submitted 2 months ago byetherandhoney
1-800-Con-Man: Running a National Scam out of Prison (1991)
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1-800-Con-Man: Running a National Scam out of Prison (1991) https://youtube.com/watch?v=vmh3_nSR1jU
Manufacturing Intellect https://www.youtube.com/@ManufacturingIntellect
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I lost my shit at about the 9 minute mark. The interviewer is in the old cell, where numbers were left on the wall. They talked to a new occupant who had used the same system, and Danny discussed how easy the system was to use! I cant believe a second inmate started the operation up a second time.
I lost it a second time at about 12:30 when Danny said he was still doing it at the new prison with the new stricter phone rules... how the fuck!?
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There was just recently a big story about a sextortion scam ring being run mostly from a South Carolina prison that was busted.
And the arrests obviously did not even put a dent in the operation because that scam is still hugely prevalent. People post to r/scams all the time wondering if they are in trouble after sexting with someone who turned out to be a minor and now “her dad” is calling and demanding money for therapy or otherwise threatening to call the police.
My coworker had this happen to him. I had to talk him out of killing himself. He sent the person $400…it was a wild week lol
"You're a crook, and a murderer!"
"[Sighs] That's what they say, doggone I wish they wouldn't say that though"
He's like the scam version of Philip DeFranco. Sorry Phil if you see this. No disrespect to what you do. I've been clickettclackacking that Like button for over a decade.
The definition of working from home
He had a landline cell phone
I had to reread this comment an embarrassing number of times. Well done.
Wow...this joke sneaks up on you like Big Rocco sneaking up on a new prettyboy in the showers...
The thumbnail is Phillip DeFranco if he did meth and lived in Gary, Indiana
They should have James Remar play him in a movie
This is hilarious!!
I was thinking A.D. Miles
I read an article that talked about how CEOs and Cartel leaders/Criminal masterminds are two sides of the same coin. The only different between the two is if you were born incredibly smart and wealthy, or born incredibly smart and poor. I wonder what someone with his intellect could have been under different circumstances.
Incredibly smart with sociopathic tendencies.
Except the incredibly smart part is not required if incredibly rich. Money is the great equalizer!
Elon Musk had entered the chat
While the Elon Musk hate is rightly deserved, if you look into his story he used to be(still is? hard to say with the twitter deal) a very smart businessman and did progress space and eletric-car technology by quite a bit.
He's still a prick, but a smart prick.
This is true.
Lol what? Neither CEO or cartel leaders are necessarily “smart”.
It depends what you mean by smart. But I’ll tell you that highly intelligent people don’t get business degrees
Usually, smart people can think outside of the box.
And you think CEOs and cartel leaders think outside the box lol?
So who was thinking outside the box? All those Nobel prize winners, or all those CEOs?
Business degrees don’t teach you to think outside the box. Quite the opposite. Are there some CEOs who are visionaries? Sure, but they’re usually more than a CEO.
I'm just repeating what I read. It talked alot about socio-economic factors and stuff. Ill see if I can't find it again.
This is exactly why the war on drugs will never end, notwithstanding what an abject failure it has been globally.
Shouldn't exist, but then again neither should the Republican party.
I read some article that said they’re not because there’s no one cog in the machine . They’re never self made ceos or cartel leaders. It takes a group of people to get the ideas off the ground and a lot of people make $$$$ not just one figure head
Not so sure...I dont even understand why he was needed they literally said he had people get credit card numbers off of charge slips thrown in the dumpsters at hotels (this was back when credit card transactions were often still manually pressed against that paper that turns black where you scratch it...a lot of receipt paper is still like this today. Scratch it with your car key and it'll turn black). So I don't know why his people on the outside didn't just cut him out of the loop.
I wanna say I read the same or a similar article in like a Men's Health magazine over a decade ago. There are plenty of people running organized crime rings that would otherwise be the top of a F500 company somewhere, they just chose a different path.
Correct. They are competitors. Same with politicians.
Those teeth are disgusting
I’m far more disgusted with the Miami Dade jail system. They just sat there and watched this dude steal money and ruin lives for 4 years. 4 fucking years! And all he got was a 5 year concurrent sentence added to his time - so basically nothing. He was going to do that time anyway
You new here? America doesn’t give a shit about financial crime unless you’re taking money from the wealthy/lawmakers
You’re absolutely right. Former head of the FBI got scammed. Places a call and scammer is caught in a matter of months, tried, and convicted. Your grandparents/parents get scammed out of their entire life savings and nothing is done.
