235 - Victor Lustig, The Man Who Sold The Eiffel Tower

Victor Lustig is one of the most notorious conmen who ever lived. He grifted around Europe and North America using dozens of aliases and disguises to con unsuspecting people with a series of complex scams. His most famous con is selling The Eiffel Tower, not once but twice.


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REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/man-who-sold-eiffel-tower-twice-180958370/

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-smoothest-con-man-that-ever-lived-29861908/

https://allthatsinteresting.com/victor-lustig

https://uselessinformation.org/lustig/index.html

https://observer.com/2016/12/the-most-profitable-lie-ever-told-in-history/

https://medium.com/@margolestz/in-1925-victor-lustig-sold-the-eiffel-tower-even-though-it-wasnt-his-b41a3863a36f

http://www.angelfire.com/pro/hoaxes/VictorLustig.htm

https://peoplepill.com/people/victor-lustig/

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