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Wednesday, 24 January 2007

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Scamster Potter pictured yesterday with his crew of fellow scamsters who are working one of the oldest scams in the book

Schoolboy wizard, Harry Potter, has been arrested by Police for working a variation on the 'old empty camera scam'.

Anybody too young to remember this textbook bit of conning here's how it goes.

The grifter sets himself up at a holiday destination and sidles up to tourists at dinner, takes their photo and money promising to be back the next day with their likeness on a dinner plate.

The scam is that the camera has no film and the scamster is never seen again.

Chief Inspector Gandalf told us:

"The lad Potter had set up a variety of websites operating from a flat in Pinner. He was taking money in advanced orders for the third and final book in some trilogy or other but get this; there's no book to be seen and no date for when this alleged book is likely to appear.

Potter's currently at a London Police station assisting us with our enquiries"

JK told The Spoof:

"I'm taking the band in a radical new direction with the next album. We're gonna go for a more funky feel and hope the fans will go with us on this"

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