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A fool and his money are soon parted, so the saying goes. And if the job is done right, the fool doesn't even realise it has happened until the con artist has moved on to the next victim or the next town. In this entertaining and eye-opening book, Dennis M Marlock, a retired policeman and chairman of the board for the international law enforcement organisation Professionals Against Confidence Crime, takes the reader into the mind and greedy heart of the con man. You will learn the mechanics behind famous swindles such as the pigeon drop, the Jamaican switch, bank-examiner schemes, three-card monte and even fortune-telling. If you have ever read a news story about a sucker getting taken and wondered how he could have fallen for that, you need to read this book before an honest-faced stranger offers you a deal too good to pass up.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781581602692
ISBN-10: 1581602693
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 135mm x 13mm)
Pages: 135
Imprint: Paladin Press,U.S.
Publisher: Paladin Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Dennis M. Marlock

Dennis M. Marlock recently retired from the Milwaukee Police Department, where he spent most of his 31-year career investigating frauds and confidence crimes. He cofounded and currently oversees the daily operation of Professionals Against Confidence Crime. He is known throughout the United States as an expert on fraud prevention, and he has written two books and numerous articles on fraud and transient con artists.