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How To Become A Professional Con Artist
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The author also makes the assumption that cons have long rap sheets and go to jail quite often, in my career I have been arrested once back in the 80's when I first started out and had a 90 day stay at the gray bar hotel and was given a one way ticket out of town on condition of my release and that I would not talk to the press (The police chief didn't want me to talk to the town reporter)
He also makes the assumption that a con has no friends and no social connection, first rule on being a con, do not con people in your backyard or city for that matter, airline tickets are cheap these days and it is not hard taking a Friday night flight out and a Sunday night flight back (Day job you know in sales)
The author also makes the assumption that all con games are illegal, with the right lawyer that you can bounce off ideas with can come up with how to make it legal.
If you want to get into the business I would still read the book and purchase others on the newer games, if you use any of the tricks in this book you will surly get a stay at the gray bar hotel since these are all well known by now.
Also the author makes note of a lotto scam and you need to be a foreigner from another country to make it work, another reason you can't cash in a lotto ticket yourself is if you owe on child support or back taxes which your winnings will go to pay that off, you don't have to be a big winner in the lotto 5 out of 6 still wins in the thousands.
Just remember seek legal advice before you break the law!
I was expecting form this book that, well, at least it would live up to its title. I wanted a book to describe how cons are created and executed. Anyone hoping to earn a second wage as a con by reading this book better not give up his day job!
Do you want to know how con artists think, feel and act? You should -- if you hope to hang onto a good part of your life savings when you meet one or more of these scoundrels. The information you need is all here, distilled from 31 years of first-hand experience as a police detective investigating frauds and confidence crime.
If you're a potential con artist, thinking that this may provide a blueprint for your success in swindling, you'll discover why you may want to rethink that idea.
How to Become a Professional Con Artist is as entertaining as it is informative. I highly recommend you read it before someone approaches you on the street with a line like this: "Pardon me, ma'am. Look at this wad of cash I just found. Did you happen to lose it?"
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Kind of interesting. Lots of weird, racist digs at g*psies for no reason other than to point out people who are "sneaky". Read morePublished 1 month ago by E. R.
It is pretty clear how one becomes a professional con. Write a book about becoming a professional con, and leave out any information pertaining to the subject matter you claim to... Read morePublished 11 months ago by SuperStudent
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. Read morePublished on July 8, 2013 by arthurarthur
I bought this book so that I might be able to recognize when someone is trying to con me. Even the best religious leaders know The World. They simply choose to be good.Published on April 1, 2013 by Mister Glashaus
Don't waste your money. You can pick up more information by visiting any comedy site on the interne. Or watch a few episodes of the British TV series "Hustle".Published on March 7, 2013 by Dr Garry
This is a very good read. Interesting, fast paced, novel will keep your interest and have you asking for more.Published on February 4, 2013 by Kenneth J Horacek
His Scam School show has some bad tricks but some great ones too. In the book there's a few okay ones but most are pretty stupid. Read morePublished on January 30, 2012 by Rus
I'm an amature magician and got this book in hopes of finding an interesting angel for some of my magic. Read morePublished on January 5, 2010 by I am the eye of Heru