fraud·​ster | \ˈfrȯd-stər \

Definition of fraudster 

chiefly British

: a person who engages in fraud : cheat

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Examples of fraudster in a Sentence

an ingenious phishing operation that got him named the year's most inventive online fraudster

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Social Security benefits can’t be outlived, reduced by stock market downturns or stolen by fraudsters, Maestas notes. Liz Weston, The Seattle Times, "How women who retire with their husbands often lose out," 17 Sep. 2018 He was detained and held for two months in jail, and was derided on television as a fraudster. Thomas Grove, WSJ, "In Russia, the Corporate Raiders Are Often Cops," 7 Aug. 2018 Last year was the best year ever for fraudsters, with more victims and more money stolen. NBC News, "Smarter criminals are finding new ways to commit cyber fraud.," 21 Feb. 2018 The fraudsters use a range of ploys to bait targets, including potential tax refunds and requests for updated personal information. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "FBI warns taxpayers to beware of new scams to steal W-2 info," 23 Feb. 2018 Watch out for fraudsters impersonating customer service Scammers are even targeting Amazon customers who want to reach customer service. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Amazon Prime Day: Gift cards, coupons and other scams to watch for," 14 July 2018 To avoid fraudster, the best advice boils down to this: Pay inside. Joshua Hafner, ajc, "Gas pump credit card skimmers set to steal ahead of July 4th travel, Secret Service warns," 3 July 2018 The financial fraudsters are more than willing to make repeated phone calls, too. charlotteobserver, "Robocalls are out of control. Here’s how to keep from getting scammed | Charlotte Observer," 16 May 2018 The financial fraudsters are more than willing to make repeated phone calls, too. Susan Tompor,, "Robocalls are out of control. Here’s how to keep from getting scammed," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of fraudster

1960, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of fraudster

: a person who commits fraud

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