Dishonesty itself is not uncommon, but for a small percentage of people, it forms a core part of how they operate on either a personal or professional level. It also underpins a majority of criminal offences relating to fraud and strikes at the heart of the trust required for basic human interactions to take place. Such people seek financial gain through pulling people into money-making scams with promises they have no intention of meeting, others purport to be someone they are not and some simply make claims that are false. We look at the complex impact that dishonesty has on our lives and everyday society.