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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 honesty
  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.
• Remember, “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is”.


Campus Safety & Security at Johns Hopkins University Emergency number: 410-516-7777