con artist

noun

variants or con man or US confidence man
: a person who tricks other people in order to get their money
The couple lost their savings to a con artist who told them he was an investment broker.

Examples of con artist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But serial killers, spies, con artists, and criminals have also called the state their home. Alex Groth, Journal Sentinel, 21 Feb. 2024 The ‘Scam Likely’ season is a little different, focusing not on one particular con artist but on a group of people dedicated to stopping them. Emma Dibdin, New York Times, 19 Dec. 2023 This article contains spoilers from Saw X. For most of its duration, Saw X details how Tobin Bell's John Kramer (a.k.a. Jigsaw) and Shawnee Smith's Amanda teach a gang of con artists a series of bloody lessons after the criminals falsely claim to have cured Kramer's cancer. Clark Collis, EW.com, 29 Sep. 2023 What does intrigue and keep one musing is Warhol himself, a study in contradictions: genius or con artist? Victoria Dalkey, Sacramento Bee, 31 Jan. 2024 Alan Dershowitz, a former Soviet chess grandmaster and an associate of New York City con artist Anna Sorokin have all sued the streamer over their depictions in various titles. Winston Cho, The Hollywood Reporter, 24 Jan. 2024 In 1970, Hayes began starring in Days of Our Lives as singing con artist Doug Williams. Vulture, 12 Jan. 2024 So a con artist, not to name anyone in particular, would, of course, learn that and figure out how to craft exactly the right package. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 4 Jan. 2024 The Breaking Bad spinoff followed Bob Odenkirk's character Jimmy McGill — an attorney and former con artist who becomes the show's titular criminal defense attorney Saul Goodman. Dory Jackson, Peoplemag, 16 Jan. 2024 See More

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“Con artist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/con%20artist. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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