flimflam

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Synonyms for flimflam

an act of cheating

to get money or something else from by deceitful trickery

Synonyms for flimflam

a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property

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The current exposures of corporate flimflams threaten a crisis of confidence in the market partly because the firms involved were so large, but partly also because the pool of those who were able to protect themselves is so tiny.
For a list of "egregious frauds, flimflams and fiscal follies in Canadian markets" that reveal weaknesses in the enforcement mechanism, see Harry Koza (2006).
But the German system does more than just protect consumers from flimflams.
248) As long as laws are aimed at actions and not motives, any attempt to adjudicate rights based on economic or noneconomic categories will be a mere semantic flimflam.
HOLDEN - A flimflam con artist confused two clerks at the Subway shop on Main Street yesterday afternoon with repeated requests to change $50 bills and made off with an undisclosed amount from the register.