The phrase “angel on the surface conman underneath” refers to a person who appears to be kind, honest, and trustworthy to others but in reality, they are engaging in deceitful, manipulative, and fraudulent behavior behind the scenes.
Such individuals often use their perceived “angelic” qualities, such as charisma, charm, and likability, to gain the trust and confidence of others, before exploiting their vulnerabilities and weaknesses for personal gain. They may use their position of authority, social status, or professional expertise to deceive and manipulate others, often leading to financial or emotional harm.
Examples of people who may fit this description include confidence tricksters, fraudsters, and white-collar criminals who use their perceived trustworthiness to defraud others. In some cases, people who are engaged in criminal activities or illicit behavior may also present a public image of being upstanding citizens or charitable donors to mask their true intentions.
It is important to be aware of these types of individuals and to exercise caution when dealing with them. Red flags to look out for include inconsistent stories, an unwillingness to provide concrete details, pressure to make quick decisions, and requests for money or personal information.
If you suspect that someone is engaging in fraudulent or deceitful behavior, it is important to report it to the appropriate authorities and to seek legal advice if necessary.
© Linda C J Turner