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scam

Synonyms of scam in English:

noun

  • 1 informal the scam involved a series of bogus investment deals
    fraud, swindle, fraudulent scheme, racket, trick;
    pharming
    informal con, hustle, flimflam, bunco, grift, gyp, shakedown
  • verb

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  • 1 he was trying to scam residents with phony insurance policies
    informal rip off, con, fleece, shaft, hose, sting, bilk, diddle, rook, gyp, finagle, bamboozle, flimflam, put one over on, pull a fast one on, sucker, stiff, shake down, hornswoggle
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