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What if you could beat the Government?.
Each year, our government spends millions of dollars protecting one of the most vital asset this country has: paper currency. The FBI has developed methods to detect, prevent, and eliminate fraud using elite fraud-prevention technology.
What if you could visibly alter the state of our currency? What if you could cause the seal on a borrowed, signed bill to slowly MOVE from one side of the bill all the way across to the other?
What would happen?
Shot on location at San Quentin Federal Prison and at Ellusionist's West Coast Studios, FRAUD is Daniel Garcia at his best.
Jam-packed with street performances and detailed instruction, Garcia leaves no rock unturned.
The beauty of FRAUD is its simplicity. A spectator's signed, borrowed bill and your hands - that's it. At the end, they are left with their signed bill still in hand-- visibly altered in a manner they know is impossible.
The seal on the signed bill is pushed from one side of the bill all the way to the other.
Start clean. End clean. They can examine your hands, the bill, and the Sharpie to their heart's content. There's nothing to do but take their bill home with them and start showing it to people.
Garcia previously gave this to a few trusted friends. Now he gives it to you in the Ellusionist-produced DVD
Follow Garcia as he performs FRAUD and explains the brilliant technique behind it.
Shot in Sony High Definition and mastered to DVD in pristine Ellusionist quality. Not available as a download.
The reason I gave this a three star is not that it's a bad effect, or not well thought out, it's the fact that defacing money is illegal, and you have to deface money to make the gimmick. I don't know about everyone else performing this effect, but I feel guilty and slightly unsafe doing this. I mean, the DVD says that you perform this effect at your own risk! SCARY! I just don't like this, and will therefore not use this effect.
The actual effect: the performance, creation of the gimmick, and ability to hand it out for a souvenir however, are very smart and well thought out.
Great effect ellusionist!
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Fraud is "Scary Good"! I mean that it is soo impossible that it will fool all who witness it!
What a great effect and a well-thought out method! The preparation is well-worth the effort and you'll get such killer reactions when you hand them the bill. This is a winner!