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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Ron then turned the tables on the con-man - getting the rogue caller to pr0mise to send him the request in writing.
He's obviously a real con-man but good luck to him if he's managed to convince the charcoal-suited gang at the Tate Gallery he is worth giving money to.
In this documentary, Dominique Walker meets serial con-man Paul Bint, dubbed 'King Con,' by the tabloids.
Deadfall" is the story of a young con-man (Biehn) who accidentally kills his father (Coburn) during an elaborate sting that goes wrong.
At the end, he remained a con-man and a great one who faked his death and escaped.