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Techniques Confidence tricks > Valet Parking

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Description

Get a nice uniform and a badge with your name on it. Get a sign made up. Stand outside a posh venue and offer to park people's cars. then drive away with them.

An extension to this is to offer to put them into a draw for a holiday. All you need is their home address on the nicely printed forms you have. Their home key is likely to be on the same ring as the car keys.

Discussion

The uniform, badge and sign are  symbols of your authority, even as a lowly valet parker.

This again is a horrifying example of how people will unthinkingly hand over the keys to their kingdom. Although a confidence trick, it is also, of course, highly criminal.

See also

Authority principle

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