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The Real Hustle

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Factual entertainment series about scams and cons. A team of hustlers try out some notorious scams on members of the public, filmed with hidden cameras and intercut with actual interviews from fraud protection experts, police and scam victims. The team demonstrate how fake customs officers can fleece booze-cruisers, how using wireless networks can leave you vulnerable to a rip-off, how fairground games can be rigged, and show a pickpocketing technique and a pool bar betting con.

The participants featured in The Real Hustle have either been set up by their family and friends or believe that they are participating in another television programme. After they have been hustled for real any monies or property taken during the hustle are returned to them and their consent for the item to be broadcast is obtained so that viewers can avoid being ripped off by the same scam. Show less

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