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swindle

a fraudulent scheme or transaction
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It was a swindle, and not at all like the conduct of a great man
Older people need more protection from criminals who ruthlessly steal from them through a variety of scams and swindles.
With the addition of four chapters to the new edition, the authors--in the best tradition of investigative reporting--lay out a compelling picture of "deceptive politicians, taxpayer swindles, media slants, the power of big money, and most of all, a political system that serves the rich and powerful at the expense of the average fan, the average taxpayer, and the average citizen" (xv).
Richard Swindles, 30, from Birken-head, suffered a ruptured liver, spleen and stomach when he fell from the war memorial near Grange Old Road, West Kirby, an inquest heard.
From Nigerian schemes and money laundering to phishing, id theft and investment frauds, Scams & Swindles covers method, purpose, and how to avoid becoming a victim.
Jameson, a 50-something peacock who swindles rich ladies on the French Riviera into believing him an embattled prince, has seduced matrons, heiresses and even a theater usher.