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Interesting article on how con artists scam people.
Posted: 11 December 2009 03:27 AM   [ Ignore ]
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http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/techreports/UCAM-CL-TR-754.pdf

It’s all very technical, but it’s a good listing of the psychological weaknesses con artists exploit for gain.

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Posted: 11 December 2009 09:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Interesting study, robin.  their final conclusions, though self apparent (to myself at least) should be factored in to any set of security protocols.  I have caught something similar to that on the web showing a man walking up to marks and pretty much stripping them of all their worldly goods and then sending them blindly on their merry way.  By using our early conditioning and our wn greed against us, these scam artists play on our human vulnerabilities to achieve their aims.

We ought to create a new department at the MoH to take advantage of these conditions. (I’ll talk to the guys down on level XII.) wink

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Posted: 11 December 2009 10:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Yeah, trying to make a quick buck will usually get you hurt.

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Posted: 01 January 2010 12:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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N E O - 11 December 2009 03:19 PM

Yeah, trying to make a quick buck will usually get you hurt.

Not if you pick it up off the floor or from a wallet youve found smile
Many times ive left pennies on the side of a street so who know? maybe someone could make a quick buck out of that.

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Posted: 04 January 2010 11:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Man some people are annoying.

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