R Paul Wilson has executed more con games than anyone in history and is the foremost expert in cons and scams. Thanks to his experience over eleven seasons of The Real Hustle, he knows how con artists think and act when manipulating their victims. This is social engineering at its most powerful and Paul’s ability to deceive is founded in a lifetime surrounded by magic, illusion, casino cheating, and gambling sleight of hand. Just a little understanding of how magicians and cheaters think can supercharge your understanding of deception and reveal countless strategies that can be applied to verbal and psychological manipulation. No one in history has successfully pulled so many confidence tricks or talked so many people out of their money and their personal data with so many methods. Learn how Paul thinks, the sources he draws from, and the vast catalog of techniques in his personal arsenal.
Workshop: Physical and Psychological Influence: Impossible Deception
R Paul Wilson’s ”Dark Side of the Hand” Workshop will explore expert deception using pure skill and sleight of hand, including a deep dive into how con artists, fraudsters, hackers, and social engineers design methods of attack to deceive victims around the world. Using clear examples from his unique perspective, Paul draws the line between all forms of deceptive manipulation then illustrates how these principles can be applied to any situation to prove that with the right mindset, nothing is truly impossible. A highly interactive and entertaining seminar that illustrates how the other side thinks and prepares attendees to recognize and evade future attacks based on human deception.