Con artists have existed for centuries. Their end goals may vary, but the nature of a con is simple. A con artist will attempt to and often succeed at making you believe that they are someone else. Someone you can trust with your money or private information. They do this in a multitude of ways, but they most of all rely on the natural trusting nature of people.
Regardless of whether you saw or experienced brutality as a kid or your parents, caretakers emotionally or physically ignored you, when you mature in an exceedingly traumatizing environment you’re presumably to in any case hint at that trauma as a grown-up.