Reply to post: Re: The pillage of the scammed

Bloke forks out £12m, hands over keys to tropical island to shoo away claims that his web marketing biz was a scam

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Re: The pillage of the scammed

This is about cognitive dissonance and confirmation bias. Once you have invested time and/or money into the thing, you want it to be true, and will tend to dismiss any evidence to the contrary. It's part of most confidence tricks. The first step is to engage in dialogue, and the longer the conversation continues the more invested the victim is.

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