fraudster

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EtymologyEdit

Derived from fraud +‎ -ster.

NounEdit

fraudster (plural fraudsters)

  1. a person who practices fraud; a swindler.
    • 2020 January 29, “Woman jailed for conning her friend into giving up her job for a dream post that never existed”, in CPS Mersey-Cheshire[1], London: Crown Prosecution Service, retrieved 2020-01-30:
      CPS MerseyCheshire welcomes the jailing of Helen Dove who conned her friend into giving up her job for a dream post that never existed. Kimberley McDonnell lost around £50,000 because of the fraudster.
    • 2016 Eric Andrew-Gee Why and how Ontarians change their names in the 21st century The Globe and Mail
      With a few exceptions, all those changes were published in the Ontario Gazette, a little-read compendium of government business that comes out every week. The province requires this by law, as do most Canadian jurisdictions, nominally to thwart fraudsters and deadbeats.

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