confidence trick

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Synonyms for confidence trick

a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property

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Having lost 80% of his net worth to a con artist, Cravens did extensive research and discovered that over 80,000 Americans fall victim to con artists every day.
The Hall of Infamy is a collection of con artists from across the globe and over time.
1 /PRNewswire/ -- Just as savvy seniors are often on the lookout for people or places that might put them in harm's way, they also need to be equally diligent when it comes to con artists and scammers, the most common threats to their well-being.
Sometimes using a scalper's approach, the con artists work victims easily in parking lots, Shenton said.
Members of closely-knit religious, ethnic, and cultural groups are targeted by con artists who share or claim to share their characteristics or interest.
Recognizing that financial education is a powerful weapon in the fight against investment fraud, NASAA offers a wealth of information about each of the Top 10 scams, as well as tips on how to detect con artists and avoid becoming a victim, in the NASAA Fraud Center at http://www.
Wood reiterated that while it's human nature for people to trust others who have traits in common with them, con artists know this, too, and use their victim's religious or ethnic identity to gain trust.
The con artists secure social security numbers and then have access to bank accounts, credit cards and social security checks.
Meet Roy (Nicolas Cage) and his protege Frank (Sam Rockwell), a couple of small-time con artists (a.
Rush explained that con artists frequently use an accomplice to help fool their intended victim.
Con Artists Seek Billing Information, Calling Card PIN Numbers
Con artists generally approach unsuspecting individuals in large public areas with what may appear to be a winning lottery ticket.
It teases us - without really fooling us for long - about the professional but strangely intimate bond between two con artists who appear to have reached a parting of ways.
is cautioning consumers about con artists seeking money from people by claiming they have won sweepstakes prizes.