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How To Become A Professional Con Artist

Author : Dennis M. Marlock
Publisher : Paladin Press
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2001-09-01
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1581602693

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A fool and his money are soon parted, so the saying goes. And if the job is done right, the fool doesn't even realize it's happened until the wily con artist has moved on to the next victim or the next town. In this entertaining and eye-opening book, Dennis M. Marlock, a retired cop and chairman of the board for the international law enforcement organization Professionals Against Confidence Crime, takes the reader into the mind and greedy heart of the con man. You'll learn the mechanics behind famous swindles such as the pigeon drop, the Jamaican switch, bank-examiner schemes, three-card monte and even fortune-telling. You'll find out why a good scam artist rarely gets caught and, if he does, how he gets away with the lightest punishment or no punishment at all. If you've ever read a news story about a sucker getting taken and wondered how he could have fallen for that, you need to read this book before an honest-faced stranger offers you a deal too good to pass up.

Noah the Con Artist

Author : Elizabeth Gordon
Publisher : Enslow Publishing, LLC
Page : 90 pages
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Release : 2021-02-01
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781538382400

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Noah the Con Artist by Elizabeth Gordon Pdf

Noah is an artist. Ever since he learned to draw, people have been impressed by his remarkable skills. When there's an art contest at The Club, Noah is certain that he'll win the big prize, until he sees Milo's painting. Noah is scared. Everyone expects Noah to win the contest. If he loses, he believes he'll lose the one skill he's most proud of. Noah is determined to beat Milo, but at what cost? Is winning worth compromising his values?

The Confidence Game

Author : Maria Konnikova
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 354 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2016
Category : Psychology
ISBN : 9780525427414

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A compelling investigation into the minds, motives, and methods of con artistsand the people who fall for their cons over and over again.

Charmers and Con Artists

Author : Sandra Scott
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 48,6 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Counseling
ISBN : 1414108915

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The Lies of Locke Lamora

Author : Scott Lynch
Publisher : Del Rey
Page : 754 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 2007-06-26
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780553588941

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“Remarkable . . . Scott Lynch’s first novel, The Lies of Locke Lamora, exports the suspense and wit of a cleverly constructed crime caper into an exotic realm of fantasy, and the result is engagingly entertaining.”—The Times (London) An orphan’s life is harsh—and often short—in the mysterious island city of Camorr. But young Locke Lamora dodges death and slavery, becoming a thief under the tutelage of a gifted con artist. As leader of the band of light-fingered brothers known as the Gentleman Bastards, Locke is soon infamous, fooling even the underworld’s most feared ruler. But in the shadows lurks someone still more ambitious and deadly. Faced with a bloody coup that threatens to destroy everyone and everything that holds meaning in his mercenary life, Locke vows to beat the enemy at his own brutal game—or die trying. Praise for The Lies of Locke Lamora “Fresh, original, and engrossing . . . gorgeously realized.”—George R. R. Martin “Right now, in the full flush of a second reading, I think The Lies of Locke Lamora is probably in my top ten favorite books ever. Maybe my top five. If you haven’t read it, you should. If you have read it, you should probably read it again.”—Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind “A unique fantasy milieu peopled by absorbing, colorful characters . . . Locke’s wit and audacity endear him to victims and bystanders alike.”—The Seattle Times “A true genre bender, at home on almost any kind of fiction shelf . . . Lynch immediately establishes himself as a gifted and fearless storyteller, unafraid of comparisons to Silverberg and Jordan, not to mention David Liss and even Dickens.”—Booklist (starred review) “High-octane fantasy . . . a great swashbuckling yarn of a novel.”—Richard Morgan

