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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ANGRY MEN Louth protest BIG CON JOB Conor Counihan needs a win over Dublin to secure a semi-final berth
But to just give $75,000 to a man because he shot at and missed a police officer must be the biggest con job ever.
35PM Two corporate spies who share a complicated past decide to work together in an effort to pull off the ultimate con job on their bosses - but can they trust each other?
lt;/pgt;lt;pgt; This is the story of a gang of amateurs with a plan a con job at a Goa casino for some quick big bucks.
This book will interest readers who want to know more about Madoff's massive con job and its impact.
That's a con job that makes Bodies lukewarm at best.
But before he turns over a new leaf Shiva decides to carry out one last con job.
This ingenious 1995 thriller about a group of low-rent villains getting their strings pulled by an unseen, diabolical crime boss did an impressive con job on the audience too, sucker-punching them with one of the most celebrated movie twists of all time.
Anti-sleaze campaigner Lib Dem Norman Baker added: "It's the usual Tory con job.
A witness who was used to pull off the con job said he came across a newspaper advertisement when he was searching for a job.
PLASTIC Sky Movies Premiere PLASTIC Sky Movies Premiere 9PM PREMIERE Credit card scammers Ed Speleers and Sebastian De Souza (below) fall foul of 'geezers' in sub-Hustle con job hopefully pitched as Catch Me If You Can meets The Italian Job.
The two became adversaries after a con job went wrong, in which Keller killed one of their partners and let Neal live as he saw him as a "worthy opponent.
I told last week how fraudsters are impersonating Shell managers to con job hunters into paying upfront fees to secure non-existent employment.
A fun jaunt on a jet ski for a group of young German visitors last Friday ended as a nightmare, leaving six battered victims of a well-oiled con job.
PLASTIC Sky Movies Premiere 9PM PREMIERE Credit card scammers Ed Speleers and Sebastian De Souza (below) fall foul of 'geezers' in sub-Hustle con job hopefully pitched as Catch Me If You Can meets The Italian Job.