Sunday, January 06, 2019

Con artist argot …

… David Maurer, the Dean of Criminal Language | CrimeReads. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

A con man, Maurer writes, “must be able to make anyone like him, confide in him, trust him.” It’s theater of the miniature, designed to attract a would-be mark, reel them in, hook them on the line, and then, when it’s clear the mark will pay up, blowing them off after the money disappears.

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