The Real Hustle - Series 3 - Episode 1

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. How do you sell someone a box of paper for two hundred pounds? In this first episode we find out how as the boys attempt one of the oldest cons in the book as they pull off 'The Murphy Game'. The hustlers demonstrate how checking in to a hotel can clear out your bank account as Alex and Jess play a clever game of distraction in a hotel lobby. By pretending to be the hotel concierge, Alex acquires the credit card details of the guests and nobody's the wiser. Jess also demonstrates how to win drinks from your mates as she shows us another gravity-defying bar bet. 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.


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  • Presenter Alexis Conran
  • Presenter Paul Wilson
  • Presenter Jessica Clement

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