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.
See also: artist
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

(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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He denied helping to rip off artists, profiting from their work or abusing copyrights.
We must defend ideas, inventions and creativity from rip off artists and thieves,'' said U.S.
"And some people have even had their phones cut off because they could not pay the bills after becoming hooked on these rip off artists," he slammed.
"I don't believe that I was helping anybody to con artists or rip off artists," he told jurors.