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The Con Video

James Munton presents a fascinating, entertaining and informative show about cons and scams.

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Watch the trailer:

“James Munton is a professional magician and author of The Con: How Scams Work, Why You’re Vulnerable & How to Protect Yourself.

In this video, James teaches how scams work, how to spot them, and what precautions you need to take to make sure you don’t become a victim.

Along the way, you’ll enjoy some amazing sleight-of-hand and misdirection as James entertains with the 3-Card Monte, the Shell Game, and magic tricks with coins, cards, and pocket knives!

This presentation is perfect for your library or company virtual education program.

“Wow! It’s amazing, well-produced. Love it!”
D. Harper, Watauga Public Library

James not only makes this an educational film, but an entertaining one as well.  He uses certain magic props to illustrate the message he is getting across and does so in a very professional manner.  As a retired law enforcement officer, who served 30 years, I am in awe with the manner in which James presents the subject matter shown. 

James starts with a street scam known as the 3 Card Monte then goes into another street scam called the Shell and Pea.  His demonstrations, along with a video shown of a real game being played, are fabulous.  Then he goes into the manipulation of the con artist to his victim using emotion to scare the victim into shelling over money to them.  The scare of the current Coronavirus has scam artists using that fear to manipulate victims into giving them money. James gives some great advice about not giving out more information about yourself so you won’t be targeted.

James reminds people to “Always Doubt and Check it Out”.  He tells you that this will help you determine the difference of the phoney from the legitimate.  He reminds us that, like it or not, we are all capable of being scammed.  James brings in the fact that con artists are great actors as well and uses various ruses to gain entry into your house or obtain vital information that they can use to steal your identity and finances.  He goes on to mention how something you purchased could be nothing more than rocks in a box to weigh it down to feel like the product you thought you bought.

He uses another great magic trick to discuss “The Ponzi Scheme” that gained notoriety some time ago.  Some good advice is given on those calls you may receive from businesses or organizations. 

At the end of the presentation, James sums up with some good tips to protect yourself and shows some additional resources you can contact should you become a victim.

This video and his book are great tools to help you understand and protect yourself from those who use deceit to part you from your hard earned money. Well done, James!”
G. Hester

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