Author: Dean Jobb

Dean Jobb is the author of Empire of Deception (Algonquin Books), the award-winning true story of 1920s Chicago swindler Leo Koretz. He teaches in the MFA in Creative Nonfiction program at the University of King's College in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Follow him on Twitter: @DeanJobb
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Maria Konnikova Exposes the Science of Con Artists in The Confidence Game

The Confidence Game is a revealing and engrossing primer on how con artists work and why we’re such suckers. But for all the insights Konnikova offers, fraudsters will continue to separate fools from their money (she refers to the confidence game as “the (real) oldest profession”) because our ingrained trust and gullibility make us easy prey for the right scam.