fraudster

noun
fraud·ster | \ˈfrȯd-stər \

Definition of fraudster 

chiefly British

: a person who engages in fraud : cheat

Examples of fraudster in a Sentence

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

Recent Examples on the Web

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, chicagotribune.com, "Robocalls are out of control. Here’s how to keep from getting scammed," 14 May 2018 Unfortunately, fraudsters know this too and are increasingly using email impersonations to launch their scams. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, "Goldman Sachs Leads $40 Million Investment in Anti-Phishing Firm Agari," 21 June 2018 The change lessens the chance that fraudsters would be able to intercept and reuse a card number. Annamaria Andriotis, WSJ, "Visa, Mastercard Push for One-Click Ordering. Retailers Say ‘Not So Fast’," 24 May 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

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1960, in the meaning defined above

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fraudster

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fraudster

: a person who commits fraud

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