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'Bill, I just don't feel comfortable with this! I'm worried that it could be one of those pyramid schemes.'
"A phony attorney…I'm so disappointed, son. Your brother is a phony doctor."
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Master of Illusion
The Las Vegas Oddsmakers
Tags:steal, stealing, stealing base, base, stealing the base, las vegas, vegas, baseball, baseball game, expansion team, expansion teams, sports, competitive sports, america, american, region, regions, regional, gambling, gambler, gamblers, casino, casinos, sleaze, sleazy, sleazeball, creep, creeps, scam, scamming, scammer, scammed, scams, con, con artist, conned, cons, play on words, word play, word-play, fix, fixed, fixed game
Tags:faux, hotel, hotels, facsimile, facsimiles, fake, fakes, faking, fake it, fakes it, faking it, vacation, vacations, vacationing, french, france, road trip, road trips, con, cons, con artist, con artists, false, false front, false fronts, movie set, movie sets, film set, film sets, set, sets, village, villages
"And let's remember that the public's need to know must always be balanced by our need to conceal."
Tags:office, offices, business, businesses, businessman, businessmen, executive, executives, banker, bankers, banking, bank, banks, investment banker, investment bankers, investment banking, politics, politician, politicians, political, political leader, political leaders, government, governments, con artist, con artists, scam, scam artist, scam artists, con man
"A fantastic evangelist was on TV, and I sent him everything."
Tags:tv, television, tvs, televisions, religion, religions, evangelist, evangelism, evangelical, evangelists, tv evangelist, husband, wife, marriage, multi level marketing, multi-level marketing, mlm, pyramid, pyramid scheme, advertising, advertisement, televangelism, televangelists, televangelist, megachurch, megachurches, scam, scamming, scammed, con, conned, prosperity gospel, con, cons, con artist, con artists
"Madame Zelinski can provide an even more accurate. Reading with your date of birth and social security number,"
Tags:fortune-telling, fortunetelling, fortune, fortunes, fortune-teller, fortune-tellers, fortuneteller, fortunetellers, fortune teller, fortune tellers, psychic, psychics, future, prediction, predictions, predicting, client, clients, customer, customers, scrying, vision, visions, seeing the future, divination, seer, seers, occult, supernatural, computer, computers, technology, social insurance number, s.i.n., birthdate, date of birth, birth date, scam, scams, scammer, scammers, scamming, con artist, con artists, con, cons, fraud, identity theft, questionable, suspicious, sketchy, personal information, modern life
(Career Criminal Counseling) (You appear to be honest, upstanding and respectable. You should try con games.)
Tags:scam artist, scam artists, con artist, con artists, con man, con games, white collar crime, white collar crimes, crimes, criminal, criminals, counselling, counseling, counsellor, counselor, counsellors, counselors, job counselling, job counseling, career counseling, career counselling, executive, executives, office, offices, business, businesses, businessman, businessmen
By allowing the predator to blend in with his surroundings, nature affords him the protection he needs to effectively stalk his prey.
"You've lived many lives, all as an accountant."
Tags:accountant, accountants, boring job, boring jobs, boring life, boring lives, wasted life, fortune teller, fortune tellers, soothsayer, soothsayers, crystal ball, crystal balls, career, careers, accounting, accounting job, accounting jobs, multiple lives, con, cons, con artist, con artists, trick, tricked, trickery, waste of time, let-down, let-downs, let down, let downs, disappoint, disappointed, disappointment, disappointments
The Easter Bunny plays three card monte with Easter egg.
Tags:easter, easter bunny, easter egg, easter eggs, egg, eggs, dye, dyes, dyeing, decorate, decorates, decorating, decoration, decorations, grift, grifts, grifter, grifters, conman, conmen, con artist, con artists, con man, con men, confidence man, confidence men, street performer, street performers, gamble, gambles, gambling, bet, bets, betting
"You really took Muffy and Scott and Todd down to the lake and let them go...honest? Have you got a note or something from them so I could be sure?"
