126 Maria Konnikova - The Science of Why We Fall for Cons

This past week, Indre traveled to London and got her credit card number lifted on the airplane. And that made her feel like she was conned. So we called up Maria Konnikova, author of the new book “The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It … Every Time”. Maria is a Ph.D. pyschologist from Columbia University, but is best known for her science writing in the New Yorker.

Have you ever been conned? Some people who falls for scams, and we all do, seem to fall for cons over and over again. We explore why this is the case and what that means for our own psychology.