Swindles, Cons, and Grifters

March 12, 2012

Hour 2:           Why do confidence scams work? Con men (and women) have been at it from the early 20th Century (and before) to the Bernie Madoffs of today. We’ll hear the story of one victim and explore the swindler’s craft this hour with Amy Reading, author of “The Mark Inside: A Perfect Swindle, a Cunning Revenge, and a Small History of the Big Con” (Knopf, 2012).

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