If you could convince someone that the Eiffel Tower was not only going to be dismantled but then just turned in for scrap, that would be an amazing scam. Not only would you have to find an incredibly gullible person but they would have to be surrounded by gullible people who do not read or listen to any news! Although, it must have been easier to do in the twenties, before television and the internet.
Dismantling the Eiffel Tower for scrap metal was probably not going to happen. It is a big scam, and likely cost that business man millions of dollars. It was almost certainly the biggest con that occurred in 1925 and is one of the biggest scams to occur in all of history.
Conning a businessman out of money to supposedly dismantle the Eiffel Tower for scrap metal is the greatest scam of 1925. In fact, it may be one of the greatest scams of all time, just short of the election of Barack Obama as president. Just goes to show P.T. Barnum was right.
In 1925 the Scopes Trial, a benchmark case involving the teaching of evolution in schools was held. This case brought some of the greatest orators to the courtroom to argue both sides. The scam in this case is that there was a law outlawing the teaching at all. Evolution is scientific fact. That law was perpetuating a scam.