a put-up job

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put-up job

A deliberate attempt to con or deceive someone. The want ad ended up being a put-up job designed to scam money from unsuspecting victims.
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a ˌput-up ˈjob

(British English, informal) something that is planned to trick or deceive somebody: The whole thing was a put-up job. He set fire to the shop himself so that he could claim the insurance money.
See also: job
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