For notorious L.A. scam artist, the thoughts counted: Early last century, A. Victor Segno capitalized on a self-improvement craze by duping thousands into sending him money. In exchange, he’d send out brain waves to help them achieve success.
Photo: One of the letters sent from around the world to L.A. scam artist A. Victor Segno, either containing money or asking for information about his Segno Success Club. This particular missive came from Jamaica. Credit: Ed Grabowski

For notorious L.A. scam artist, the thoughts counted: Early last century, A. Victor Segno capitalized on a self-improvement craze by duping thousands into sending him money. In exchange, he’d send out brain waves to help them achieve success.

Photo: One of the letters sent from around the world to L.A. scam artist A. Victor Segno, either containing money or asking for information about his Segno Success Club. This particular missive came from Jamaica. Credit: Ed Grabowski

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