Rogues gallery: 9 infamous social engineers

Social engineers, or "human hackers," have been duping victims from the very beginning of human existence. Here are nine infamous con artists who made history with their scams and schemes.

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Victor Lustig

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Known as "The man who sold the Eiffel Tower," Victor Lustig was a European con artist who managed to convince investors in 1925 that the famous monument was being sold off for scrap.

Lustig allegedly created a simple set of commandments for con men, including: Wait for your mark to reveal any political opinions, and then agree with them.

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