HOW THE "I FINISHED MAKING MY DELIVERIES AND I GOT EXTRA STEAKS DO YOU WANT THEM CHEAP" SCAM WORKS
This scam in rampant in NY suburbs in the summer. I guy comes around in a new clean meat delivery truck. He rolls down the street and calls out to people mowing their lawns or contractors working on houses and tells them "I just finished making my deliveries to all the local restaurants and I got prime rib and filet mignon left over, want to buy them cheap??" It is usually black guys but two weeks ago it was a spanish guy.
The meat is professionally wrapped and butchered and it looks good.
The only problem is the meat comes from a milk cow that just dropped dead on a farm in upstate NY. When one dies the farmer sells it to the scammers, asks no questions and pockets the green, that is where the meat comes from.
It is fresh meat because the animal just died. If you try to grill it the steaks will reduce down to 1/4 of their orginal size and are so tough you could strap them to your feet and get a season out of them.
I know this because my uncle and his whole paint crew got scammed by these guys and when they came around the following year my uncle got their plate number and called the cops, who arrested the guys and gave my uncle the lowdown.