Do you ever watch a movie about a guy pulling a fast one and walking away with millions? Or maybe you see on the news a story about a guy holding up a jewelry store and making off with bags of diamonds. While both of these examples are ways to make money illegally, they both make us fantasize, even for a brief moment, what it would be like to make that kind of money in a short amount of time.
Let’s face it, if you make money the honest way like the majority of us do, you know there are a lot of factors that come into play if you want to be wealthy. You need time since you can’t make a boatload of money overnight.
You need to keep your expenses in line too during the years as you your earn an income and you need to save and invest so that your money can grow.
But what if you wanted to make a ton of money quickly. What are you options? Unfortunately, 99.9% of the options don’t follow the letter of the law. Still, it would be fun to fantasize so I came up with this list of 14 ways to make money illegally.
Please note that the ideas listed below are for entertainment purposes only and you should not, under any circumstance, actually consider trying any of these out.
But if you are here because you really have considered these ways to make money, stick through to the end.
I’ll offer you some options that are legal and that you can actually use to make money (and in some cases rather quickly).
With that said, let’s have some fun!
How To Make Money Illegally 14 Different Ways
#1. Rob A Bank
This is a classic option. Get a ski mask and gun and you are pretty much set. Of course, you are pretty much guaranteed of getting caught too. There are just too many things that can go wrong that makes robbing a bank just not worth it. Think about it.
- You have to figure out the odds of the bank having a decent amount of money on hand (this varies through the week and the year)
- You have to take into account dye-packs in the bag of money
- You have to figure out how to avoid all of the cameras.
To make it worth it, you would need to make a huge heist. After you steal the money, you need to launder it so that it cannot be traced back to you, which carries with a whole new set of risks. All the while, you have hundreds of cops and federal agents looking for you.
Living your life in hiding or always looking over your shoulder when you go out won’t be much fun.
#2. Rob A Convenience Store
Same idea as above, but odds are you are going to have to rob a handful of stores to make anything worth the effort. Most stores now only keep a small amount of cash on hand and you also run the risk of trying to rob from a store that has a worker with a shotgun!