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Con Man

  • In: Encyclopedia of Deception
  • Edited by: Timothy R. Levine
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Interpersonal Communication, Moral Development

A con man, or the more gender-neutral phrase con artist, is a shortened reference to a confidence person. A con artist plays upon the trust underlying social situations. Deception is the con artist's trade. Essentially, con artists rely upon the trust ...

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