con artist

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Synonyms for con artist

a swindler who exploits the confidence of his victim

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4) Tom Hanks, left, plays coyote to Leonardo DiCaprio's roadrunner in ``Catch Me If You Can,'' Steven Spielberg's look at a real-life teenage con artist and his dogged pursuer.
Con Artists Seek Billing Information, Calling Card PIN Numbers
It starts with a victim receiving a phone call from a con artist claiming to be a lottery organization.
12 /PRNewswire/ -- Con artists are putting a new spin on phone fraud, GTE California warned its customers today.
Bruenn said the collapse of the bubble economy, coupled with interest rates at 40-year-lows, and rising costs for medical insurance, prescription drugs and basic living expenses, have brought con artists from the side streets and back alleys to Main Street where older investors live.
I break down other cons and scams, describe manipulative behaviors that can raise red flags, and give a typical con artist profile.
Matchstick Men: A phobic con artist and his protege (Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell) are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the con's teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly.
AN "army major" who dated a string of girls and cheated them out of pounds 16,000 has been exposed as a con artist - and a woman.
Expert Reveals 5 Clues You May Be Dealing With a Con Artist
Reilly), an older, more experienced con artist who intervenes and saves Rodrigo from the cops.
As our American cicerone into the land of Woop Woop, Schaech (a next-generation George Hamilton who is about to be everywhere) is affable enough without ever suggesting that he has the cojones to be a con artist.
Adrian Lester is Mickey Bricks, the best con artist in the business and the only one still attempting the long con.
Readers will get a fascinating peek inside the mind of a con artist, debunking the most common myths of who is taken and why.
Under cross examination Mrs Moses, 42, said: "She is an accomplished con artist.
The elderly are targeted for fraud for several reasons, such as older Californians are most likely to have a nest egg, own their own home or have excellent credit -- all of which the con artist will try to tap into.