Simon: "City Sensation!" During the past seven weeks thousands of British housewives have been swindled by crooked stock salesman. Now why is the confidence trickster or bunco artist always with us? Mostly because respectable people are fundamentally dishonest, and they are, you know. When they're offered an outrageous bargain, does it occur to them that anything that looks so much like a steal probably is? No siree. They're so anxious to make a fast buck they don't care if the deal is a little shady.