Malaysia's The Star news Web site has an offbeat story today that I can't pass up. It's about a plastics company that was duped of 2,000 Malaysian Ringgit (about US$613) by a pair of alleged con men. According to the story, the con started when the pair visited the plastics company on June 4, asking about buying plastic bags. One alleged con man asked the company owner for change for a 50. Then he asked to see how much money the owner had in his wallet. The next thing you know, the wallet is empty and the poor company owner is explaining the scam to a press conference. Yikes. Talk about embarrassing. But the icing on the cake is the description of the suspects: Two foreign-looking men, in their 30s, "wearing strong cologne." So apparently the police are looking for George and Yortuk Festrunk -- Saturday Night Live's "two wild and crazy guys."
Beware of smelly con men
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