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Con artists are
individuals who prey upon a person's natural inclinations to
be helpful or to take advantage of a "windfall".
Con artists are usually
talkative and intelligent and tend to blend into
the environment in which they operate.
Don’t be fooled
into believing that you can judge an individual’s
or intentions by way he or she is dressed, and never
assume that con
artists are either always male or female.
The variations of con artistry themes
are creative and abundant.
As a rule of thumb,
you should not engage in conversation with strangers.
Approaches can vary,
but more often than not they will either claim to
have discovered a substantial amount of money and
want to share it with
you; be a bank examiner (or other similar position)
who needs your
assistance in apprehending a dishonest employee;
or be in a predicament requiring use of your
bank computer-access card.
If you are approached,
decline discussion and immediately report the
incident to Campus Safety and Security.
it seems too good to be true, it probably is”.