There’s a Reason Why You Never Heard of This Insanely Intricate McDonald’s Monopoly Scam

Be honest: have you heard of the McDonald’s Monopoly scam before the new HBO documentary series came out? Probably not. And it’s for a good reason. It’s not that it’s boring or uneventful – because it’s anything but. And it’s not because it has delicate information that the public can’t know about – it’s all public information now. The reason you haven’t heard about this insane ‘90s scandal is that the trial literally began the day before the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001.


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Yeah, exactly. Now, it makes total sense why people basically forgot about it, right? But now that nearly two decades have passed, the clouds have parted, and we can take a look into what really happened in the notorious McDonald’s Monopoly scam that resulted in more than $24 million cheated out of the system.

It all starts with a man who was as Uncle Jerry…

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