We all should know by now that as con-artists, one of the most important skill is acting.
Whenever you take on a conning job, you will always end up pretending to be some other character. This is important for several reasons.
First, you have to assume a different character because you do not want your own identity to be known. Most of the time, if not all the time, con-artists will always be doing something shady. Thus, it is important that you make sure your “real” life and identity is far from the characters that you use as a con-artist.
Second, playing a character is important for the mission to be successful. That being said, you must not assume a character just because you feel like it. You have to use a character according to the kind of conning you are about to do, as well as according to how deep you need to infiltrate something or someone – may it be a person, a situation or an organization.
All that said, it is just as important that you use a character that you can actually play and portray. Do not use characters that you have no idea how to act upon.
For instance, if you need to be a waiter in order to fulfill the job, then you must learn and study how it is to be a waiter. you must not only look the part, but you must know how to act like a waiter of experience, so that your character would be believable and your targets won’t be suspicious of you.
Another example is when you have to pretend to be a plumber. In my personal experience, acting as a plumber is one of the common roles I play because I actually had the chance to learn the trade for a short time, when I had to hire a plumber once in order to get my plumbing fixed in my old house in Jacksonville.
Seeing how plumbers get so much access to a house once they are called in, I decided to learn how basic plumbing is done so that I could add it to my arsenal of con-artist characters.
Thankfully, the plumber I hired to do the plumbing issues in my home was very competent and he was an expert. So much so that every question I asked him, he was able to answer with ease and with confidence.
Now, I not only pretend to be a plumber whenever I need to do so for a job, but I could already indeed fix the basic plumbing issues I encounter in my home. Even my friends sometimes call me for basic plumbing emergencies in their place.
But of course, nothing beats the experts that is why I still keep that plumbing company’s contacts handy so that whenever serious plumbing issues arise that are beyond my capacity, I would call them and then have them fix it, while learning along the way.
Indeed, the life of a con artist is not just about taking on a job. It is more about the preparation and the learning that you need in order to ensure that every job is a success.
By the way, if you are interested about that plumbing company, here is its contact details:
C Mac Plumbing and Drain Cleaning Service
702 Crystal Crest SW
Jacksonville, AL 36265
Don’t hire them to train you. That would reveal your true intentions. Just hire them to do actual plumbing problems and then learn from them while they work on it. You don’t have to worry even if you destroy your plumbing on purpose because these plumbers are great at what they do and they can fix that problem in a jiffy.
Where did I learn the things I know about conning? How did I become so interested in doing this? When did I realize that I wanted to be a “Cobra Snake?” How do I deal with being a “snake” to people I deem to have karma coming their way? And of course, how do I keep up with the changes that constantly occur in this “game?”
These are just but some of the questions that people ask me about the thing I do. These are also the questions I used to ask myself. How will I ever survive in this mysterious world?
But of course, I had my mentors. I am not going to talk about them as they wish to remain discreet. But they are some of the most valuable people I have in my life. Without them, I would not have been doing what I feel to be satisfying to my core. Some people are quick to judge, but we like to believe we are only breaking the system that the elite have dictated. If things could just go the other way, ours would be the right way and the current system is the one that is flawed. However, the politics behind what we do is up for another topic.
What I want to share now is how I am able to keep going with what I do, especially since the world has always been changing its rules, without people realizing it.
First, what I have is inspiration and motivation. As I have mentioned earlier, what I do may be wrong in the eyes of people, but it is just for what I believe in. As long as I have this motivation, I will always find ways to excel in my art.
Second, I have the power of the Internet by my side. While it is indeed true that a lot of things keep changing, I can easily keep up because of the Internet. It has been a very powerful tool for me, not only in keeping up with the latest news, but also in my researches that help me become a better con artist in every act I partake.
In fact, in my recent act involving passing a drug test, I had so much help from Lifestyle Mywebpal, because the site is able to give tips on how to do just what I needed to do.
Mywebpal, is just one of the many websites that I have found very helpful. The Internet is filled with a lot of data and one has to be very careful and patient in looking for those websites that could actually help. Thankfully for Mywebpal – Lifestyle, it was able to live up to its name of being a “pal” in the big web that is the Internet.
These two things are just the basics things I use and keep in mind in order to successfully accomplish the things I need to accomplish. Of course, I still have a lot of tricks up my sleeve. Some I may reveal in the next entries, while some, I have to keep to myself. After all, just like magicians, con artists do not reveal secrets as well.
To be a con artist is to be capable of convincing someone to believe in something through careful deception. It is like being actors and actresses, but instead of having a stage or a camera, the whole world and the people around you are real and things will actually affect your real life.
It is not a good thing to advocate the art of con, especially because it has been thought to be synonymous to something negative such as cheating. However, sometimes, conning someone becomes necessary, especially if in a sense, you did not violate any rules yet you could end up losing your job if you do not find a way to con your way out of the situation.
I am talking about the instance when you engaged in marijuana use and end up being surprised that a drug test has been issued in your company.
I say that marijuana use violates no rule due to the fact that it has been legalized in some states, and you have been obedient enough to engage in this recreational activity while you are in a state that allows it. However, despite the legalization of this substance in some states and countries, companies are still strict about NOT hiring people who test positive on these things.
It is for this reason that you have to succumb to conning your way out of the situation, and you have to make sure that you do it with all the smarts that you have, because getting caught doing it is just as bad as actually submitting a urine sample that says “drugs” all over it.
The best way to escape this wrath is to expertly use synthetic urine during your drug test. Be sure that you swap with art and style so that you do not get caught.
In order to escape the wrath of a drug test, you have to bring out the sleeping con-artist in you. It is not an easy task to attempt to fool lab technicians into thinking that you do not have traces of drug in your urine, especially if you really, actually do.
It is for this reason that synthetic urine products have come to existence. If you succeed in swapping your urine with the fake urine, then you can be more confident in knowing that you will not fail the drug test. However, the hard part is not the fooling of the technician with a fake urine, but, with how you can switch the real one with a fake one, without getting caught.
This could be simple if your test comes unsupervised. However, if it is with supervision, you have to be able to position yourself in a way that conceals how you are putting in fake urine instead of the real one. You can do this by availing of different pee belts and whizzinators.
Of course, when push comes to shove, you can try to excuse yourself during the exam day by saying that you are sick, or you are in an emergency situation with a family. You have to pull out all your A-game cards when it comes to these things because the future of your career could be on the line.
By using these techniques, you buy yourself more time until you are sure that your body has been detoxified to pass the test.
After that, you have no choice but to put your faith in your urine sample, may it be the fake sample or the real one.