Tags:animal, animals, talking animal, talking animals, pet, pets, pet owner, pet owners, cat, cats, cat owner, cat owners, fish, fishbowl, fishbowls, goldfish, fish bowl, fish bowls, lake, free, freedom, let go, honesty, truth, lies, lying, liar, liars, trick, tricks, trickster, tricksters, scam, scams, scammer, scammers, con artist, con artists, con, cons, dishonest, note, notes, letter, letters, proof, evidence
Tags:cash poor, the cash poor, panhandler, panhandlers, panhandling, begging, beggar, beggars, homeless, homelessness, cash poor asset rich, asset rich, asset, asset riches, economic asset, economic assets, transaction, transactions, monetary transactions, rich person, rich people, the one percent, the 1 percent, wealth divide, wealth gap, wording, trick, tricks, trickery, take advantage, taking advantage, con, cons, con artists, con artist
"I've come for your tires."
Tags:grim reaper, the grim reaper, death, mechanic, mechanics, car mechanic, car mechanics, car repair, tyre, tyres, tire, tires, car tyre, car tyres, car tire, car tires, automobile, automobiles, auto, autos, ripoff, ripoffs, rip-off, rip-offs, rip off, rip offs, ripped off, ripped-off, con, cons, con artist, con artists, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes
"What kind of idiot gets suckered into something like that?"
Tags:sucker, suckers, suckering, suckered, swindle, swindles, swindling, con, cons, con artist, con artists, three-card monty, guess, guesses, guessing game, guessing games, gamble, gambles, gambler, gamblers, gambling addict, gambling addicts, hypocrite, hypocrites, blame, blames, blaming, self-examine, examined life, examined lives, loser, losers, insult, insults, insulting
Flim & Flam Partners in Crime
"Each of us harbors a secret fear he'll be unmasked as a fake, a fraud, a charlatan."
Tags:charlatan, fake, fake news, fraud, quack, quacks, sham, con artist, con artists, unmasked, found out, unprofessional, therapist, therapists, therapy, mental health, anxiety, anxieties, stress, stressed, psychology, psychologist, psychologists, psychiatry, psychiatry, psychiatrist, psychiatrists, counselor, counselors, counsellor, counsellors, counselling, counseling, impostor, impostors
"I get the sense there's some large body of water you're longing to return to - not a lake, maybe a sea? Is it an ocean?"
Tags:psychic, psychics, fortune, fortune teller, mystic, mysticism, divination, diving, crystal ball, crystal, crystal balls, ocean, oceans, sea, sealife, marine, marine life, whale, whales, bogus, hoax, con, con artist, conned, cons, hoax, hoaxes, clairvoyant, obvious, obviously, beached, beach, beaches, beached whale, beached whales, state the obvious, states the obvious, stating the obvious
Fight Crime - Give Generously
Tags:superhero, superheroes, beg, begging, beggar, beggars, crimes, fight crime, fighting crime, crime fighting, fraud, faker, fakers, con artist, con artists, con-artist, con-artists, homeless, homelessness, homeless people, homeless person, gaslight, gaslighting, self-interest, self-interested, handout, handouts, panhandle, panhandles, panhandler, panhandlers
"Do you mean three hundred million dollars on top of what we already have here, or three hundred million dollars including what we already have here?"
Tags:spare change, poverty, beggar, beggars, begging, beg, begs, spare-change, philanthropy, philanthropist, philanthropists, panhandler, panhandlers, panhandling, charity, charities, charitable, millionaire, millionaires, fraud, frauds, fraudster, fraudsters, con, cons, scam, scams, scam artist, scam artists, con artist, con artists, conmen, conman, con men, con man, doorstop, dreaming big, big dream, big dreams
'Did you notice how he was suddenly interested in our sales pitch when I mentioned a substantial bribe?'
"We did our best to convince them, now it's up to how gullible they are."
'I find if I'm the first one in and the first one out, Ponzi schemes can be very lucrative.'