rip-off artist

(rip-)off artist

n. a con artist. Beware of the rip-off artist who runs that shop.
See also: artist
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AND THE ATTEMPT BY THE NEW YORK STATE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT TO CHANGE THE LAW BY REGULATION (102) TO BE PROMULGATED TO "SAVE THE INSURANCE CONSUMER FROM THE GRASP OF THE INSURANCE RIP-OFF ARTIST.
If the combination of albums indicates a possible rip-off artist, the application is declined.
Perhaps that business is not a legitimate business but a rip-off artist posing as a business.
Literally made a dummy of by some not-so-funny and shrewd rip-off artist.
The 38-year-old rip-off artist assures Sorted that he offers a "superb service".
One rip-off artist might act like a gardener to keep watch as his partner cuts off the power to avoid an alarm system.
You - the ``mark,'' or victim - nervously give the stranger your social security number along with your correct address, bank name and bank account number - enough data for the unknown rip-off artist to clone your identity.
Nonprofit workers in the Rio Grande Valley say they've seen an increase this year in the number of rip-off artists charging Texans for help signing up for health insurance - a service they are eligible to get for free.
I have a skilled enforcement team focused on tracking down and arresting rip-off artists that take advantage of homeowners who have already suffered so much.
Translation: Many commission-based brokers are self-serving hucksters and rip-off artists from whom smaller investors need protection.
Madoff and other rip-off artists may be hated even more than either sea captain, but it's because they hurt more people, even if none of them died.
S ome of you might be familiar with "The Emperor's New Clothes,'' a tale about two rip-off artists who made fools of an emperor and the adults in his kingdom.
But right royal rip-off artists Royal Mail claim the 24mm long part is so big it must be sent as a large letter at DOUBLE last year's price.
In the United States, as I've seen from many visits there, many Filipinos look down on African-Americans--or blacks, as they used to be called before that politically correct term--ostensibly because they are drunks, freeloaders, and rip-off artists (quite apart from rap-on ones), stereotypes imbibed from predominantly white society, but in reality simply because they are black.
It also follows, I think, that they are the ones who have been the most successful rip-off artists because they then have the wherewithal to, for example, incorporate their company overseas or set up overseas PO boxes or even be physically based overseas.