Definitions

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  • n. A swindler, cheat.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud

Etymologies

to scam + -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A Nigerian scammer is accused of posing as the central bank of Ethiopia and bilking Citibank out of $27,000,000:

    Boing Boing

  • Yes, they are likely trying to scam the scammer, which is hilarious in its own way.

    "These people are poor and they were tricked by people more intelligent than us."

  • The man visited a paypoint to purchase a £200 Ukash voucher and called the scammer back - but when the victim was told that a further payment would qualify him for an even larger refund, he became suspicious, refused to pay further money and contacted South Wales Police.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • I think I have been here long enough and have enough posts / friends to not be called a scammer (I hope: P).

    Digital Point Forums

  • According to the police report, Officer Steven Kuhnau attempted to call the scammer, posing as a student in need of software.

    News

  • (regular USPS insurance doesn't count), PayPal sides with the complainant -- aka the scammer

    Random feeds from Syndic8.com

  • When the "scammer" gets to the home, he tells the homeowner that repair work needs to be done.

    WBBH - News

  • According to deputies, the "scammer" states that he is representing the roofing company and that in accordance with the owner's warranty, an annual inspection must be conducted.

    WBBH - News

  • InFugitive Hedge Fund 'scammer' Turns Himself InThe Associated PressA convicted hedge fund swindler, who set off a national manhunt when he faked his suicide to avoid reporting to prison, rode his scooter to Mass. police station and turned himself in while talking to his mother on his cell phone.

    WN.com - Financial News

  • And in the end when the 'scammer' starts providing new information the 'journalist' get's angry and starts accusing him like a child.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

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