Con Artist Dating

Author : Millie Osborne
Publisher : Millie Osborne
Page : 328 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2019-12-01
Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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Romance is supposed to be a mutually beneficial, genuine way to find true love and even marriage. Whether you find your partner online or unplugged, it is important to know the subtle yet life changing behaviors common to people who want you to love them so that they can take advantage of your will, your money, and even your body. Winner of two awards, this book is a personal guided tour that helps you explore the well-concealed world of con artists operating on people like you and me. The guide does not judge your romance decisions but, instead, provides enlightenment that boosts critical thinking and analysis-two progressive assets in all aspects of life, especially when building relationships. This self-help guide will empower you with the knowledge to judge relationships accurately and confidently for yourself. This is what people think after reading Con Artist Dating: "In an age of countless internet and social media scams, relationship scams may be the cruelest of all, because they prey on the need we all feel for love and affection. The combination of a lonely heart and a con artist who is good at being convincing is a very dangerous one. In this book Millie Osborne wants to give not just potential victims but also their families the information they need to determine when it's not really love someone is after." Tom Roussey, TV Reporter “Dr. Osborne is a psychiatrist, scholar and author who creates a portrait of a personality type personified by a lust for power and profit. Fascinating and often surprising, the book provides many valuable insights and compelling examples of just what it is that defines a “con artist.” The book is a pleasure to read, enlightening readers with all degrees of experience, including parents; and an indispensable guide to anyone interested in the dynamics of con-artistry and its pernicious impact on the victims." Lorraine S. Roth, M.D., Editor of ‘Current Psychiatry’ and Henry J. Roth, Ph.D., Author of ‘Tales from Time Out’ and ‘Climbing Jacobs Ladder’ “Millie Osborne, M.D., psychiatric consultant, is expertly qualified to write a book that guides readers through the world of con artist dating. It has been her passion to relieve human suffering through knowledge and information that enlightens readers. Any woman or man hungry for love should read this unique self-help guide to personal growth and development. It could save them the heartache of emotional and financial harm that results from becoming a victim of deceit. Therapists might want to recommend this book to their heart-broken clients.” John C. Russotto, Ph.D., Mental Health Consultant "Soul searching...a relentlessly honest and powerful guide that leaves you shaken and thankfully educated. This book takes a deep dive into illuminating the unforeseen, unanticipated and unsettling social and moral consequences involving manipulative behaviors. This is required reading that will leave you empowered and strengthened.” Yvonne L. Taylor, Ph.D., MSN, NP “Human relationships are dominated by people who take advantage of human gullibility and perceived needs masquerading as wants. As long as humans want to believe things for reasons having nothing to do with facts and evidence, there will always be unscrupulous people who come along and take advantage of that by feeding such beliefs which do not require any demonstrable and credible evidence. Skepticism is the virtue which is far more likely to save one from being conned by creeps everywhere and in all aspects of life, not just dating. Finding the right people in life in whom you can place your trust is everything, and the only way to find them is by seeing how well their actions match their words - basically facts and evidence, just like one would use to determine if a certain factor is the cause of an observed outcome. Anyone can say anything, but it is what one does - well that is your evidence.” -Anonymous

The Con Artist Handbook

Author : Joel Levy
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 160 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2004-10-01
Category : Swindlers and swindling
ISBN : 1903070341

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Get wise with the 'Con Artist's Handbook' as it blows the lid on the secrets of the successful con artist and his con games. Get inside the hustler's head and find out what makes him tick. Learn how the world's most infamous scams are set up and performed.

A Con Artist in Paris

Author : Franklin W. Dixon
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 50,6 Mb
Release : 2017-09-05
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781481490061

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A Con Artist in Paris by Franklin W. Dixon Pdf

The Hardy brothers investigate after the world's most expensive pen is stolen from their hotel in Paris. Everyone thinks that the thief is the celebrated graffiti artist, Le Stylo, but the brothers are not convinced.

How to become an honest con artist

Author : Manuel Vera López
Publisher : Manuel Vera López
Page : 102 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2016-06-01
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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How to become an honest con artist by Manuel Vera López Pdf

Who are you? It’s an open, direct and simple (also rude) question. The truth is this is the question that everyone will ask themselves about you. The world has changed. Our life is online now. Do you notice the enormous amount of information you are giving away so others can find it? Some say it’s dangerous. But where some see a problem, others see an opportunity. From a professional point of view, social networks and global access to the internet bring us amazing opportunities. Market yourself; notice your work, your skills, and what you are able and willing to do. Control the information about yourself and manage it so it boosts your image! Make a name for yourself, be respected. Be the one who decides the answer to the question “who are you?” That's what we call Personal Branding, a way leading to a uniquely distinguishable impression. That is what we are going to do in this book, to explore how to build our Personal Brand in an honest and simple way, without lying.

Marketeer Or Pied Piper, Salesman Or Con-Artist

Author : Richard Dadamo
Publisher : iUniverse
Page : 336 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 2008-05
Category : Marketing
ISBN : 9780595511433

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Con Artistry

Author : Instafo,Edwin Piers
Publisher : Instafo
Page : 70 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 2017-04-10
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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Con Artistry by Instafo,Edwin Piers Pdf

Get Inside and Conquer the World of Cons The world can be a deceptive place. There are individuals out there who will do anything to gain something regardless of who they hurt or who they have to deceive. Unfortunately, this practice is only becoming more of the norm. Scammers and con artists seem to be on the rise just waiting to take anything they can from the general public. Cons are all over the news nowadays. You hear about people losing all of their investments, savings, or retirement money due to a scam that they fell into. Now you may think to yourself “Those poor people. But how could they not see that it was a scam? It’s so obvious!” For that particular scam, that may be true. However, scams aren’t always that easy to spot. Cons have a unique set of skills that can make them very difficult to detect. In fact, there are always going to be different new schemes and "big opportunities" that pop up every day, making it nearly impossible to keep track of what is legit and what is sham. Then how does one defend against this art of cons? "Con Artistry" dives head on into the world of cons so that you can safely navigate these treacherous waters without falling prey to them. Pulling back behind this curtain will reveal to you: * Con-artist methodologies used to get close to their victims * Red flags signs to watch out for to determine a con artist * Actions to always have in place to avoid being scammed * Defense techniques to decipher and lure potential cons out * Bag of tricks that cons master employed to play their games * Whistle-blower steps to expose and end the con once and for all * Insider look into all sorts of cons and how to protect against them * And much more! "Con Artistry" will also explore some of the famous schemes and con artists in the past. Often, by examining previous criminals, you can become more aware of how cons operate and target people. From these infamous crooks, you can learn what emotions scammers will exploit and avoid becoming a victim. As a fair warning with this knowledge of con artistry, you promise that you will use it for protection only and not take advantage of other people.

