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The Real Hustle

Series 1

Episode 6

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Factual entertainment series about scams and cons. The team pose as motorbike couriers in city offices, asking to use the phone to trace a pick-up and then ringing up a big premium rate bill. They masquerade as car park attendants, labelling a perfectly functioning ticket machine with a simple out of order sign and then duping the public into paying for a completely fake parking ticket. They also demonstrate how fruit machines can be tampered with to affect your real chances of winning.

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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