a fraudulent business scheme
victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, gip, hornswoggle, short-change, con(verb)
deprive of by deceit
"He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"
That marketing scheme looks like a scam to me.
To defraud or embezzle.
They tried to scam her out of her savings.
Origin: US carnival slang. Possibly from scamp
Scam is the fifth studio album by the Australian band The Screaming Jets. It was their first record to be released under a different label. Singles taken from the album were "Individuality", "Higher With You" and "I Need Your Love".
What does SCAM stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the SCAM acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
The numerical value of SCAM in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of SCAM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
All religions are a scam . . . except for yours of course.
I had no idea who those people were. I thought it was a scam.
People who had exited the commodity markets after the NSEL scam will come back to the market in anticipation of better legislation and better regulator.
We're very pleased the arbitrator awarded punitive damages because, at its heart, this was a scam of our client and many other professional athletes, these notes never should have been offered to anyone.
They're killing those of us in the street to steal our bike because there are no bikes or spare parts, well-dressed women participate in the scam. They ask for a taxi ride, and when you arrive there is a thief waiting to rob you. Sometimes our companions don't want to hand over the motorcycle and they shoot them in the legs or they kill them.
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- Trickdiebstahl, Trickbetrug, Vorschussbetrug, betrügenGerman
- estafa, estafarSpanish
- vedättää, huuhaaFinnish
- entourloupe, entourlouper, arnaque, arnaquerFrench
- תרגיל עוקץHebrew
- truffa, scam, truffare, fregaturaItalian
- bedrog, oplichting, misleiding, oplichten, deceptieDutch
- przekręt, szwindel, oszustwoPolish
- lograr, golpe, pilantragem, [[aplicar]] [[um]] [[golpe]]Portuguese
- обман, жульничество, мошенничество, афера, обманывать, надувательствоRussian
- lurendrejeri, luraSwedish
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