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dupe

1. n. a potential victim of a confidence trick; a patsy. The crooks found a good dupe and started their scheme.
2. tv. to trick someone; to swindle someone. I did not try to dupe you. It was an honest mistake.
3. n. a duplicate; a copy. I’ve got a dupe in the files.
4. tv. to duplicate something; to copy something. Just a minute, I have to dupe a contract for the boss.
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We are seeking special court permission to auction the same and refund the money to the duped investors," said an official of ED.
Investigations quickly revealed that Conti and Globo had been duped, the article was withdrawn and replaced by an apology stating: "Mario Sergio Conti apologises to Scolari and our readers for the confusion.
Siliguri, March 8 ( ANI ): Thousands of duped investors in West Bengal took to streets protesting against chit fund companies in the state.
Political commentator Erick Erickson hopes that voters in other states won't be duped the way the people of Utah have been duped by Orrin Hatch.
Summary: Two Asian men who duped their compatriot out of Dh8,000 by issuing him a fake entry visa for the UAE, have been sentenced in absentia to three years each in prison for forgery and fraud, with one of the suspect's still at large.
In what appeared to be well-carried out act, a Psy look-alike duped the media and celebrities at the Cannes Film Festival 2013 as he kept posing as the super hit singer.
Narayanan said that there was need for more to be done for the thousands of investors duped by Saradha Group's Ponzi scheme.
The victim was also duped into signing up for credit agreements for mobile phones and iPads at stores.
Summary: The nurse who was duped by a prank call to the hospital treating the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge was found hanging.
The 84-year-old had his life's savings withdrawn from the bank in Walsgrave Road after he was duped into thinking his card had been swallowed by a cash machine.
RELATIVES of an expatriate who claims he was duped out of BD1 million by his father and brothers have hit back at the allegations against them saying they have been falsely accused.
A swindling pensioner who duped tens of thousands of investors running up an Internet-based Ponzi scheme has been caged.
Summary: RIYADH: Police arrested a con man who had duped citizens out of SR1.
NICK Clegg duped voters over university tuition fees, secret papers revealed yesterday.