This never ends well. I don’t watch much TV, but when I find a show I like, I have a hard time doing anything else. On my recent Singapore Airlines flight from San Francisco to Hong Kong I watched “Scam City: Buenos Aires.” I had never heard of the show before, though once I saw it I was hooked. It’s more or less a documentary about a guy who travels to cities around the world and falls for the most common scams. But the thing that’s awesome about the show is that he doesn’t just fall for the scams, but he tries to get to the bottom of them to figure out the strategy and business behind it. In other words if he’s given counterfeit money he wants to find out how much of a spread the person distributing it gets, and who they get it from. And then he tries to find the distributor. It’s a really, really fascinating show for anyone that likes travel.
And then here’s the one I saw on my flight about Buenos Aires:
There are lots more on YouTube, so if you have some free time this is entertainment that’s tough to beat…
Anyone else hooked on these as much as I am?