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How To Scam Free Money Out Of NYC Tourists

Just trick them into thinking a statue is a street performer.

1. The ruse:

There’s a statue of a woman on NYC’s High Line park that looks almost like one of those street performers who paint themselves silver and stand perfectly still. Just set out a pot in front of the statue, and let tourists drop their change in. Jeff Greenspan tried it, and it totally worked (he gave all the money collected to a real street performer).

2. (a real “living statue” street performer)

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Katie Notopoulos is a senior editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Notopoulos writes about the intersection of tech and web culture.
 
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