For this fool of a young man thought that she and Helen and Tibby had been playing the confidence trick on him, and that if he gave his address they would break into his rooms some midnight or other and steal his walkingstick too.
You remember how he would trust strangers, and if they fooled him he would say, 'It's better to be fooled than to be suspicious'--that the confidence trick is the work of man, but the want-of-confidence-trick is the work of the devil.
It does seem to me, though, to have been somewhat of a confidence trick
and one that ought to have been exposed as such.
Perhaps it is part of a deliberate confidence trick
, to destroy our country, like Greece, or the SNP, with excessive debt, until we are so impoverished that we could appear dependant on overseas government.
LALLANA'S CONFIDENCE TRICK
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It is a cynical confidence trick
to make the public think they have a choice.
He was jailed in 2012 after he committed a similar confidence trick
on a vulnerable man.
A type of confidence trick
, social engineering is the use of deceit to manipulate or trick victims into certain actions including divulging personal or financial information.
Jailing them, Recorder Sam Mainds said: "You spoke to each of the four ladies and were able to get close to them and, by a clearly worked-out confidence trick
, you pressed worthless jewellery on them which enabled you to remove valuable necklaces and other items of jewellery.
ENGLAND are pulling out all the stops to find the confidence trick
that will prevent their batsmen from having a meltdown against spin.
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thriller as John C Reilly tries to outwit Peter Mullan
Yet during that first run-through, before Croft has revealed his filmic devices as neatly analogous to elements of a confidence trick
, you do fall for it.