Tactics con artists use before they scam you

Have you ever met someone who seemed super confident and friendly, only to find out later that they were trying to trick you?

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These smooth talkers, known as con artists, use clever tricks to get what they want. Let's explore some sneaky things they do before they scam you.

Con artists are like storytellers. They start by telling you a sad tale, making you feel sorry for them. Then, they might say that a higher power, like God, guided them to you. This emotional tactic makes it hard for you to say no and tricks you into trusting them.


Con artists love talking about making lots of money fast. They might say things like, "Give me some money, and I'll double it for you."

Be careful! Legit ways to make money usually don't come with such surefire promises. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Sometimes, con artists act super nice. They might lend you money or give you gifts to make you feel like you owe them.

This sneaky move is meant to make you more likely to give them what they want later on. Don't fall for it!


Con artists can't stop talking about money. Everything revolves around it for them. They might brag about huge sums of money they're expecting but without any real details.

This constant money talk is a way to make you think they're successful and trustworthy.

Watch out for people who always talk about big business deals and investments. Con artists love creating an image of success.


They make it seem like they're part of exclusive opportunities. This makes you more likely to believe them and fall into their trap.

Con artists are tricky folks who use emotions and promises to get what they want. By being aware of their tactics, you can protect yourself from falling for their scams.

Remember to be skeptical, question things that sound too good, and stay cautious around those who seem too focused on money. It's better to be safe than sorry!


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