Selling the Brooklyn Bridge

selling the brooklyn bridgeThis bridge has been ‘sold’ many times since it was completed in 1883. Notorious con-artist, George Parker, pulled this calculated scam again and again, convincing his victims of the fortunes they could make by charging tolls. Many of the new ‘owners’ discovered they had been scammed after authorities ordered them to remove their homemade gates and tollbooths.

Where: New York City, New York 

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