Confessions of a scam artist

Wednesday, 7 August 2002, 9:01 AM EST

It was so easy to steal. It was just a little white lie at first, a lie worth about $30. Then $50. Then $100. What’s the harm, thought “Hue.” Buyers didn’t seem to even notice that the laptop computers he sold were much slower than advertised. “These guys are total idiots,” Hue thought. “I could pass these off as the world’s fastest computers.” Scamming Internet users is clearly child’s play — Hue was only 15, but he had already become an accomplished con artist.

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