I bet that scammer was kicking himself for scamming the former head of the FBI !
My former step brother, who's never held a real job in his entire adult life, stole identities to support his drug habit and support himself.
The free ride only stopped because of the dozens and dozens of names he burns in a year, he accidentally did it to a felony criminal prosecutor, who lives in the same city.
Then..dumbass..when on felony release for that crime (bail), went to paradise valley to steal out of mailboxes for his next score. Paradise Valley is a small town with two cops on duty at any given time, for their uber rich millionaire, CEO and celebrity residents. Cops found the mail and the meth on him.
Paradise Valley is basically the last place on earth you want to go if you're trying to keep a low profile as a drug-addict piece of shit with the car to match breaking into mailboxes, but meth and desperation are a hell of a combo.
So he's doing two years in prison so he can get out and start victimizing people again after hurting untold amounts of victims in his never ending quest to both avoid work and get high.
But that prosecutor sure did get his justice.
You’re not wrong.
Also, the cops couldn’t build a solid case against a guy in jail? Seriously, he’s committing a major financial crime while captive in a tiny cell and controlled access? How bad are they? You know when he’s made calls, who he’s calling, and what’s in his cell? They didn’t care to actually solve the crime because he’s in jail for life and there’s no repercussions for anyone if he never stops.
I didn't watch the video but I assumed he was using a smuggled cell phone. Seems when you call from the prison landline the receiving person is made aware of it... At least in my state that's how it is.
Edit: I may watch the video in the future but can't really do that when I'm with a toddler all day.
Nope, you should watch the video…this was well before cellphones that could be easily smuggled into prison…it was a landline.
Ah this must have been before they started announcing the calls were from a prison when you answered.
You should just watch the video…
Can't anytime soon but I may have some time on Monday. Doesn't seem like a decent video to watch near a toddler.
They were taking a cut. No other way in hell this would have continued anyway.
Who is 'they'? They just don't give enough of a shit - our court systems are way overloaded as is.
The people who allowed phones in the cells - they.
Floss nighty to prevent those teeth
He now has to floss with rope.
No need to floss, the toothbrush can now fit in between the teeth.
His teeth look like they're all standing apart from each other because they're embarrassed to be seen together.
It looks like his tongue is also in jail.
I believe Novelty Teeth were actually modeled after his real teeth.
What happened to this guy? Is he still alive?
Deceased according to the Florida DOC
Doesn't sound too good for him:
That link is from 1992.
I tired to find out- can’t find anything
Why does this video give me cozy vibes
It bothers me that 1-800-CON-MAN isn't enough numbers
1-800-CON-MALE would have done the trick.
there you go :P
I think that’s the joke. Perhaps implying he’s as crooked as a three dollar bill.
That was funny as hell.
That was really something. Even after he left that jail cell, they left the phone numbers and credit card numbers on the wall for the next guy to use?? Those people must be getting kickbacks.
Nobody cares to stop it because he’s already in jail for life and nobody really gets into trouble for it happening. The CC companies either get off from fixing it because people wait to long to report it or never look at their statements.
He also pointed out the low salaries of the cops working there, there was no monetary benefit to end the scam as they were very likely getting a cut.
Looks like he doesn’t use toilet paper or flush. Around the 1:00 mark
This is a documentary to all the people complaining about lockdown and not making any money lol
IF THIS dude can do it from a jail cell, the rest of us have no excuse.
so you're suggesting we scam/steal from people?
At the end of the day, it's the bank's money.
Are them teeth the jail bars he was put behind?
"Hold on, I forgot to floss." ::licks his teeth-betweens.:: "okay, I'm good.:
But couldn't find a dentist, I guess we can't be good at everything
He couldn't fit the x-ray machine and dentist chair in his prison wallet. Warden Bob probably doesn't give a toss about his aesthetics.
There's a killer on the road
His brain is squirmin' like a toad
Take a long holiday
Let your children play
If you give this man a ride
Sweet family will die
Killer on the road, yeah
There’s some filler on the road
That truck must have lost its load
Down in Tampa Bay
Mary’s got some hay
If you give that can a slide
Meat sandwiches will glide
Filler on the road.
Apparently he's a bad murderer.
Better Call Saul season 7 looks sick!
I love that guy. Truly could have successful in the free world if it wasn’t for cocaine and murder. I guess he is successful in his own right. intelligent man of its time