Learn first-hand about the types of persuasion tactics used to perpetrate financial fraud, so that you’ll be better able to defend against them. Make your way through the town of Shady Acres, accumulating wealth and strength by using these tactics as fraud tools on a range of targets. But watch out—the Fraud Fighting Agency’s lead agent, Fiona, is hot on your trail. Can you take down Shady Acres’ biggest target before she finds you?

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Watch the trailer for gameplay clips and a peek at the types of tactics you’ll need to apply to win over your targets.

Fraud Tools

Persuasion tactics are a fraudster’s secret weapon to get people to “invest” their money. Watch videos from the Con Art School to see how cons use these tactics to swindle people out of their money.

Meet the Characters

In Shady Acres, you’ll come across all kinds of characters—from Connor who teaches you the way of the con, to Fiona who’s trying to throw you in jail.

“Stick with me, kid, and you’ll be infamous.” –Connor, Con Artist and Mentor

“I’m a top agent & I’m keeping my hawk eyes on you.” –Fiona, FFA Agent

“I didn’t get rich falling for cons. You’ll need all the fraud tools you can get to make me fall for your scheme.” –Catsby, The Big Fish

Shady Acres Targets

Shady Acres is filled with residents that have money to spare. Some want to get rich quick, some are dazzled by degrees, and others are a tough sell. But, they all have their vulnerabilities. Use the right tactics and you’ll have their cash in no time. And when you have more cash, you can buy more fraud tools from the store.

Test your skills!

Do you have what it takes to spot the persuasion tactics? Take what you’ve learned about how the cons operate, and turn it into the knowledge you need to spot and avoid investment fraud in the real world.