Confidence tricks, con games, and confidence games are terms for fraudulent activities where the intention of the swindler is to gain items of value through means of deception, confidence, or trust. Confidence gaming requires at least two players; the confidence game, therefore, is in fact a game. The operator of the con is known as the “swindler” or con artist, and the victim is called the “mark.” The confidence trick is a game of chance where the risk of losing is ...

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