sucker list


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sucker list

A list of people who have been solicited to or fallen victim to fraud successfully in the past, used as a reference point for future solicitations or scams. The service is giving an online seminar for ways to stay off of scammers' sucker lists. I must be on some charity sucker list or something—I made one donation last Christmas, and now I'm being asked to give money by dozens of different charities across the country.
See also: list, sucker

sucker list

Fig. a list of potential dupes; a list of people who might be taken in by deception. I'm sure on their sucker list. They are trying to get me to give a lecture and receive a free clock or something. Here's the sucker list. Call them all and try to get them interested.
See also: list, sucker

sucker list

A list of names of likely prospects for making purchases or donations, as in Some charities raise money by selling their sucker lists to other organizations. This term uses sucker in the sense of "dupe," a usage that in turn alludes to the naiveté of a baby suckling at its mother's breast. [Colloquial; 1940s]
See also: list, sucker

sucker list

n. a list of potential dupes; a list of people who might be taken in by deception. I’m sure on their sucker list. They are trying to get me to go to a lecture and receive a free clock or something.
See also: list, sucker
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Allow me to point out that, regardless of political affiliation, it is annoying to have your name placed on a sucker list because you have the audacity to contribute to public television.
The mass-label marketers have now stepped up to a phase two level in trying to put more people on their personal sticker sucker list.
Those who respond to the amazing junk mail offers end up on a sucker list.
Everybody likes a sucker list, especially from Robin Leach.
He warned: "Once someone has replied to an offer, they go on a sucker list which is sold to other firms.