives $1 …….. +10

Cashier gives $20 ……… -10

Or the other way around …

Grifter gives $19 ……. -19

Grifter gets $10 …….. -9

Grifter gives $1 ……. -10

Grifter gets $20 …..  + $20

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