How To Become A Professional Con Artist

How To Become A Professional Con Artist

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by Dennis M. Marlock
     
 

ISBN-10: 1581602693

ISBN-13: 9781581602692

Pub. Date: 09/01/2001

Publisher: Paladin Press


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…  See more details below

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581602692
Publisher:
Paladin Press
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
152
Sales rank:
516,497
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Change Raising
Chapter 2: Deceptive Honesty
Chapter 3: Mind Games
Chapter 4: Tools of the Trade
Chapter 5: The Characteristics of a Fool
Chapter 6: Big Cons
Chapter 7: Short Cons
Chapter 8: Allies, Enemies, and Survival Tactics
Chapter 9: For Cops Only
Chapter 10: Final Truths
Bibliography

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How To Become A Professional Con Artist 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
arthurauthorart More than 1 year ago
The pigeon drop and the bank-examiner scheme were two of my favorite cons in this book. Dennis Marlock takes the reader carefully through dozens of confidence cons. An interesting read.