scammer

noun
scam·​mer | \ ˈska-mər How to pronounce scammer (audio) \
plural scammers

Definition of scammer

: one who perpetrates a scam : a person who commits or participates in a fraudulent scheme or operation insurance/credit card scammers The company will not call you to ask for your Social Security or account number, but nefarious scammers might.— Ellen Marks Now that most people are alert to suspicious e-mails and phony phone calls, text messages are the new frontier for scammers out to con you.Consumer Reports

First Known Use of scammer

1972, in the meaning defined above

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“Scammer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scammer. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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