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scammer

One who swindles, hustles, or cheats others. The scammers pretend to be federal agents, threatening to have the victim arrested if they don't turn over all their personal information over the phone. It turns out the "soldier" was just a complete scammer, wooing hundreds of women around the country and bilking them for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

scammer

(ˈskæmɚ)
1. n. a swindler; a hustler. There are a couple of scammers on the street corner. Watch out.
2. n. a lecher; a fast worker with the opposite sex. Bob thinks he’s a great scammer, but he’s just a wimp.
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Also in April this year, the police carried out a major bust of phone scammers who promised residents cash prizes.
Small out-of-town roundabouts These give scammers an easy escape route after a collision and these junctions are rarely monitored by CCTV.
The scammers typically direct potential buyers to use multiple third-party gift cards to pay for purchases.
'The common typical scam involves a scammer who claims to have some influence over visa processes or visa service that the US Embassy provides,' Gendin said.
''We do not want more of our countrymen to be victimized by these scams hence the urgent need to fast track the filing of criminal charges against these big-time scammers,'' he said.
'When local government officials, who are persons in authority, notice that hundreds or thousands of their constituents are victims of the scammers, they should suspend or revoke the business permits and licenses of the scammers,' the congressman added.
According to the TRA, the scammers have only one goal and it is to separate users from their money by gaining control of their accounts.
Many have lost their entire life savings to investment scammers.
In yet another incident of exploitation of Google Maps, it has been reported that scammers in India are using the service to mint money by offering an option to deliver alcohol at people's doorsteps.
And one out of five consumers were tricked into continued engagement with scammers, often leading to victims losing hundreds of dollars to these fraudsters.
The ability of scammers to mask caller identity is a main reason for this huge increase in fraudulent calls.
SCAMMERS have been telling people they have a rat problem in order to gain entry to their homes.
These calls are a favoured tactic of scammers employing all kinds of schemes, from promising that you can make a fortune from investing in Brazilian rainforests to posing as the taxman and demanding that you clear some fabricated debt by buying up a load of iTunes vouchers and reading them the codes.
"Counties and district courts are hearing, once again, that scammers are preying on Minnesotans with fake jury duty summons and calls," said Chief Justice Lorie Gildea.
People are being conned out of thousands of pounds by scammers posing as HM Revenue and Customs staff.