This is the cleverest scam i have come across…
THE CLOTHESLINE SCAM
One of the most clever scams was perpetrated by Steve Comisar of Beverly Hills, California. He is currently serving time in Federal Prison for a separate fraud case..
Comisar would run ads in the national magazines offering a “Solar Powered Clothes Dryer” for only $49.95. His ads stated that the “Scientifically Proven Space Age Clothes Dryer” was guaranteed to work for five years provided there was adequate sunlight.
The devices were described as “Uses no batteries or electricity” and comes with “Free Shipping”.
Unsuspecting customers would purchase the clothes dryer only to receive a length of clothesline.