Scams

Scams

About Scams

A confidence trick (synonyms include confidence scheme and scam) is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their confidence, in the classical sense of trust (Latin:"con-fidere"). A confidence artist (or con artist) is an individual, operating alone or in concert with others, who exploits characteristics of the human psyche such as dishonesty, honesty, vanity, compassion, credulity, irresponsibility, naivete, or greed.

Contributions by The Anome, The grifter, and Zanaq.