confidence game

Definition of "confidence game"
  1. A deceitful practice where an individual acquires money by gaining another person's trust
How to use "confidence game" in a sentence
  1. In a classic confidence game, the swindler deceived the elderly woman to rob her of her life savings.
  2. Prosecutors alleged the company's investment scheme was nothing more than a confidence game.
  3. After being a victim of a confidence game, he has since become very wary of getting involved in ventures with people he doesn't know well.

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