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List of con artists

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This is a list of notable individuals who exploited confidence tricks.

Born or active in the 17th century[edit]

Born or active in the 18th century[edit]

Born or active in the 19th century[edit]

Born or active in the 20th century[edit]

Living people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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