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One is the 'advance-fee fraud', which is a confidence trick.
He also ripped off pensioners in the region with his cruel confidence tricks.
Trading officers in Wales have issued a warning about internet auction sites they say contain confidence tricks.
Paul Bint, branded "King Con" for a 25-year career of outrageous confidence tricks that has seen him commit more than 500 offences, said he was Orlando Pownall, the QC who prosecuted the TV presenter's killer.
Paul Bint, branded 'King Con' for a 25-year career of outrageous confidence tricks that has seen him commit more than 500 offences, said he was Orlando Pownall, the QC who prosecuted the TV presenter's killer.
Alistair Cook is the leading magician who reveals that the so-called special powers many psychics claim to possess, from spoon-bending to mind-reading, are little more than confidence tricks.
And Bull will need all his smooth patter and psychological confidence tricks to snap England out of their phobia about facing Warne.
Like many victims of confidence tricks the lady was very embarrassed and we want to stress to members of the community that we will deal with cases discreetly and certainly aren't in the business of judging anyone's religious beliefs.
The words "British and Great Britain"are confidence tricks played on the Welsh to get them to support English imperialism in Wales.
The 41-year-old defendant - an expert in the world of make-believe who was once branded "King Con" for his long string of outrageous confidence tricks - faces prison for posing as a top barrister in the Jill Dando murder trial, in order to con a casualty doctor.
It was dishonest debt-collecting and confidence tricks," said Mr Lockhart.
ASH director Clive Bates said: "We believe this is one of the biggest and most grotesque consumer confidence tricks of modern times.