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The Art of the Con

Author: Anthony M. Amore

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466879119

Category: Art

Page: 272

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Art scams are today so numerous that the specter of a lawsuit arising from a mistaken attribution has scared a number of experts away from the business of authentication and forgery, and with good reason. Art scams are increasingly convincing and involve incredible sums of money. The cons perpetrated by unscrupulous art dealers and their accomplices are proportionately elaborate. Anthony M. Amore's The Art of the Con tells the stories of some of history's most notorious yet untold cons. They involve stolen art hidden for decades; elaborate ruses that involve the Nazis and allegedly plundered art; the theft of a conceptual prototype from a well-known artist by his assistant to be used later to create copies; the use of online and television auction sites to scam buyers out of millions; and other confidence scams incredible not only for their boldness but more so because they actually worked. Using interviews and newly released court documents, The Art of the Con will also take the reader into the investigations that led to the capture of the con men, who oftentimes return back to the world of crime. For some, it's an irresistible urge because their innocent dupes all share something in common: they want to believe.
The Art of the Con
Language: en
Pages: 357
Authors: R. Paul Wilson
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014 - Publisher: Lyons Press

A sucker is still born every minute. In this modern and interconnected world, con-men are lurking everywhere – it's never been easier for them to dupe us, take from us, and infiltrate our lives. One of the world's leading and celebrated experts on con-games takes the reader through the history
The Art of the Con
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: R. Paul Wilson
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11-04 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

A sucker is still born every minute. In this modern and interconnected world, con-men are lurking everywhere – it’s never been easier for them to dupe us, take from us, and infiltrate our lives. One of the world’s leading and celebrated experts on con-games takes the reader through the history
The Art of the Con
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Gary F. Cornelius
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-01-01 - Publisher: Amer Correctional Assn

Many officers and staff believe they are too smart to be tricked by an offender. Realizing this possibility exists is the first step in avoiding manipulation. This book provides the corrections professional with a better understanding of offenders and their characteristics, behavior and culture. It shows how staff and volunteers
The Woman Who Stole Vermeer
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Anthony M. Amore
Categories: True Crime
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-10 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

The extraordinary life and crimes of heiress-turned-revolutionary Rose Dugdale, who in 1974 became the only woman to pull off a major art heist. In the world of crime, there exists an unusual commonality between those who steal art and those who repeatedly kill: they are almost exclusively male. But, as
The Art of the Steal
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Frank W. Abagnale
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-01-29 - Publisher: Currency

The world--famous former con artist and bestselling author of Catch Me if You Can now reveals the mind--boggling tricks of the scam trade--with advice that has made him one of America's most sought--after fraud--prevention experts. "I had as much knowledge as any man alive concerning the mechanics of forgery, check