Tuesday, January 22, 2008

About Con Artists

· He looks down on thieves and muggers who have to resort to force in order to make a buck. He feels superior because he lives by his wits, making other people willingly give him what he wants.

· This sense of superiority in outsmarting others often results in compulsive scamming. The natural con man will resort to scams even when it would be more profitable to pursue more conventional avenues of endeavor.

Marjorie Allen Henderson
How Con Games Work
pg 8
as Cited on pg18 in "Chuck Whitlock's Scam School"