Not scamming to get money, but:
First time teenage drivers complete a driver's ed course, and are given a completion card, and told to bring it into the local DMV to be issued an official permit. Despite the fact that the card has red lettering on both sides: This is NOT a Driver's license or permit!; we periodically have the teenager who faithfully drives for at least 6 months (the minimum to move onto the next level) only to have the road test examiner inform them that they are not eligible.
Cue the frantic visit to the DMV: But I have been driving for 6 months! You have to give me credit for that! I can prove I logged my practice driving! I have been driving!
That is when I have to explain that the central DMV's position is that if you have been driving on your completion card, you were doing so illegally, and they will not give you credit for breaking the law. It can be crushing for a 16 year old to be told this, and I try to be gentle, even as I point out the fact that everything in the teen's hand that they received from the driving school warned them to go first to the DMV.
End BG, and enter my little scammer. She happened to get a clerk who had just been written up for being rude to customers. Rude Clerk was bending over backwards to help her. Scammer had lost her original DMV permit, and needed to replace it in order to take her road test. Rude Clerk had scoured the computer records, but could not find her. We tried misspellings of her name, and transpositions of her birthdate. No record.
I am trying to figure out what happened, and I am going through the audit trail. Mom is begging me: There must be some way to back date it. No. The only way, and the absolute ONLY WAY is to prove she received her permit 6 months ago. I keep questioning the girl: "You absolutely did get it?" Oh, yes. Then mom would blurt in: "But if you can't find her, then there is some way to back date it?" NO.
Mom is desperate, and Scammer is smirking at me, so I start asking different questions: What color ink was the stamp that we placed on your permit? Smirk: Black. (We do not place a stamp on the permit). I ask a few more trick questions, and Scammer proudly lies while her mom begs for backdating.
I had offered several times to issue her permit for the first time, but they both refuse, I slide her paperwork back to her: You're lying. Get out.
There is a moment of silence while they look at me, and I smirk (not my finest hour, I concede). Mom and Scammer crumple and leave.