21. Disappearing Acts
First reports of this type of scam, occurred around the 1800s. Now, this type of scam is known as retail theft. Retail theft occurs when a team of two people come into stores and take small, but high-quality items.
Then, these scammers would ask to have the goods delivered, and once received, would disappear. This left the delivery service or individual without a payment.
Today, this type of scam has totaled to an average of $35 million a year.