People not only allow themselves to be conned, but they fully cooperate. Yes, JJ is at it again.
Fio has a friend caught in JJ's clutches. Fio wants to rescue her, but Friend refuses to cooperate. Despite the information about JJ's shady past Fio has sent her, despite the more reliable alternatives Fio has offered her, she is steadfast because JJ's always telling her that he has a great deal for her just around the corner. Besides, Friend has got a yearlong contract and she's paying him.
As sure as she believes Obama is a secret Muslim, Friend swallows every lie out of JJ's silver-tongued mouth.