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Have you ever been conned? Maybe you overly trusted a card player? Or got involved in a phishing scheme online?
You're not alone. Cons have existed throughout human history, evolving and adapting to different times.
In her new book, "The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for it Every Time," Maria Konnikova looks at the art of the con from a psychological perspective, tracing how con artists first make an impression, to the inevitable fall-out. Konnikova says it's that unfortunate human tendency toward emotion and belief that allows so many of us to fall into the trap of being "too trustworthy."