confidence trick

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confidence trick

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confidence game

n
a swindle involving money, goods, etc, in which the victim's trust is won by the swindler. Informal shortened forms: con trick or con game (US and Canadian)

confidence trick

- First a swindle in which the victim was persuaded to entrust money or valuables to the swindler.
See also related terms for swindle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.confidence trick - a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
sting operation - a complicated confidence game planned and executed with great care (especially an operation implemented by undercover agents to apprehend criminals)
swindle, cheat, rig - the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme; "that book is a fraud"
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confidence trick

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The company has just been accredited for its commitment to customer service, under the Buy With Confidence scheme run by local authority Trading Standards teams.
Since joining Ocado in 2014, Natasha has established the car share scheme which has some 1,000 members and 350-plus active car sharers, and a Disability Confidence scheme to help disabled people gain access to work.
The Support with Confidence scheme provides a list of self employed PAs who have been approved, demonstrating that they have undergone the appropriate training and met background checks.
uk HQ, as we became official members of the Buy With Confidence scheme.
Eventually the scam artist breaks off contact and the frustrated victim contacts the Bar to file a complaint, and then learns about the confidence scheme, she said.
They come with the Shopping with Confidence scheme at St John's precinct in the city centre.