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
Recent Examples on the Web The accusation comes from a 2017 lawsuit brought against Michel and associate Jho Low—the fraudster who swindled billions of dollars out of Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund, 1MDB. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, 15 June 2021 The fraudster, if not a Chase insider, also apparently had hacked Denton’s phone or banking app (or both). David Lazarus, Los Angeles Times, 25 May 2021 This information is used to create a new identity, so there is no historical data for institutions to refer to when the fraudster opens a line of credit with that identity. Robert Mckay, Forbes, 18 May 2021 Thus, the fraudster said, the woman owed Amazon $3,500. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 23 Apr. 2021 The fraudster instructed the woman to withdraw $2,000 from her savings account, buy four $500 gift cards, call him back and provide him the gift card numbers. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 17 Apr. 2021 But unlike his documentary-subject predecessors, Neumann was not a complete fraudster. Lauren Puckett, Town & Country, 4 Apr. 2021 In films, a fraudster — someone who slips in and out quickly and flies under the radar — acts alone, or perhaps with one close friend. Itay Levy, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2021 As far as the typical Ponzi schemer, the researchers find the fraudster to often be male, 45 years old on average, and operating solo. Joseph Brazel, Forbes, 9 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of fraudster

1877, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jun 2021

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“Fraudster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of fraudster

chiefly British : a person who commits fraud

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