How to Get Away with Stealing

How to Get Away with StealingThis short documentary looks at how easy it is to make fake passports and scam the rich into trusting you with thousands of dollars.

If the fraud industry were its own country, it would have the fifth strongest economy in the world, just ahead of the UK.

Meet the fraudsters who're making a killing from the fastest growing crime on Earth.

VICE showcases the British fraud industry and the unapologetic mindset of the type of people who turn to that life to make a living.

It's interesting to see it from their perspective, but it's nothing short of violating to know that these are the types of people who think identity theft, credit damage and stealing are viable ways to make a living.

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Ratings: 7.14/10 from 14 users.

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30 Comments / User Reviews


    fraud from the top to the bottom, when the entire financial system is based on fraud (they call it rehypothecation in london) then everyone is going to do it.

  2. Robert Tapia
  3. Robert Tapia

    Simple, ask Wall Street

  4. David Ewer
  5. David Ewer

    Hooray - Britain leads the world at something...

  6. Bob Trees
  7. Bob Trees

    These VICE dudes have been putting out some pretty good docu vids. Glad to see TD pick up on what these guys are doing.

  8. jeremyshepherd.foreva
  9. jeremyshepherd.foreva

    “When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it”

    ? Frederic Bastiat

  10. CapnCanard
  11. CapnCanard

    So you wanna be a thief? Try a career in Banking... or insurance.

  12. Bad_Conduct
  13. Bad_Conduct


  14. dmxi
  15. dmxi

    i too hold my british passport with pride.

  16. KsDevil
  17. KsDevil

    It would appear the main culpret in financial fraud is the retail store. The weakest link in the chain. Just as greedy and the criminal and just as uncaring on the results of thier actions.
    So why aren't stores being targeted by banks for their poor security measures?
    One can only cnclude that the stores and the banks make money from that enterprise and prosecuting fraudsters is just for show.

  18. bringmeredwine
  19. bringmeredwine

    Very fun and interesting doc. I loved the old guy's house.

  20. Manu Hashidate
  21. Manu Hashidate

    Anyone else notice just how glazed those girls eyes were? And what a preposterously vain and sad lump that Dave Courtney is!

  22. Jamthis
  23. Jamthis

    Scum bags. Thick headed dumb asses. I would so love to get my hands around the necks of the twits that continue to send me scam emails from nirobi. Show em the end of the barrel. I have been robbed and it changed my life. Do it again MF I'm waiting for you.

  24. Ana
  25. Ana

    bloody drunks. all a bunch of drunks

  26. Drdocwilmot
  27. Drdocwilmot

    This movie is a fraud as it does not tell one s***... it simply shows people who engage in fraud.

  28. traveller
  29. traveller

    All criminals are worthless maggots and the only rehabilitation for those vermin would be a bullet into the back of their head regardless age age or gender.Maggots only breed more maggots so this is the only way to cull this
    filth from society.Home invasion should carry the death penalty
    see how quickly this crime would disappear.
    Sure the brainless unaffected do-gooder will howl..let them.
    about time we got rid of those idiots also

  30. tomregit
  31. tomregit

    By all means, let's get rid of anyone who disagrees with you. BTW maggots are a form of larvae and don't breed.

  32. Coupon4
  33. Coupon4

    Spoken like a true simpleton!

    If that's your master plan, then you can start by offing nearly all of your politicians, CEO's CFO's COO's CTO's in every major corporation. Then please continue on with world bodies such as WTO, IMF - World Bank, CFR, Trilateral Commission, ect...

    Oh, and media exes that feed us all an array corrupt garbage on a daily basis.

    These are the mfo's that keep us enslaved and drive people into desperation to commit such crimes in the first place.

    And while your at it, yourself, you seems really stupid.

  34. capdanks30
  35. capdanks30

    I was at a funeral last August and I needed gas to drive home 300 K.At the gas station my Visa Gold card was rejected ? Thank god I had a debit card for gas.

    Apparently,someone was flying to spain on my card as I was trying to buy gas so the Visa company killed my card.

    The criminal organization called me a month later to sell me identity thieft protection.I knew it was the criminals so I told them off.

    I said " I don't mind you stelling my Visa and flying to spain but the next time you do it at least offer me a ticket " I would like to see Spain.

    The guy was trying not to laugh SO HARD and we became good friends in some way.The bank got screwed and that was even better.

  36. simona kenda
  37. simona kenda

    Oh, I ment to coment on this doc but it went to S. Korea story and I don't feel like rewriting it, sorry Vlatko, First time comemment!

  38. Bytor
  39. Bytor

    This is sad in that the main guy is kinda likable even though he does bad things that ultimatly hurt many people on an individual level. I wish they wouldent portray people like this in a good light and simple portray them as they really are, evil people that simply take from others. Its that easy...

  40. gust
  41. gust


  42. Fh
  43. Fh

    But it makes the other shites, feel good about themselves, so that's why they watch it.

  44. Dfg
  45. Dfg

    They breed. Look around you.

  46. Lkhjdfasd
  47. Lkhjdfasd


    It's not like it's an American one, relax!

  48. aguasilver
  49. aguasilver

    Amateurs, compared to the bankers, who actually stole trillions more than a new pair of Nikes and a tart or two.

  50. SpidermanVitamin
  51. SpidermanVitamin

    So a 'former' con artist starts a company that specializes in combating con artists. And then makes a video that you might say encourages 'petty' fraud by showing just how simple it is. Looks like just another one of his schemes.

    I agree that these are amateur examples when compared with the fraud committed by governments, corporations, and underground organizations.

  52. dmxi
  53. dmxi

    i'm so relaxed that one could believe i'm 'dead',me old chap!

  54. wcb123
  55. wcb123

    30 million my arse!

  56. UnclearFizzyCyst
  57. UnclearFizzyCyst

    LMFAO. Amateurs, the lot of 'em.

  58. Douglas Jason LoConti
  59. Douglas Jason LoConti

    nice. you lick your mom with that mouth? Just btw- if you were STARVING would you steal to feed your family? I bet you'd steal for yourself Watch twilight zone (orig.) ep. titled "Four people in a small room".. see if you don't go savage when you are on day four with no food. Day one most NICE people share the food.. day 5,6,7,......8? You would KILL for a sliver of a PEANUT, Jack sparrow style. that's all. At least they aren't killing people for no damn reason whatsoever.

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