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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A con-artist movie has to make you find something sympathetic in the artist.
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Tied down to his wife, Estelle, and her con-artist mother and call-girl sister, Richard is drowning in debt because of his wife's underhanded schemes.
WILL there be anyone reading the Echo who won't feel a sense of revulsion at the actions of the female con-artist we feature today.
Lies My Mother Told Me," the second drama included in this DVD set, stars Joely Richardson ("Nip/Tuck") as Laren Sims, an expert con-artist and master of disguise who marries a wealthy Las Vegas attorney to hide from her criminal past.