In this episode we hear a story from a social engineer who’s job it is to get people to do things they don’t want to do. Why? For profit.
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Darknet Diaries is created by Jack Rhysider.
This episode was produced by Christian Green.
Episode artwork by odibagas.
Sound design by Andrew Meriwether.
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JACK: How persuadable are you? I think most of us think we make complete and logical decisions ourselves and weigh all the consequences and we’re not influenced by marketing campaigns. But I think overwhelmingly, we’re more persuadable than we think. There’s this mint study I find fascinating. Some psychologists did this research in restaurants. They found that if the server gave the customer a mint along with the bill, the amount of tips went up by 3%. Why? Well, it’s because the server gave them a small gift. As a human, when someone gives us something, even as small as a mint, we want to give something back. But check this out; when the server gave two mints with the bill, the tips went up by 14%. But there’s more. If the server gave one mint with the bill and then walked away but then stopped and came back and said you’re nice diners; here, take an extra mint, this resulted in tips increasing by 23%.