What are the haps my friends

August 24th, 2011: In regards to yesterday's comic, a bunch of people emailed me to let me know this had been done on Derren Brown's show in the UK. So if you're in England, that's probably why the scam seemed familiar! On a similar theme, Wikipedia's List of Confidence Tricks makes for fascinating reading. After you're done with it you'll be better prepared to recognize some common scams! And ALSO, some ones that will only affect you if you are a prospective mine owner.

One year ago today: replace "conversation" with "convention" and the comic still totally works, but it does raise some questions as to how you got yourself into that sticky wicket in the first place

– Ryan

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