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Signs Someone Is a Con Artist in Your Group of Friends

  • In 2017, I fell for a scam by a close friend and lost close to $100,000.
  • I spent over two years bringing my con artist to justice, she was sentenced to five years in prison.
  • As I’ve shared my story, many people have reached out asking for help.

Some people play golf on the weekends. I hunt con artists.

But it wasn’t always like that. I used to think there was no way a scammer could outsmart me. Con artists don’t actually outsmart you — they use your emotions to scam you.

In 2017, I fell for one of the oldest cons in the book: the inheritance scam. I lost almost $100,000.

But this scam wasn’t served up to me in an email from some Nigerian prince. It was gingerly laid out for me by my best friend who I knew for four years. I was helping her battle her Irish family for her share of a 25 million euro…

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