Rules for Conning Others

March 15, 2012 in Daily Bulletin

Victor Lustig, a conman from the early 90s who once managed to sell the Eiffel Tower for scrap metal left behind a list of commandments for aspiring con-men. Some of them include:

  • Be a patient listener
  • Wait for the other person to reveal political or religious beliefs – then change yours to match theirs.
  • Never boast, instead let your importance be quietly obvious.
  • Don’t get drunk.

Aspiring to be a con artist? Then you might want to check out the full list and find out about the role that sex-talk has to play.

Source: Lists of note

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