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The Resource The art of the con : how to think like a real hustler and avoid being scammed, R. Paul Wilson ; foreword by Frank Abagnale Jr., author of Catch me if you can

The art of the con : how to think like a real hustler and avoid being scammed, R. Paul Wilson ; foreword by Frank Abagnale Jr., author of Catch me if you can

Label
The art of the con : how to think like a real hustler and avoid being scammed
Title
The art of the con
Title remainder
how to think like a real hustler and avoid being scammed
Statement of responsibility
R. Paul Wilson ; foreword by Frank Abagnale Jr., author of Catch me if you can
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A sucker is still born every minute. In this modern and interconnected world, con-men are lurking everywhere--it's never been easier for them to dupe us, take from us, and infiltrate our lives. One of the world's leading and celebrated experts on con-games takes the reader through the history of cons, how they've been updated to the modern age, how they work, how to spot them, and how to protect yourself from being the victim of one. R. Paul Wilson is a con-man who works for the other side--our side. He has spent a lifetime learning, performing, studying, and teaching about the ins and outs of the con world in order to open up our eyes to the dangers lurking about us--and to show us how not to get taken. Paul has never made a living as a con-man, profiting off of marks--he has used his expertise throughout his life to help people avoid cons. In this fascinating book, Paul takes the reader through the history and developments of the con game, what elements from the past are based on basic human psychology and have stood the test of time, what has been updated for the modern era and how it's getting used in the computer age, the structure of how these cons work, and--most importantly--how to recognize one, protect yourself and your loved ones, and avoid becoming just another sucker"--
  • "R. Paul Wilson is a con-man who works for our side. He has spent a lifetime learning, performing, studying, and teaching about the ins and outs of the con world to open up our eyes to the dangers lurking about us, and to show us how not to get taken"--
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DLC
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Wilson, R. Paul
Dewey number
613.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6691
LC item number
.W554 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Fraud
  • Fraud
  • Deception
  • REFERENCE / Personal & Practical Guides
  • Deception
  • Fraud
  • Fraud
  • Swindlers and swindling
Label
The art of the con : how to think like a real hustler and avoid being scammed, R. Paul Wilson ; foreword by Frank Abagnale Jr., author of Catch me if you can
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 357 pages
Isbn
9781493000609
Lccn
2014031669
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
1376642
System control number
  • ocn870987318
  • (OCoLC)870987318
Label
The art of the con : how to think like a real hustler and avoid being scammed, R. Paul Wilson ; foreword by Frank Abagnale Jr., author of Catch me if you can
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 357 pages
Isbn
9781493000609
Lccn
2014031669
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
1376642
System control number
  • ocn870987318
  • (OCoLC)870987318

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