OK, this is a book. But not your normal list of ‘smartypants things you can do’ kind of book, oh dear me no! Through the pages of this work of art, you will meet and greet various unnamed punters who are always going to lose a tenner a time for their further education in the Art of Scams etc. You will also meet Sid ‘The Kid’, cautious Jim, Mike, Smartarse Stan, great Uncle Harold, Bob the Belly, Gazza & Dave, Typhoon Ted the Pool expert, Keith and Einstein the Quiz Champions, Marilyn, cute but not too bright, Mickey, Fred the Football Freak, Dave & Baz, Gemma, and The Hulk – muscle bound and not quite as bright as Marilyn.
Split into five sections, the book takes you on a tour of the finest scams, rigged bets and general cheating available. At the same time it’s like a succession of good nights out at the pub and almost reads like a novel.
Out of the 100 scams, I’d already heard of no more than a couple which means I either live an honest and sober life or I was ready to be scammed! If nothing else, this book will show you how easy it is to lose a tenner (or more!) to subtle psychology and clever wordings. Buy it, read it, memorise it.
Excellent value for money: worth far more than the cover price!