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11th Jul '16 3:15:17 PM nighttrainfm
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10th Jul '16 5:19:37 AM spacealien
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See also TheCon, a lift of specific methods used by con men, ShortCon, which is penny-ante con, and LongCon, which is more elaborate conning operations. TheMark (the victim) and TheTale (the story that convinces them to part with their money) make up the rest of the con; a FakeMark or TheShill may optionally be involved too.

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See also TheCon, a lift of specific methods used by con men, ShortCon, which is a penny-ante con, and LongCon, which is a more elaborate conning operations.operation. TheMark (the victim) and TheTale (the story that convinces them to part with their money) make up the rest of the con; a FakeMark or TheShill may optionally be involved too.
10th Jul '16 5:18:34 AM spacealien
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See also TheCon, a lift of specific methods used by con men, ShortCon, which is penny-ante con Tropes, and LongCon, which is more elaborate conning operations. TheMark (the victim) and TheTale (the story that convinces them to part with their money) make up the rest of the con; a FakeMark or TheShill may optionally be involved too.

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See also TheCon, a lift of specific methods used by con men, ShortCon, which is penny-ante con Tropes, con, and LongCon, which is more elaborate conning operations. TheMark (the victim) and TheTale (the story that convinces them to part with their money) make up the rest of the con; a FakeMark or TheShill may optionally be involved too.
9th Jun '16 5:02:19 PM Jeduthun
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9th Jun '16 4:37:42 PM Jeduthun
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The Con Man (also known as a grifter, matchstick man, scam artist or con artist) attempts to gain the confidence of naive people and part them from their money, or at least play them for a fool long enough to get what they want--that is, to pull off TheCon. Con artists often spin a 'sob story' to hook the victim--maybe their dog is lost, or their car is being towed, or their mother may even be in the hospital. After that, it's all Social Engineering; a truly gifted con artist can get away with almost anything, simply by virtue of appearing sincere and naïve (usually slightly moreso than the victim, on the theory that sympathy almost always gets you something). For complicated cons, the CaperCrew may come into play: large teams might be involved, with each member of the team playing a distinct role.

Hollywood tends to treat Con Men as being one of two extremes. In shows where the Con Man is the star, they are a suave, sophisticated LoveableRogue, who confine their schemes to cheating the rich and the unlikable. The CopShow, however, tends to show a darker side. When a Con Man is an antagonist, they tend to target the vulnerable and sympathetic, such as the elderly, widows, and desperate poor people. They may even be murderous and trick people into their deaths.

See also TheCon, a lift of specific methods used by con men, ShortCon, which is penny-ante con Tropes, and LongCon, which is more elaborate conning operations.

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The Con Man (also known as a grifter, matchstick man, scam artist or con artist) attempts to gain the confidence of [[TheMark naive people people]] and [[AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted part them from their money, money]], or at least play them for a fool long enough to get what they want--that is, to pull off TheCon. Con artists often spin a 'sob story' '[[TheTale sob story]]' to hook the victim--maybe their dog is lost, or their car is being towed, or their mother may even be in the hospital. After that, it's all Social Engineering; SocialEngineering; a truly gifted con artist can get away with almost anything, simply by virtue of appearing sincere and naïve (usually slightly moreso than the victim, on the theory that sympathy almost always gets you something). For complicated cons, the CaperCrew may come into play: large teams might be involved, with each member of the team playing a distinct role.

Hollywood tends to treat Con Men as being one of two extremes. In shows where the Con Man is [[VillainProtagonist the star, star]], they are a suave, sophisticated LoveableRogue, who confine their schemes to [[KarmicThief cheating the rich and the unlikable.unlikable]]. The CopShow, however, tends to show a darker side. When a Con Man is an antagonist, they tend to target the vulnerable and sympathetic, such as [[ElderAbuse the elderly, elderly]], widows, and desperate poor people. They may even be murderous and trick people into their deaths.

See also TheCon, a lift of specific methods used by con men, ShortCon, which is penny-ante con Tropes, and LongCon, which is more elaborate conning operations. \n TheMark (the victim) and TheTale (the story that convinces them to part with their money) make up the rest of the con; a FakeMark or TheShill may optionally be involved too.


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8th Apr '16 3:04:44 AM Shadowgazer
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Hollywood tends to treat Con Men as being one of two extremes. In shows where the Con Man is the star, they are a suave, sophisticated LoveableRogue, who confine their schemes to cheating the rich and the unlikable. The CopShow, however, tends to show a darker side. When a Con Man is an antagonist, they tend to target the vulnerable and sympathetic, such as the elderly, widows, and desperate poor people. They even be murderous and trick people into their deaths.

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Hollywood tends to treat Con Men as being one of two extremes. In shows where the Con Man is the star, they are a suave, sophisticated LoveableRogue, who confine their schemes to cheating the rich and the unlikable. The CopShow, however, tends to show a darker side. When a Con Man is an antagonist, they tend to target the vulnerable and sympathetic, such as the elderly, widows, and desperate poor people. They may even be murderous and trick people into their deaths.
8th Apr '16 3:04:07 AM Shadowgazer
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Hollywood tends to treat Con Men as being one of two extremes. In shows where the Con Man is the star, they are a suave, sophisticated LoveableRogue, who confine their schemes to cheating the rich and the unlikable. The CopShow, however, tends to show a darker side. When a Con Man is an antagonist, they tend to target the vulnerable and sympathetic, such as the elderly, widows, and desperate poor people.

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Hollywood tends to treat Con Men as being one of two extremes. In shows where the Con Man is the star, they are a suave, sophisticated LoveableRogue, who confine their schemes to cheating the rich and the unlikable. The CopShow, however, tends to show a darker side. When a Con Man is an antagonist, they tend to target the vulnerable and sympathetic, such as the elderly, widows, and desperate poor people.
people. They even be murderous and trick people into their deaths.
24th Mar '16 4:43:01 AM LadyJaneGrey
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See also TheCon, a lift of specific methods used by con men. ShortCon, which is penny-ante con Tropes.

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See also TheCon, a lift of specific methods used by con men. men, ShortCon, which is penny-ante con Tropes.Tropes, and LongCon, which is more elaborate conning operations.
24th Mar '16 4:42:03 AM LadyJaneGrey
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1st Sep '15 2:25:58 PM ANTMuddle
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The Con Man (also known as a grifter, matchstick man, scam artist or con artist) attempts to gain the confidence of naive people and part them from their money, or at least play them for a fool long enough to get what they want--that is, to pull off TheCon. Con artists often spin a 'sob story' to hook the victim--maybe their dog is lost, or their car is being towed, or their mother may even be in the hospital. After that, it's all Social Engineering; a truly gifted con artist can get away with almost anything, simply by virtue of appearing sincere and naïve (usually slightly moreso than the victim, on the theory that sympathy almost always gets you something). For complicated cons, large teams might be involved, with each member of the team playing a distinct role.

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The Con Man (also known as a grifter, matchstick man, scam artist or con artist) attempts to gain the confidence of naive people and part them from their money, or at least play them for a fool long enough to get what they want--that is, to pull off TheCon. Con artists often spin a 'sob story' to hook the victim--maybe their dog is lost, or their car is being towed, or their mother may even be in the hospital. After that, it's all Social Engineering; a truly gifted con artist can get away with almost anything, simply by virtue of appearing sincere and naïve (usually slightly moreso than the victim, on the theory that sympathy almost always gets you something). For complicated cons, the CaperCrew may come into play: large teams might be involved, with each member of the team playing a distinct role.
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