Definition of fraudster in English:



  • A person who commits fraud, especially in business dealings.

    • ‘He was a crook - a thief and a fraudster whose empire was a house of cards that existed only to generate the cash that lined the pockets of his expensive suits.’
    • ‘But Christmas is a boom time for fraudsters and thieves, who particularly favour those shoppers who are careless with their credit cards.’
    • ‘When one is dealing with fraudsters and scam artists, there is almost no chance of ever getting the money back.’
    • ‘If the business agrees, the fraudsters will then cold-call the public, but pocket any cash raised and vanish.’
    • ‘Another method is cold calling where fraudsters ring up and pretend to be from a bank and purporting to be upgrading security systems to get personal details out of people.’
    • ‘People's unfamiliarity with the new money is likely to attract counterfeiters and fraudsters.’
    • ‘Pensioners whose hopes were raised almost beyond belief by news of a £2.8million windfall have condemned fraudsters behind the scam.’
    • ‘These people are cheats, fraudsters, charlatans and hoaxers.’
    • ‘This month and during the January sales, at least 400 million will fall into the hands of fraudsters and thieves.’
    • ‘Crooked business people, fraudsters and other white-collar criminals may also have an unwitting say in the early days of the infant currency.’
    • ‘He said the fraudsters would target businesses that did not have adequate safety systems in place and they would look for and exploit those weaknesses.’
    • ‘Hotels and restaurants are being urged to beware, after businesses were targeted by two different fraudsters trying to con them out of cash.’
    • ‘It also discovered that lax security practices by consumers and small business are giving fraudsters a base from which to launch attacks.’
    • ‘Where the fraudster has perpetrated the fraud by drawing cheques on the customer's account, the victim's cause of action is usually for the conversion of the cheques involved.’
    • ‘Another scam involves a fraudster calling a bank and informing them that a company's contact details have changed, and then telling the company that the bank's details have changed.’
    • ‘The UK's telecoms industry needs to weed out the fraudsters and scammers ripping off punters or face the threat of the plug being pulled on the premium rate industry.’
    • ‘Identity fraud is where fraudsters use personal details to order credit cards and check books in the name of someone else.’
    • ‘The fraudsters reportedly used previously stolen identities to set up the fake firms, lending them an air of credibility and a certain resistance to scrutiny.’
    • ‘The result was a two-tier system in which some white-collar fraudsters escaped justice, while blue collar fraudsters were prosecuted.’
    • ‘It sounds incredible but last year 56,000 families discovered that a fraudster had masqueraded as a loved one after their death in order to take out credit cards and loans.’
    impostor, fake, sham, pretender, hoodwinker, masquerader, charlatan, quack, mountebank
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