confidence trick

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It is thought the con-artists collect the clothes then sell them at car boot or jumble sales.
In today's age of mass communication and access to data, there are so many different schemes con-artists employ to trick homeowners into selling their home for far less than it's worth or to refinance a loan with higher interest rates and payments than necessary.
gov/ag , Cox cautions consumers against several sophisticated scams con-artists use and provides warning signs consumers should look for.
This distinction can be blurred by crafty con-artists.