You’re offered a $1 million game piece for $40,000 dollars. What do you do? As you might expect, this may be an offer you can’t refuse.
A recent and very comprehensive article in the Daily Beast, provides an in-depth look at how the history of McDonald’s Monopoly Game has involved McStings, mobsters and molls. I will not go as in-depth, since I am confined to the fate of the billable hour, but the article raises a number of interesting points concerning the efforts scammers will take to cash in on that golden ticket, including, like our protagonist here, selling it to a purported Colombo crime family member, who, according to the article, looked like Al Capone and was obsessed with The Godfather. (more…)