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12 Tricks Con Artists Use to Win Your Trust

Reader's Digest Logo By Brandon Specktor of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 13: <p>You can learn a lot about trust from the people who violate it for a living. 'A hood planning a bank holdup might case the treasury for rudimentary facts, but in the end he depends on his gun. A con artist's only weapon is his brain,' says <a href="http://theweek.com/articles/446509/4-powerful-things-con-men-teach-about-persuasion">celebrity con man Frank Abagnale</a>, author of the memoir Catch Me If You Can. So what do Abagnale and other con artists know that you don’t? For starters, how to earn the confidence of strangers in seconds flat. Don't get conned when you use these trusted brands. These are the <a href="http://www.rd.com/culture/trusted-league-heroes/1/">most trusted brands in America</a>.</p>

Con artists are masters of trust

You can learn a lot about trust from the people who violate it for a living. 'A hood planning a bank holdup might case the treasury for rudimentary facts, but in the end he depends on his gun. A con artist's only weapon is his brain,' says celebrity con man Frank Abagnale, author of the memoir Catch Me If You Can. So what do Abagnale and other con artists know that you don’t? For starters, how to earn the confidence of strangers in seconds flat. Don't get conned when you use these trusted brands. These are the most trusted brands in America.

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