rip-off artist

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rip-off artist

A person who exploits the vulnerability of others for their own sake by manipulating and taking advantage of their confidence. Be wary of rip-off artists who send emails claiming to be a bank and asking for your online login information. He's just a small-time rip-off artist looking to con you into giving him a bit of money.
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(rip-)off artist

n. a con artist. Beware of the rip-off artist who runs that shop.
See also: artist
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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