You have to keep this con even after you take his money. He can’t know you took him.

The farmers who sold options (read: lost 100% control) on their land for $x per acre have become accomplices in their own scam.

You can’t beat (con) an honest man.


  1. someone who swindles you through deception or fraud. Synonyms include fraudster, con artist, cheater, confidence man, scammer, hustler, swindler, etc. Urban Dictionary
  2. a practitioner of confidence tricks Wikipedia

Confidence artist: an individual operating alone or in concert with others who exploits characteristics of the human psyche such as dishonesty and honesty, vanity, compassion, credulity, irresponsibility, naivety and greed.

The Sting is a 1973 American caper comedy film set in September 1936 that involves a complicated plot by two professional grifters (Paul Newman and Robert Redford) to con a mob boss (Robert Shaw). Wikidpedia

The Sting, Henry Gondorff (Paul Newman)


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