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What is a Con?

According to the dictionary, the verb “con” is defined “to swindle; trick”. Therefore, a con occurs when one person tricks someone else into giving up some money. Scams and frauds are very similar, but don’t always require a “mark”. (The person who loses the money.) For example, generic check fraud is a fraud, obviously, but doesn’t require a “mark.”

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