We recently posted about the docuseries Stolen Youth: Inside the Cult at Sarah Lawrence, which analyzes how a man named Larry Ray used his daughter’s college friends to essentially start a cult.
Con artists come in many different forms. Some are like Ray and start a cult. Others choose more simple tactics and scam people on the streets of big cities by convincing them to play a game.
The Confidence Game analyzes the con artist, their personality traits and why people fall for it. Konnikova tells us that everyone is capable of falling for a scam, just not the same scam.Continue reading “Book Review: The Confidence Game by Maria Konnikova”