Protect Yourself from Covert Hypnosis used to Scam YOU of your $


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Being sales-pitch, and scam resistant is a good quality to have.

next: watch every Derren Brown Youtube you can find, identify and analyze all the techniques he uses to render people suggestible, and then be aware when people seem to be doing the same things to you.

next: read up on the NLP concept of "anchors". Here is one example - do a Google Search
NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Techniques - Anchoring


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top computer hackers Kevin Mitnic said that it's much easier to get passwords and information from people than actually go through all the trouble and hack into computers.

check out the "Art of Deception"

The keyword is social engineering which basically refines what con artists have been doing.

It's pretty ridiculous and scary. There were cases of hackers walking into company building by pretending being someone else, and get employees to reveal crucial information, and get them to give access to computer terminals where the hacker installs key-loggers and other malicious software.

Here is a list of cognitive biases that con artists can exploit:

List of cognitive biases - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

list of qualities that can make a person both highly suggestible to hypnosis and render them good prey for scam artists:

According to Kantor, the following are vulnerable to psychopathic manipulators:

* too trusting - people who are honest often assume that everyone else is honest. They commit themselves to people they hardly know without checking credentials etc. They rarely question so-called experts.

* too altruistic - the opposite of psychopathic, too honest, too fair, too empathetic

* too impressionable - overly seduced by charmers. For example they might vote for the phony politician who kisses babies.

* too naive - cannot believe there are dishonest people in the world or if there were they would be allowed to operate.

* too masochistic - lack of self-respect and unconsciously let psychopaths take advantage of them. They think they deserve it out of a sense of guilt.

* too permissive - excessively permissive parents can become victims of children with a conduct disorder.

* too narcissistic - narcissists are prone to falling for unmerited flattery.

* too greedy - the greedy and dishonest may fall prey to a psychopath who can easily entice them to act in an immoral way.

* too immature - has impaired judgment and believes the exaggerated advertising claims.

* too materialistic - easy prey for loan sharks or get-rich-quick schemes

* too dependent - dependent people need to be loved and are therefore gullible and liable to say yes to something they should say no to.

* too lonely - lonely people may accept any offer of human contact. A psychopathic stranger may offer human companionship for a price.

* too impulsive - make snap decisions about, for example, what to buy or who to marry without consulting others.

* too frugal - cannot say no to a bargain even if they know the reason why it is so cheap

* too rebellious - patronise counterfeiters, for example, as they have an anti-authority stance and like to break rules

* being elderly - the elderly can become fatigued and less capable of multi-tasking. When hearing a sales pitch they are less likely to consider that it could be a con. They are prone to giving money to someone with a hard-luck story. See elder abuse.

Psychological manipulation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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