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R. Paul Wilson

Writer and Filmmaker
Area of Expertise
Cons, scams, cheating and psychological manipulation
R.Paul Wilson is an expert in detecting deception, with a lifetime of experience exposing cons, scams, cheating, and psychological manipulation. He is the author of “The Art of the Con”, and the writer and star of several BBC hits like The Takedown, Scammed, and The Real Hustle. His ultimate goal is to teach you the art of scam-spotting.

Author’s articles

Building a Scam: Crafting Deception in Crypto (Part 3)

Building a Scam: Crafting Deception in Crypto (Part 3)

Read part 3 of building a crypto scam. R. Paul Wilson dissects old con techniques, crafts a scam coin and unravels the secrets of deception.

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Building a Scam: Crafting Deception in Crypto (Part 2)

Building a Scam: Crafting Deception in Crypto (Part 2)

Read part 2 of building a crypto scam. R. Paul Wilson dissects old con techniques, crafts a scam coin and unravels the secrets of deception.

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Building a Scam: Crafting Deception in Crypto (Part 1)

Building a Scam: Crafting Deception in Crypto (Part 1)

Read part 1 of building a crypto scam. R. Paul Wilson dissects old con techniques, crafts a scam coin and unravels the secrets of deception.

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Can Crypto Casinos Really Welch on a Bet?

Can Crypto Casinos Really Welch on a Bet?

R.Paul. Wilson's opinion on Fern Bamber’s article “Can Bitcoin Casinos Refuse To Pay Out.

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The Scam Jam

The Scam Jam

Con expert R.P Wilson will go inside a Jam Auction and show how scammers operate and which tactics they use to lure people giving away their money.

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Sensing Monkey Business: Misdirection and Selective Attention

Sensing Monkey Business: Misdirection and Selective Attention

Scammers use misdirection and our own selective attention to get the better of us. Con expert R.P Wilson analyzes this and covers how we might defend ourselves.

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Into the Trap: How Con Artists Lure Victims

Into the Trap: How Con Artists Lure Victims

Con artists have an arsenal of weapons to lure victims into traps. Don't want to be next? Worry not. Expert in deception, R.P Wilson, reveals all.

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The Scam Jam: How Tiny Rewards and Repeated Actions Fool Victims

The Scam Jam: How Tiny Rewards and Repeated Actions Fool Victims

Con expert R.P Wilson discusses how scammers use tiny rewards and repeated actions to advantage of people both offline and online.

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Welcome to the “Mild” Wild West: Recognizing and Avoiding Crypto Cons

Welcome to the “Mild” Wild West: Recognizing and Avoiding Crypto Cons

Crypto may be a "Mild" Wild West, but that doesn't mean you can't learn to protect yourself. Con expert R. Paul Wilson offers his insight on how to do so.

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Modern Grift Sense: Understanding Deception

Modern Grift Sense: Understanding Deception

If you still think you can’t be conned, you’re just the person a con artist wants to meet! Author and BBC star R. Paul Wilson discusses cons and crypto.

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