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1st Oct '17 6:23:10 PM Jeduthun
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* OneBornEveryMinute
10th May '17 12:15:45 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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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]] and [[AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted 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 '[[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 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.

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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 naïve people]] and [[AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted 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 '[[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 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.
26th Apr '17 12:28:04 PM Jeduthun
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27th Feb '17 9:38:54 AM MitchellProductions
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[[caption-width-right:300:Don't you listen to this man's offer.]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:Don't [[caption-width-right:300:[[SchmuckBait Don't you listen to this man's offer.]]
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30th Nov '16 6:11:48 AM Jeduthun
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25th Nov '16 6:43:30 PM AtticusOmundson
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->''"Con men leaves their marks angry. Con artists leave them smiling."''
-->-- '''Rolan Quarn''', ''VideoGame/MassEffect3 [[https://youtu.be/qCZVvlt1b-Y?t=1228 Citadel]] [[DownloadableContent DLC]]''
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.
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