Con and Scam

Con

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Con noun – An instance of the use of dishonest methods to acquire something of value.
Usage example: the explanation was so plausible that I never suspected it was all a con to make off with my car

Scam is a synonym for con in swindle topic. In some cases you can use "Scam" instead the word "Con" as a noun or a verb. popular alternative
Nearby Word: cony
Synonyms for Con

Scam

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Scam noun – An instance of the use of dishonest methods to acquire something of value.
Usage example: that's just a scam to bilk insurance companies for staged accidents

Con is a synonym for scam in swindle topic. You can use "Con" instead the word "Scam" as a noun or a verb. popular alternative
Synonyms for Scam

How words are described

old old con old scam
elaborate elaborate con elaborate scam
common common con common scam
complex complex con complex scam
Other adjectives: perfect, total, fake, single, obvious, profitable, entire, real, massive, huge, psychic, transparent, ultimate, major, titular, last, latest, previous, biggest, largest.

Both words in one sentence

  • Much like the scam/con example above, they'd so thoroughly convinced themselves that they couldn't be fooled that they never even bothered to look.
  • Reasons for this can vary wildly, but usually it's done to either intimidate opponents into backing off or as part of some elaborate scam or con scheme.
    Source: Fake Wizardry
  • This usually involves actually infiltrating said group of bad guys, and running some sort of scam or con that causes them to overextend and get in trouble, mostly with other rival criminal organizations who then wipe out the trouble making group (or both wipe each other out).
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