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Do you know a con game when you see one, or are you the gullible end sucker? Con men, identity thieves, swindlers, the wealthy Nigerian prince, you know them; we all hear horror stories about scamming bottom feeders, but can science help protect you?

Falling for the "Nigerian Prince"

By Frank T. McAndrew Ph.D.

Internet scams exploit human vulnerabilities, not technological ones

Why We Have Sweepstakes Scams

By Stacey Wood, Ph.D.

How are there so many suckers? A neuropsychologist explains.

Mind Games of the 1 Percent

By Roy Eidelson Ph.D.

Progress depends upon resisting and debunking their manipulative appeals.

A Reliable Way to Spot a Liar

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.

In the age-old game of predicting deception, there’s a brand-new approach.