Scamming: The Misunderstood Confidence Man

@article{Braucher2015ScammingTM,
  title={Scamming: The Misunderstood Confidence Man},
  author={Jean Braucher and Barak Y. Orbach},
  journal={American Literature eJournal},
  year={2015}
}
“Scamming,” also known as the “confidence game” and “swindling,” is the abuse of trust for profit. This type of exploitation is possible because of the willingness of people to place confidence in others, even in strangers. We study the counterintuitive willingness to trust others and its abuse through the story of the original confidence man (“con man”), whose publicity influenced law and literature. Our study consists of two parts. First, we examine the origins of the terms “confidence game… Expand
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