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Confidence Artists

Why I'm Glad I Was Swindled

Amy Reading | Posted 07.10.2012 | Money
Amy Reading

The con that ensnared me was a mundane one, which made it all the more undetectable. It wasn't an ungrammatical email promising fantastic riches, but a perfectly ordinary financial transaction with two very nice people.

The 12 Best Con Artist Schemes Ever

Amy Reading | Posted 06.10.2012 | Books
Amy Reading

America has always admired a good confidence artist, that sleek and clever shyster whose fancy words promise a golden future. He is a direct descendent of mythic anti-heroes like cowboys or noir detectives, who exploit the ragged edges of the modern world.