Welcome to the Scamopedia, a repository of the greatest scams, swindles and deceptions from history and the headlines. It is also the home of Scamapalooza, Nicholas’ podcast in which he interviews con artists, magicans, scam historians and other reprobates.

Why your brain just let me steal your wallet

My all-time favourite movie scene¬†comes from Robert Bresson’s Pickpocket.

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Fake monks making real money on the streets of Sydney

I got a Facebook message from The Daily Mail the other day. 

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The Melbourne Magic Festival is dead! Long live Sleight Night

So the Melbourne Magic Festival is over for another year. But here you are, a magic junkie jonesing for your next fix of the impossible.

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The Greatest Magicians Of All Time (you’ve probably never heard of)

Everyone knows the big names in magic. Copperfield. Angel. Penn. Teller. Johnson. But what about those magicians who’ve made an incredible impact on the art of magic even if they aren’t household names outside of the magic community?

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