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The Big Con

Artist/Author: David Maurer | Reference: P3682 | ISBN: 978-0099409991 | Type: Publication

A professor of linguistics who specialised in underworld argot, Maurer won the trust of hundreds of swindlers. They let him in on not simply their language, but their folkwrys and the astonishingly complex and elaborate schemes whereby unsuspecting marks, hooked by their own greed and dishonesty were 'taken off' – i. e. , cheated – of thousands upon thousands of dollars.