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Fishy fraud
By Elleda Wilson

The Daily Astorian

Published on September 7, 2018 12:01AM

From the Believe It or Not file: A fish market in Kuwait was closed down recently for trying to make their fish look flipping fresh by putting plastic googly eyes over their not-so-fresh-looking real peepers, reports (

The ruse was discovered when a video of the faulty fish made the rounds at WhatsApp. Then photos of the plastic eyes falling off turned up all over social media, and were picked up by the newspaper Al Bayan. The photo shown is from Al Bayan’s Twitter feed, @bayan_kw

Kuwait seems to be a hotbed of fishy fraud. In July, a fishmonger put steel nails in his fish to make them heavier, therefore more valuable. What’s next?


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