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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If John Carlisle had a cat flap, scientific fraudsters might rest easier at night. David Adam, Scientific American, "How a Data Detective Exposed Suspicious Medical Trials," 6 Aug. 2019 And, of course, by inviting social media fraudsters and extremists to the White House, Trump elevates them to a par with honest journalists. Trudy Rubin, The Mercury News, "Rubin: A free press can never be taken for granted, even under democratic rule," 23 July 2019 To those charged with rooting out fraudsters, the current regulations seem like an invitation to plunder. Marshall Allen, ProPublica, "Health Insurers Make It Easy for Scammers to Steal Millions. Who Pays? You.," 19 July 2019 The bipartisan Stopping Bad Robocalls Act would outlaw a slate of methods fraudsters use to scam consumers over the phone and through text. Makena Kelly, The Verge, "A new anti-robocalling bill is headed to the House floor," 17 July 2019 The Public Aid Department had experimented with offering amnesty to potential welfare fraudsters, but that was ended and, thanks in large part to Taylor’s case, the focus became going after them like criminals. Bryce Covert, The New Republic, "The Myth of the Welfare Queen," 2 July 2019 Yet there is not the slightest sign that Biden used his influence to encourage pursuit of the financial fraudsters. Andrew Cockburn, Harper's magazine, "No Joe!," 10 June 2019 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

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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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