confidence trick

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confidence trick

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confidence game

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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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Kelly pleaded not guilty in New York on Friday to charges that he ran a criminal scheme that recruited women and underage girls to have sex with him, isolating them and often controlling what they ate and when they went to the bathroom.
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On the occasion of the broken phone fraud group in Romania and Bulgaria, the prime minister said: "We are not just working with mules but with the whole criminal scheme. I hope they can take possession and property of these people to compensate victims, I do not know if the law allows it.
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Castillo attempted to hide the criminal scheme by having checks issued to addresses outside the state, but investigators found that most of the checks were deposited in the Houston area.
"The Rosemond court distilled these concepts into a simplified form and declared that 'for purposes of aiding and abetting law, a person who actively participates in a criminal scheme knowing its extent and character intends that scheme's commission.' ...
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Earlier this week, it was reported that IPIC had sued Goldman for allegedly conspiring against the Middle Eastern fund to further a criminal scheme by 1MDB.