Bullshit! People skate over PP/Boardwalk easily, then laugh triumphantly as they wave their easily made $200 in your face.
The key to winning is to take up all of Orange properties (St. James/Tenn./NY), throw up houses/hotels as quickly as possible, and wait for any poor sap to go to jail. Easiest $1000 you can make in the game. Getting some Red or Magenta properties complements this strategy well.