sucker bait

noun

Definition of sucker bait

: a lure (such as the promise of easy money) to attract a person to be swindled

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“Sucker bait.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sucker%20bait. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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