Quotes: Con Man

Wow, your business is so legit, it doesn't even have to look real!
Fighter, 8-Bit Theater

Calm yourself, Crispin. Nothing is going to go wrong. You think about money in the old-fashioned way. Money is not a thing, it is not even a process. It is a kind of shared dream. We dream that a small disc of common metal is worth the price of a substantial meal. Once you wake up from that dream, you can swim in a sea of money.
Reacher Gilt, Going Postal

The MMR vaccine is an immunization shot you probably got as a baby that is supposed to prevent the measles and other diseases. These days, quite a few parents refuse the shot, because they heard somewhere that the vaccine somehow causes autism. They may have heard it from Jenny McCarthy or some other actor, but the whole thing goes back to a shady scientist named Andrew Wakefield...For starters, Wakefield's own scientist couldn't duplicate Wakefield's results. Wakefield also manipulated his data to ensure that children who were sick before getting the vaccine were reported as only being sick after. He flat-out changed results he didn't like or that didn't completely agree with his hypothesis, all while performing needless, painful tests on children.

So why would he do all that?

Well, there's the patent for a new MMR vaccine that Wakefield filled out before he published his paper, and the money he accepted from a legal aid fund that was trying to sue vaccine manufacturers (it's almost as if he had a massive financial stake in scaring people into believing that the MMR vaccine was dangerous).
Lillian Marx, Cracked, "5 Ridiculous Lies That Fooled the Whole World"

Goldline International, a company that sells investment gold at substantially higher than market value, is a major advertiser on Beck's radio and cable television programs. During his program, Beck also regularly encourages his listeners and viewers to buy gold. And while he doesn't advertise for Goldline directly during his scare tactic rants about how the economy is going to collapse, and gold will be the only thing with value after the liberal apocalypse, we are fortunate enough that once we're scared shitless, and desperate to buy gold, we get a convenient commercial by Glenn Beck himself, telling us that Goldline conveniently has gold for sale. He walks a thin tightrope of 'avoiding' a conflict of interest. In 2011 Goldline was indicted for theft by false pretenses, false advertising and conspiracy.

Jay: What better color scheme to expand Hell in a Cell than pink and white ropes? It's because WWE are in a month-long, co-branding business venture with Susan G. Komen For the Cute, a breast cancer awareness group, a.k.a. a scam artist that only gives 21% of their money towards detection and research, y'know, despite "For the Cure" being in their name. Screening, mammograms. I won't belabor the point, but they can fuck right off. Their CEO Nancy Brinker makes more than other CEOs of companies 10 times their size, and they've taken legal action to over a hundred charities and nonprofits over their BRAND. Anyone using the words "for the cure", or using the word "cure" and the color pink...
V1: What?! No, no. No fuckin' way. They're SUING CHARITIES.
Jay: I'm very happy WWE are doing something with breast cancer awareness, but do you have to go with fucking scumbags?
OSW Review, Ep. 44