scam·​ster ˈskam(p)-stər How to pronounce scamster (audio)
: one that scams : scammer

Examples of scamster in a Sentence

con artists, swindlers, and scamsters an ever-growing swarm of scamsters of which the Internet user should be wary
Recent Examples on the Web The scamsters usually follow a modus operandi that is well-known by now: A message or call from, say, Indonesia (country code +62 ), the US (+1), or Vietnam (+84) explains the job, promising attractive pay. Niharika Sharma, Quartz, 7 June 2023 The scamster said that there were problems with the gift cards and to send money in a book through UPS. Chris Farrell, Star Tribune, 1 May 2021 The accounting sleuth who exposed scamster Bernie Madoff charges that huge, hidden losses in its long-term care (LTC) insurance business will soon drive the troubled conglomerate into bankruptcy. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 27 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1984, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scamster was in 1984

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“Scamster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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