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The Psychology Of Being Conned – Why ANYONE Can Fall For A Scam

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I’ve often
said that the difference between being mugged at knifepoint and handing over
your savings to a scammer is essentially the same crime but for the victim of a
scam, the wounds (though invisible) may be much deeper over time.

In a dark alley,
faced with the threat of violence we might suffer a trauma or even physical
injury but while wounds might heal, the mind can take much longer to recover.

In a con game, violence is rarely a factor but the long-term effects of being deceived can prey on the victim, creating mental scars that may never fade.

When talking
to people who’ve been conned, they’re…

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