It’s a veritable Golden Age for grifts out there, so why should mom be left out of the fun? We’ve rounded up our favorite non-blood-collecting scams, cons, and heists to make this Mother’s Day one she’ll never forget!

The Macaroni Chase: At the age of four, give your mother a macaroni necklace you made in school for Mother’s Day. Give her a new macaroni necklace every year. What she doesn’t know? Each one has a tiny slip of paper in one of the macaroni tubes with the password to a different Cayman Island’s bank account to which you have been…

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