The art of the con: history's most infamous scammers

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13/10/22 | StarsInsider


There are many kinds of criminals out there. Some succeed through ruthlessness, violence, and intimidation. Con artists, on the other hand, are known for being quick-witted and charming. With recent scandals like the "Tinder Swindler," we're becoming more and more aware of just how easy it is to scam and be scammed

We're often told things like "fake it 'til you make it" or "walk in there like you own the place." To get what we want in life, whether it's a job, a loan, or a lease, it often comes down to our ability to inspire confidence. Some people are better at this than others, but those who excel often end up as captains of industry or con artists. The skill sets are surprisingly similar!

These scammers channeled their vast intelligence and charisma into perfecting the art of the con. Click through the following gallery to learn about history's most notorious con artists.

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