Updated: Tue, 08 Oct 2013 13:30:00 GMT | By Leo Daly, Ed Solza
The world's most memorable conmen: Pictures

Infamous hustlers

Wealthy man (© Jupiterimages/Getty Images)
  • Wealthy man (© Jupiterimages/Getty Images)
  • William Thompson (© Getty Images)
  • Bernie Madoff (© Getty Images/Getty Images)
  • Charles Ponzi (© CSU Archives / Everett Collection / Rex Features)
  • Victor Lustig (© © Bettmann/CORBIS)
  • The Eiffel Tower (© (c) Etienne Laurent/Xinhua Press/Corbis)
  • Gregor McGregor (© PD/WikimediaCommons)
  • Honduras (© AP)
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These days we can hardly get through checking our email without the offer of some hottie in our very own neighbourhood wanting to make us rich overnight – and cure our loneliness too. Or the good news that Prince What's-His-Name from wherever needs a deposit of only $1,000 so that he can transfer through a million to us. But cons like these are nothing special. Here we take a look at five of the most memorable hucksters ever to hustle.

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