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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After the money is sent back to the company, the individual is alerted by his/her bank that the check is falsified and that he/she must pay back the check amount plus the amount of money that was sent to the scam artist.