Tagged: deception

Defending yourself against Persuasion – Distraction - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Apr 28, 2011

I recently read about a wedding scam in which thieves dressed as delivery men stole wedding presents from the hotel room they were stored in. In order to get past the hotel receptionist, an accomplice telephoned the receptionist with a complex request, at the same time as the “delivery men” arrived. Distracted by the phone call, the receptionist waved the seemingly genuine … Read More

Are Kiwis easily conned? - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Sep 29, 2010

Watching the secretly recorded 60 Minutes footage of disgraced former Defence chief scientist Steven Wilce lying his way through an interview with a journalist posing as a recruitment consultant, you have to wonder at the ease with which Wilce rattled off his deceptions. Liar extraordinaire: Steven Wilce Wilce held the high-paying for five years, during … Read More