The black money scam, sometimes known as the “black dollar scam” or “washwash scam,” is a scam where con artists attempt to obtain money from a victim by convincing them that piles of banknotesized papers are real currenc that has been stained in a heisty.  The “money'” has been dyed black and the victim is persuaded to pay for chemicals to wash the money with a promise that he will share in the proceeds. There are several variations on this theme. Currently, in South Africa, perpetrators of this scam focus on vulnerable, uneducated, uninformed rural people and pensioners.
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