Should you respond to that suspiciously attractive suitor on OkCupid? Should you invest your money in a “too-good-to-be-true” land deal? Before you trust anyone, listen to Maria Konnikova talk about the history and psychology of cons.
We own less property — a product of rising debt loads and the shift to an increasingly digital economy. Sometimes that means people rent something until they own it — and that presents a whole host of new opportunities for abuse.