fraud·​ster | \ ˈfrȯd-stər How to pronounce fraudster (audio) \

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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But such investing can be high-risk and more opaque than the public stock market—and a draw for fraudsters. Coulter Jones, WSJ, "Opportunities to Invest in Private Companies Grow," 23 Sep. 2018 The news media are replete with stories of fraudsters, scammers and fictitious advertising. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Your Say: How can we improve public education?," 14 June 2019 Castro took over a $44 billion agency with 8,000 employees that had been a magnet for scandal, victimized over the years by bid riggers, fraudsters and embezzlers. Bill Lambrecht,, "Julián Castro draws on HUD experience as 2020 candidates pitch affordable housing plans," 13 June 2019 Protecting the global financial system Financial regulations have developed over time to encourage trust between unknown parties, and to protect regular customers from fraudsters and corporate greed. Jennifer Grygiel, The Conversation, "With cryptocurrency launch, Facebook sets its path toward becoming an independent nation," 18 June 2019 Telco fraudsters aren’t just bugging Americans with too-good-to-be-true deals and outright swindles. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, "Here's How the FCC's Aggressive New Plan to Combat Robocalls Will Work," 14 June 2019 The rise in debt collectors, telemarketers and, most worrisome, fraudsters ringing up consumers’ phones have led the FCC and Congress to push phone companies to do more. Washington Post, "Regulators give phone companies new tools to fight robocalls," 6 June 2019 Lara Spencer, Joanna Gaines, Robin Roberts, and Savannah Guthrie have all dealt with fraudsters claiming that these women were leaving their respective TV programs to pursue beauty brands. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Is Kelly Ripa Leaving 'Live' in 2019? Here's the Truth About Those Beauty Line Rumors," 14 May 2019 New-account fraud skyrocketed 70 percent in 2017, Javelin found, as fraudsters used stolen information to open new mobile phone accounts, online payment accounts, and e-commerce accounts. NBC News, "Smarter criminals are finding new ways to commit cyber fraud.," 21 Feb. 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

chiefly British : a person who commits fraud

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