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28th Nov '15 4:28:14 PM eroock
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Good For Bad is a ConMan's {{tale}} that involves arranging a swap of something genuine for something bogus. You give me one dollar of real money for my counterfeit fifty. Better yet, if you have an art masterpiece, I can get you a good replica for your insurance fire.

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Good For for Bad is a ConMan's {{tale}} that involves arranging a swap of something genuine for something bogus. You give me one dollar of real money for my counterfeit fifty. Better yet, if you have an art masterpiece, I can get you a good replica for your insurance fire.
14th Nov '15 5:47:41 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheRockfordFiles'', Jim Rockford uses one of these to recover a stolen pearl necklace. He uses a fake jeweler to convince the thieves that the necklace they stole was a fake, then convinced them to break back in and switch it for one that actually was fake.
* Series/MissionImpossible does this often.

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* In ''TheRockfordFiles'', ''Series/TheRockfordFiles'', Jim Rockford uses one of these to recover a stolen pearl necklace. He uses a fake jeweler to convince the thieves that the necklace they stole was a fake, then convinced them to break back in and switch it for one that actually was fake.
* Series/MissionImpossible ''Series/MissionImpossible'' does this often.
11th May '15 8:55:31 PM eyebones
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Good For Bad is a ConMan's {{tale}} that involves arranging a swap of something genuine for something bogus. You give me one dollar of real money for my counterfeit fifty. Better yet, if you have an art masterpiece I can get you a good replica for your insurance fire.

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Good For Bad is a ConMan's {{tale}} that involves arranging a swap of something genuine for something bogus. You give me one dollar of real money for my counterfeit fifty. Better yet, if you have an art masterpiece masterpiece, I can get you a good replica for your insurance fire.



What? No, man, nobody can counterfeit British money; it's too tough. I just want to avoid any embarrasing conversations with the IRS ...

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What? No, man, nobody can counterfeit British money; it's too tough. I just want to avoid any embarrasing embarrassing conversations with the IRS ...
9th Aug '14 6:33:16 AM Divra
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** This scam is thought to be the root of the word "phony" for "fake". The root comes from the Irish word "faínne", which means "ring".
19th Jun '14 6:05:27 PM MaxWest
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* Used as part of the "bait and switch" scheme. Bait-and-switch involves a business luring customers in notice of a good or service; upon arrival, the advertised good or service is not available but instead the customers get offered one that is more expensive and/or is of poorer quality.
25th May '14 6:13:15 PM KidDynamite
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** According to Frank Abagnale's book (which was the basis for the movie), this incident ultimately cost him big-time as the hooker gave the FBI a description of him, something they didn't have before then.
7th Mar '14 2:32:09 PM Totema
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Compare PigInAPoke, which uses a similar Tale, but sells the item unseen.

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Compare PigInAPoke, which uses a similar Tale, but sells the item unseen. QuickChange is a similar idea, but the amount of money is false, rather than the quality.
17th Nov '13 2:51:58 PM JIKTV
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GoodForBad is a ConMan's {{tale}} that involves arranging a swap of something genuine for something bogus. You give me one dollar of real money for my counterfeit fifty. Better yet, if you have an art masterpiece I can get you a good replica for your insurance fire.

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GoodForBad Good For Bad is a ConMan's {{tale}} that involves arranging a swap of something genuine for something bogus. You give me one dollar of real money for my counterfeit fifty. Better yet, if you have an art masterpiece I can get you a good replica for your insurance fire.



GoodForBad always uses a switch. That is, the bad thing is swapped in for the good thing, without the mark knowing, often using sleight of hand or switching identical bags. The counterfeit money that is being sold looks so good because it ''is'' real money, but it isn't what goes into the bag at the exchange. The "fast" horse twin is the same horse, on drugs. The last time you ever see the real art masterpiece is when you give it over to be replicated.

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GoodForBad Good For Bad always uses a switch. That is, the bad thing is swapped in for the good thing, without the mark knowing, often using sleight of hand or switching identical bags. The counterfeit money that is being sold looks so good because it ''is'' real money, but it isn't what goes into the bag at the exchange. The "fast" horse twin is the same horse, on drugs. The last time you ever see the real art masterpiece is when you give it over to be replicated.
6th Jun '13 10:20:28 AM bkitu
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* In ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan,'' [[ConMan Frank Abagnale]] overpays a high-class prostitute with a phony check and receives his change in cash, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome effectively tricking a gorgeous hooker into paying him $400 for a night of testing the hotel's bedsprings.]]

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* In ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan,'' [[ConMan Frank Abagnale]] overpays a high-class prostitute with a phony cashier's check and receives his change in cash, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome effectively tricking a gorgeous hooker into paying him $400 for a night of testing the hotel's bedsprings.]]]]
** Frank avoids getting the JerkAss tag for this because the hooker was not up-front with him about what she was. He thought he had simply found an attractive woman willing to take a romp with him. It wasn't until they were about to... seal the deal that she started negotiating a very steep price for her services. Once Frank caught on that he was effectively being conned himself, he took the opportunity to turn the tables on her.
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