"BlackJack Scam" Scams & Confidence Tricksters Tip by paulwf

It works like this: A dad and a couple of female relatives start chatting with you and find out where you are from. Surprisingly the dad had a daughter going to there to study and the mother is worried of her daughter in a foreign land. So the dad asks you back to his house to meet the mother and to maybe help with her concerns. When you get to the house the dad's brother in law introduces himself and says he works as a dealer on a cruise ship and he teaches you a few tricks on how he and you could scam the casino on the cruise ship. He also says a gambler is coming to pick up an invitation and we can scam him and he puts up US$200. The gambler quickly loses $2000 despite winning one round. He then brings out stacks of (supposed) cash which the dealer doesnt check, puts in his filing cabinet before issuing chips. You are dealt 21 and you know the gambler is dealt 20 so you are guaranteed to win. The gambler acts as if he has a strong hand so bets everything he has - in this case US$40,000. You are expected to put in as much as possible and the dealer will cover the rest. Since you are guaranteed to win and are concentrating on the winnings you forget you have put in a bit of your own money. The gambler wont reveal his cards until he sees your chips on the table to match his. If you show your hand you automatically lose. The dealer acts like he is working with you to scam the gambler so he says he will get the money the next day because the banks have closed. The game is postponed until the next day and the cards sealed in envelopes which is locked in the dealer's filing cabinet. You are now the dealer's best friend because he cant complete the scam without you. You are then dropped off at your hotel. You are wondering how this will end but the fact is he already has your money! It's at this stage you realise the dealer and gambler are scamming you and he wont be contacting you again! Bottom line: Dont go home with strangers no matter how nice they seem!

Address: Kuala Lumpur
Phone: Call the local police

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  • Updated Jan 17, 2007
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