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con job

Something that swindles or deceives someone. That offer really was too good to be true—it turned out to be a con job that cost us thousands.
See also: con, job

con job

n. an act of deception. This is not an annual report! It’s a con job!
See also: con, job
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The flick, penned by Avinash Singh and Vijay Narayan Verma, is a madcap comedic caper about the lives of two young engineering students known for their quick con jobs in their college circuit.
Duterte had called Kapa operations a pyramid scam while other officials said the group had pulled off what could be one of the country's biggest con jobs that was worth nearly P50 billion.
It was one of the world's greatest con jobs. Somehow, millions around the world fell for it.
After helping to arrest a human trafficking mob boss, Julep is trying to stay below the radar by running mini con jobs and maintaining a low profile at her private school.
Sharjah From brazen day light robberies to daring bag snatching incidents to the commonest of con jobs - nothing's spared in the bustling alleys of Sharjah's Rolla area, scene of some of the emirate's worst 'mugging' crimes in recent times.
During interrogations, the suspects confessed to having carried out four similar con jobs.
A year after becoming an MP in 1995, he described compulsory superannuation as "one of the biggest con jobs ever foisted by government on the Australian people".
Akshay's Tabrez looks too duh to pull off the smart con jobs he does.
Through checking previous criminal files, the police suspected Sh.A., a Palestinian with a previous record of con jobs, theft and other similar crimes.
These con jobs tend to require less in the way of up-front cash and, as the name indicates, lure people intrigued by the idea of working from home.
Scams, frauds, con jobs, rip-offs, swindles, stings, and misleading or dishonest claims exist in every form of human communication.
GARDAI are master-minding one of the biggest ever con jobs in a bid to nab speeding motorists.
Albayalde said the amount Avilla extorted from the con jobs had not been determined.
Summary: A man was charged Wednesday with impersonating a monk to pull off a number of con jobs.
* Commodities con jobs. In one case, in September 2000, the CFTC brought a complaint against two investment professionals, asserting that they fraudulently advertised their commodity options trading methodology on their Website in order to lure money from investors.