- Hardcover: 190 pages
- Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 28, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1442207310
- ISBN-13: 978-1442207318
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.8 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,462,853 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Con: How Scams Work, Why You're Vulnerable, and How to Protect Yourself
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Career magician and identity theft expert Munton teams with writer McLeod to deliver this fascinating, informative, and highly entertaining primer on the various ways the uninitiated may find themselves ripped off by a con artist. (Publishers Weekly)
About the Author
James Munton is an expert in deception and misdirection. A successful magician, James provides entertainment, marketing and training for corporations and organizations. He has performed for Hillary Clinton, former Vice President Cheney and three times at the White House. He is an in-demand speaker on the subjects of identity theft and data breaches. He has appeared on Fox 5 News and ABC Morning News (Washington, D.C.) and in a National Geographic Television documentary special. He has been featured in articles in The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. He is a past president of the National Capital chapters of both the International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Society of American Magicians.
Jelita McLeod is an award-winning writer who has worked in marketing, advocacy and public relations for more than a decade. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, International Educator, The College Board Review and Vital Speeches of the Day. Her commentary has aired on the National Public Radio program All Things Considered. Currently a freelance writer, she has served as a full-time speechwriter and as director of external relations at the Fulbright Association. She previously worked at the British Embassy in Washington, D.C., at Georgetown University, and overseas in England and Japan.
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Anyone who uses credit cards, an ATM card, the Internet, even the U.S. Postal system, will find something to learn in this book. I've never seen the subject handled so systematically, thoroughly, and accessibly. The individual chapters - each focusing on a different type of con or scam - each start with a real-life tale of theft and end with strategies and resources to protect yourself from this specific type of scam.
Before you spend money on credit-monitoring services, or identity theft insurance, or any other plan to have someone else protect you, make a much smaller investment in this book and learn how you can protect yourself!
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Having adopted crimes against humor as my own specialty, using a book like The Con (2011) by James Munton and Jelita McLeod to point out...Read more