A person who defrauds or swindles others after first gaining their trust; a scam operator.(noun)
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"It was a job more suited to a kitty-lifter than a lowly con artist like herself, and she was beginning to sweat by the time she reached her target door."
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"At the time she was defending herself against a larger public relations problem: her affiliation with a con artist named Jay Barham who claimed he could channel the dead."