License To Steal

Author : Dennis M. Marlock,John Dowling
Publisher : Paladin Press
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 44,8 Mb
Release : 2007-01-01
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1581605811

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License To Steal by Dennis M. Marlock,John Dowling Pdf

License to Steal -- an in-depth study of the criminal element of the Romani population, a highly organized, secretive empire known as the Gypsy Mafia -- is based on true stories taken from police records, historical data and heartbreaking interviews with victims of various scams. Gypsy Mafia games include burglary, home-improvement rip-offs, fortune-telling, shoplifting, pickpocketing and insurance and credit-card fraud.

Outsmarting the Scam Artists

Author : D. Shadel
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Page : 208 pages
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Release : 2012-01-30
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781118240076

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Outsmarting the Scam Artists by D. Shadel Pdf

A practical guide to avoiding the most common scams, from a fraud-fighting expert U.S. consumers lose billions of dollars each year to scam artists—and the next victim could be you. While anyone can be targeted, many victims are older. In AARP's Outsmarting the Scam Artists, renowned fraud-fighter Doug Shadel offers practical advice for consumers who want to protect their money as well as the financial assets of their parents and families. Despite the rise of scams, many people are embarrassed to admit they've been victimized. The author helps break the cycle of shame by including accounts from the people who've been scammed as well as tips from a surprising source: convicted con artists who reveal how they've defrauded people like you. Get practical tips to combat all kinds of scams, from simple lottery tickets to non-existent oil and gas deals and religious ponzi schemes Learn how to protect yourself by securing your mailbox and fraud-proofing your trash Get inside the head of sophisticated scam artists to discover how you can become the type of individual they avoid Scammers are everywhere. But with Outsmarting the Scam Artists in hand, you can protect yourself and your money.

Heist Society

Author : Ally Carter
Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 2010-02-09
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781423139386

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Heist Society by Ally Carter Pdf

When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her to the case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie traveled to steal the crown jewels. When Kat turned fifteen, she planned a con of her own--scamming her way into the best boarding school in the country, determined to leave the family business behind. Unfortunately, leaving "the life" for a normal life proves harder than she'd expected. Soon, Kat's friend and former co-conspirator, Hale, appears out of nowhere to bring her back into the world she tried so hard to escape. But he has good reason: a powerful mobster's art collection has been stolen, and he wants it returned. Only a master thief could have pulled this job, and Kat's father isn't just on the suspect list, he is the list. Caught between Interpol and a far more deadly enemy, Kat's dad needs her help. For Kat there is only one solution: track down the paintings and steal them back. So what if it's a spectacularly impossible job? She's got two weeks, a teenage crew, and hopefully just enough talent to pull off the biggest heist in her family's (very crooked) history--and, with any luck, steal her life back along the way.

King Con

Author : Paul Willetts
Publisher : Crown
Page : 368 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 2018-08-07
Category : True Crime
ISBN : 9780451495839

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The spellbinding tale of hustler Edgar Laplante—the king of Jazz Age con artists—who becomes the victim of his own dangerous game. Edgar Laplante was a smalltime grifter, an erstwhile vaudeville performer, and an unabashed charmer. But after years of playing thankless gigs and traveling with medicine shows, he decided to undertake the most demanding and bravura performance of his life. In the fall of 1917, Laplante reinvented himself as Chief White Elk: war hero, sports star, civil rights campaigner, Cherokee nation leader—and total fraud. Under the pretenses of raising money for struggling Native American reservations, Laplante dressed in buckskins and a feathered headdress and traveled throughout the American West, narrowly escaping exposure and arrest each time he left town. When the heat became too much, he embarked upon a lucrative continent-hopping tour that attracted even more enormous crowds, his cons growing in proportion to the adulation of his audience. As he moved through Europe, he spied his biggest mark on the Riviera: a prodigiously rich Hungarian countess, who was instantly smitten with the con man. The countess bankrolled a lavish trip through Italy that made Laplante a darling of the Mussolini regime and a worldwide celebrity, soaring to unimaginable heights on the wings of his lies. But then, at the pinnacle of his improbable success, Laplante’s overreaching threatened to destroy him… In King Con, Paul Willetts brings this previously untold story to life in all its surprising absurdity, showing us how our tremendous capacity for belief and our longstanding obsession with celebrity can make fools of us all—and proving that sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.