About the Scam
Three Card Monte is another bunko scheme commonly played by three swindlers and is similar to the Jamaican Switch
. It is a basic skill game played with three cards. The victim is enticed or pressured to play the game and must pick the odd card to win. You cannot win at this game.
How to Avoid
- Beware of strangers offering to pay a large sum of money for a ride. This is one way you are drawn into the scheme.
- Beware of strangers who exhibit a large roll of money.
- Don't gamble for any reason with anyone you just met on the street.