scam

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v scam deprive of by deceit "He swindled me out of my inheritance","She defrauded the customers who trusted her","the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"
    • n scam a fraudulent business scheme
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Usage

In literature:

He was also charged with a theft-of-service misdemeanor, involving a complex free-call scam to a 900 number.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
They let the victims profit in the first round or two of the scam.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
You called his scam with that talk about Lou.
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
Was he in on the scam?
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
Was that what the Soviet scam was all about?
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
His proposition was surely part of some kind of scam.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
I'm already in this scam deeper than I ever intended to be.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
Sew shoulder scams and sides.
"Juvenile Styles, Volume 4" by Mary Hoyer
When he wins all hands know it at the next liberty and Jack and his friends have trouble in toeing a scam, but Lord!
"With the Battle Fleet" by Franklin Matthews
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In poetry:

This is the yarn he told me
As we sat in Casey's Bar,
That Rooshun mug who scammed from the jug
In the Land of the Crimson Star;
That Soviet guy with the single eye,
And the face like a flaming scar.
"The Ballad Of Lenin's Tomb" by Robert W Service

In news:

Medicare and Medicaid scams cost taxpayers more than $60 billion a year, but the average bank holdup is likely to get more attention.
For the latest information on Identity theft, fraud, scams and spam.
Police warn of Carly Ferro donation scams.
Rutland Police are warning of potential Internet scams targeting those who want to make donations in the wake of the crash that killed high school student Carly Ferro .
Chances are high that you've been a victim of a Facebook scam and you may not even know about it.
Collection Lawyers Fleeced In Check Scams.
Investigators have tracked down a man accused of stealing $5,000 from a Rainey Road woman during an apparent scam in August.
Jennifer Vogel, the daughter of a drifter, details how her dad's search for the American dream led him into a life of scamming.
No future foreseen for Miss Cleo's scam.
Psychic Peaches Stevens accused of scamming $136,000 from woman.
A bizarre appeal from a convicted scam artist.
Full Tilt Poker scam.
How Sacramento job seekers are being scammed.
Ex-con got on tax-scam jury.
Mom-and-son indicted in scamming of seniors.
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In science:

What if the lottery is a scam? It can lead to nonsensical results if a future gain greater than the player’s wealth is certain, see Section 6.1.
Menger 1934 revisited
H J BRA SCAM P AND E H L IEB: On extensions of the Brunn-Minkowski and Prékopa-Leindler theorems, including inequalities for log concave functions, and with an application to the diffusion equation., J.
Subharmonicity properties of the Bergman kernel and some other functions associated to pseudoconvex domains
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