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Synonyms for confidence man

a swindler who exploits the confidence of his victim

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Confidence Men and Painted Women: A Study of Middle-Class Culture in America, 1830-1870.
27 Kyodo More than two dozen Japanese visitors to Singapore have lost their passports in the past month to confidence men who approached them in their hotels and asked for their travel documents, a Japanese embassy official said Tuesday.
Get Shorty" (MGM) is as funny as it is fast, an unsettling fact for those convinced that spending two hours with minor gangsters and confidence men can never be entertaining.
Both Jilly and Millroy recall the threesome of Huck Finn, the Duke, and the Dauphin, except that Twain used his inept confidence men to mock the venal public they sometimes duped.
From that stance it is but a short step to labeling the people carrying out those acts as criminals and then to viewing them as modem confidence men - presenting themselves as honest citizens while violating the law.
More than 30 years ago, he was known as one of the world's most famous confidence men, cashing $2.
Gilfoyle explores the sordid world of New York's grifters and confidence men as well as their complex relationship with the city's corrupt municipal police.
When the nation's premier confidence men could no longer sell the Brooklyn Bridge, they moved to university administration.
The government, on the other hand, has been discouraging the hasty formation of a stock exchange before the necessary legislation is enacted, in order to protect small-scale investors from confidence men.
More than 35 years ago, he was known as one of the world's most famous confidence men, as depicted in his best-selling book Catch Me if You Can.
He acquired his rare blend of knowledge and expertise as a teenager and was known as one of the most famous confidence men.
The ranks of Washington lobbyists include some of the world's greatest confidence men.