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Subject:  verbage of the con artist Date:  10/24/2002  1:10 PM
Author:  solasis Number:  239 of 297

i'm not the author but too good not to share

"Buddy" - real life experience has been bad with people that call me this.
"Between you and me" - uh, probably not
"Don't tell anyone but..." - probably a lie or in the public domain already.
"I don't want to tell you but..." - this line was actually used on me by a broker years ago. when someone makes believe they are telling me a secret that they are hesitant to release, they want me to beg or cajole, I know it is worthless or worse. Just a con.
"Have I told you...this guy, he's made a ton of money and looking for new partners" - a ton of something alright but probably not money
"as you and i both know"..... content is guaranteed to be marginally true at best or most often outright false.
Based upon my 34 years of law practice involving business transactions, I would add one other classic to your list. Anyone who says
"You can trust me on this" should be avoided. However, if he/she says,
"You can trust me because I am a God fearing man/woman", avoid him/her at all costs as he/she is definitely crooked.
as soros used to tell me " the more you claim you're honest, the faster i count my silver "

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