confidence trick (Q7023752)

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attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their confidence, used in the classical sense of trust; exploites characteristics of the human psyche, such as credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, and greed
  • con
  • confidence game
  • confidence scheme
  • scam
  • stratagem
  • con game
  • con trick
  • grift
  • ripoff
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confidence trick
attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their confidence, used in the classical sense of trust; exploites characteristics of the human psyche, such as credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, and greed
  • con
  • confidence game
  • confidence scheme
  • scam
  • stratagem
  • con game
  • con trick
  • grift
  • ripoff

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