And the Eiffel Tower was destined to fall.. That article did not go unnoticed by the world's most famous swindler, but his experience in fraud and fraud made him read it from another perspective and use it in a fraud process that is the most famous in the world.
A diabolical idea brewed in the mind of the handsome charlatan, "Victor," that does not occur to anyone, and he decided to sell the "Eiffel Tower", as it was disfigured due to the destruction that affected it after the First World War.
Victor offered the idea of selling the Eiffel Tower to 6 businessmen, and met them in a hotel with the “bait” he uses to trap his victim, a forged card.
The papers were proving that “Victor” works as an official spokesman for the French government, and he was not satisfied with that, but he presented them with false papers proving that he was the deputy director general of the Ministry of Post and Telegraph, to reassure him.
He spoke to them tactfully about the French government's plan to repair the Eiffel Tower, and that the government was unable to pay for its restoration, so it decided to demolish it and sell it as "junk".
Victor told the dealers that the sale would be confidential for the time being, because the decision to sell the Eiffel Tower would cause quite a stir.
His merchant victims listened attentively to him, and even believed him and told them that they had been chosen because they had a good reputation among the merchants, and that his task was to choose one of them to win the purchase of the Eiffel Tower. ****************** Victor kept watching the reactions of his victims from the six merchants, to choose one of them to be the most enthusiastic among them.
Victor chose Andre Bosson, one of the six merchants, after he saw enthusiasm and was convinced of the sale of the Eiffel Tower, but the famous swindler faced an obstacle that the victim's wife was suspicious of the matter.
Which made "Victor" use his experience in deception and fraud, where he met his victim, "Andre" and told him that he works as an employee and his salary is not enough for him to live in a high standard.
So Andrei understood that Victor was nothing but a bribed employee and assured that the offer would apply to him, in exchange for giving him a bribe of money.
Victor succeeded in completing the most famous fraud in history, and obtained from his victim the price of selling the tower, commission and bribery, and the merchant, Andrea, was unable to report the incident to the French police.
And he discovered that he had been subjected to the biggest fraud of his life, while "Victor" fled to Austria.
The famous swindler was not satisfied with the monument to “Andrea” by pretending to sell the Eiffel Tower, but he returned to France again and erected another person in the same way, but his second victim reported the police and “Victor” managed to escape with his intelligence.
One of the most successful scams in which “Victor Lustig” was, was the sale of the currency copier box, where he was offering people a box that he claimed to copy $100 every 6 hours.
The famous swindler managed to sell it to more than 30 thousand dollars, and the fund was already copying 100 dollars every 6 hours, but after 12 hours it copies white papers after the money ran out, only to discover that its victims had signed a fraud par excellence.
Victor Lustig was arrested by the police after he was accused of falsifying the operation, after his mistress reported him to the police because of his jealousy for his association with another, and he was sentenced to prison until he died in 1947 after suffering from pneumonia.