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10 of History’s Greatest Con Artists

10 of History’s Greatest Con Artists

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Here’s the best to have ever played the confidence game.

There’s something inherently intriguing about con artists. The ability to manipulate the people around them into volunteering their money based on little more than their faith in the person currently in the process of pulling the wool over their eyes isn’t exactly a quality we’d want to find ourselves on the wrong end of. But there’s a reason that these fraudsters are anointed with the lofty moniker of “artist”—there’s something almost admirable about the audaciousness—the confidence—it takes to tell a lie so well people can’t help but give you money for it.

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