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Author : Anthony M. Amore
language : en
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date : 2016-10-11
Download The Art Of The Con written by Anthony M. Amore and has been published by St. Martin's Griffin this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2016-10-11 with Art categories.
Art scams are today so numerous that the specter of a lawsuit arising from a mistaken attribution has scared a number of experts away from the business of authentication and forgery, and with good reason. Art scams are increasingly convincing and involve incredible sums of money. The cons perpetrated by unscrupulous art dealers and their accomplices are proportionately elaborate. Anthony M. Amore's "The Art of the Con "tells the stories of some of history's most notorious yet untold cons. They involve stolen art hidden for decades; elaborate ruses that involve the Nazis and allegedly plundered art; the theft of a conceptual prototype from a well-known artist by his assistant to be used later to create copies; the use of online and television auction sites to scam buyers out of millions; and other confidence scams incredible not only for their boldness but more so because they actually worked. Using interviews and newly released court documents, "The Art of the Con" will also take the reader into the investigations that led to the capture of the con men, who oftentimes return back to the world of crime. For some, it's an irresistible urge because their innocent dupes all share something in common: they want to believe.
Author : R. Paul Wilson
language : en
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date : 2014-11-04
Download The Art Of The Con written by R. Paul Wilson and has been published by Rowman & Littlefield this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2014-11-04 with Reference categories.
A sucker is still born every minute. In this modern and interconnected world, con-men are lurking everywhere – it’s never been easier for them to dupe us, take from us, and infiltrate our lives. One of the world’s leading and celebrated experts on con-games takes the reader through the history of cons, how they’ve been updated to the modern age, how they work, how to spot them, and how to protect yourself from being the victim of one. R. Paul Wilson is a con-man who works for the other side – our side. He has spent a lifetime learning, performing, studying, and teaching about the ins and outs of the con world in order to open up our eyes to the dangers lurking about us – and to show us how not to get taken. Paul has never made a living as a con-man, profiting off of marks – he has used his expertise throughout his life to help people avoid cons. In this fascinating book, Paul takes the reader through the history and developments of the con game, what elements from the past are based on basic human psychology and have stood the test of time, what has been updated for the modern era and how it’s getting used in the computer age, the structure of how these cons work, and – most importantly - how to recognize one, protect yourself and your loved ones, and avoid becoming just another sucker.
Author : Gary F. Cornelius
language : en
Release Date : 2008-08
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Author : Frank Abagnale
language : en
Publisher: Random House Australia
Release Date : 2011-11-30
Download The Art Of The Steal written by Frank Abagnale and has been published by Random House Australia this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2011-11-30 with Social Science categories.
World famous former con artist and bestselling author of Catch Me If You Can shares his experiences on both sides of the law to help others from becoming victims of fraud . In his celebrated bestseller, Catch Me If You Can, Frank Abagnale recounted his youthful career as a master imposter and forger. Before he was 21 he had cashed US$2.5 million in forged cheques, practised as a lawyer, doctor, pilot, and college professor, even though he was a high school dropout. In The Art of the Steal, Abagnale tells the remarkable story of how he parlayed his knowledge of cons and scams into a successful career as a consultant on preventing financial foul play - while showing readers how they can spot and outsmart perpetrators of fraud. Technology may have made it easier to track down criminals, but cyberspace has spawned a skyrocketing number of ways to commit crime, much of it untraceable. Frank Abagnale has discovered that punishment for fraud, much less recovery of stolen goods, seldom happens - prevention is the best form of protection. Drawing on his early years of experience as a master con man and his 25-year career on the other side of the law, he shares eye-opening stories of true scams - and tips on how they could have been avoided. A peek inside the predatory criminal mind from a past master of the con, The Art of the Steal is the ultimate defence against even the craftiest crook.
Author : Maria Konnikova
language : en
Release Date : 2017
Download The Confidence Game written by Maria Konnikova and has been published by Penguin this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2017 with Psychology categories.
A compelling investigation into the minds, motives, and methods of con artistsand the people who fall for their cons over and over again.
Author : Jessica Dorfman Jones
language : en
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2007-10-23
Download The Art Of Cheating written by Jessica Dorfman Jones and has been published by Simon and Schuster this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2007-10-23 with Humor categories.
Cheat? ME? Never!!! Well, except that one time... Who says you should always tell the truth? With this handy informational guidebook you can con your way through life -- from finessing your resume, to lying about your age, to getting a date. Whether you've decided to cheat out of sheer desperation or the need to get ahead, The Art of Cheating provides essential tips and guidelines for how to be the ultimate swindler, and how to spot the con artists among us. You'll learn what it takes to be a great cheater, and the pros and cons to every swindle. As a newly minted master of deception, you'll be able to cheat: ¥ On a diet ¥ On your spouse or significant other (or both!) ¥ On your taxes ¥ On standardized tests ¥ Death And more! With clever illustrations and humorous deadpan delivery, The Art ofCheating will have you sleeping your way to the top, faking an illness, and forging someone else's handwriting -- without batting an eye.
Author : Stephen Kurkjian
language : en
Publisher: Public Affairs
Release Date : 2015-03-10
Download Master Thieves written by Stephen Kurkjian and has been published by Public Affairs this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2015-03-10 with True Crime categories.
The definitive story of the greatest art theft in history. In a secret meeting in 1981, a low-level Boston thief gave career gangster Ralph Rossetti the tip of a lifetime: the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum was a big score waiting to happen. Though its collections included priceless artworks by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Degas, and others, its security was cheap, mismanaged, and out of date. And now, it seemed, the whole Boston criminal underworld knew it. Nearly a decade passed before the Museum museum was finally hit. But when it finally happened, the theft quickly became one of the most infamous art heists in history: thirteen works of art valued at up to $500 million, by some of the most famous artists in the world, were taken. The Boston FBI took control of the investigation, but twenty-five years later the case is still unsolved and the artwork is still missing. Stephen Kurkjian, one of the top investigative reporters in the country, has been working this case for over nearly twenty years. In Master Thieves, he sheds new light on some of the Gardner’s most abiding mysteries. Why would someone steal these paintings, only to leave them hidden for twenty-five years? And why, if one of the top crime bosses in the city knew about this score in 1981, did the theft happen in 1990? What happened in those intervening years? And what might all this have to do with Boston’s notorious gang wars of the 1980s? Kurkjian’s reporting is already responsible for some of the biggest breaks in this story, including a meticulous reconstruction of what happened at the Museum museum that fateful night. Now Master Thieves will reveal the identities of those he believes plotted the heist, the motive for the crime, and the details that the FBI has refused to discuss. Taking you on a journey deep into the gangs of Boston, Kurkjian emerges with the most complete and compelling version of this story ever told.