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"
Translations

confidence trick

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A 70-year-old woman from Sotira in the Famagusta district was robbed of e1/4700 in cash and about e1/4800 worth of jewellery by a conman pretending to work at the local hospital.
A WREXHAM man who set up bogus bank accounts in other people's names and withdrew cash was branded a career conman by a judge.
To make sure the ruse looked real, the conman even emailed Pushan a scan of a Dh200,000 cheque with his name on it.
Bhayani and Waugh had met online and after the conman was successful at making her believe he was 'one of the good guys', she started lending him large sums and supported him even when he was sent to prison over earlier frauds.
Whatever the truth, the smooth-talker who was once America's most wanted conman has done well from a career of crime.
A CONMAN from Haryana allegedly made a bid to dupe Dharmanandan Diamonds, the company owned by Laljibhai Patel who won the auction for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pinstriped suit, of over ` 4 crore by trying to get a duplicate cheque encashed.
e victim's phone call to 101 then appeared to be re-routed back to the conman.
There is something rather pleasurable about a conman movie.
A CALLOUS conman who targeted two elderly men, one of them disabled, is being hunted by police.
A CONMAN who stole from a charity for dying kids after pretending he had terminal cancer has been spared jail.
Sources in Hebron told Gulf News that the victim's family knew that Karim had a psychiatric disorder, but the family preferred the service of the conman to exorcise the "evil spirit" using black magic.
In one of the worst cases, a 90-year-old in Hall Green was conned out of PS16,000 on October 10 by a conman posing as an cop.