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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We have supported the Ring of Confidence scheme throughout and as a result of the fund we carry similar life-saving equipment in our vans.
uk HQ, as we became official members of the Buy With Confidence scheme.
The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), in consultation with the ICANN Registrar Constituency and several domain name registrars, has published a "best practices" advisory for registrars to help them implement mechanisms to make it more difficult to register and use domains for illicit uses such as phishing, a confidence scheme used to dupe consumers out of personal financial information.
Toward this goal, the curriculum was designed to address the demographics of aging; the myths and facts of aging; interaction with older persons; fear, victimization, and vulnerability to criminal activity; and fraud and confidence schemes.
The traditional fraud type of things are just the current manifestation of confidence schemes and fraud schemes that have existed as long as there have been businesses.