[ US /ˈskæm/ ]
[ UK /skˈæm/ ]
  1. a fraudulent business scheme
  1. deprive of by deceit
    He swindled me out of my inheritance
    She defrauded the customers who trusted her
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How To Use scam In A Sentence

  • At around 11 am that day a pensioner foiled another attempted scam by a man and woman in Central Avenue, Gravesend.
  • This link is sort of off-topic but really not, as it's yet another case (as in the present one) of the media doing their level best to shout down "the critics" -- the nattering nabobs of negativism -- and then, years later, admitting that the "gadflies" were right all along, and that what looked like a scam, walked like a scam, and quacked like a scam was -- quelle surprise! Funky math with Mark Larabee (Jack Bog's Blog)
  • I knew it was a scam, selling to these offshore skimmers.
  • The other thing I love is the way AdScammer's go for me and each other in their comments … As "bg" puts it so well … "tough room. AdScam/The Horror!
  • Scamp had an airtight alibi, naturally, but then again young Leakey never said who exactly had done it.
  • You will pay £8.75 (at the time of writing) but scampi is on the menu for £6.95.
  • According to the police report, Officer Steven Kuhnau attempted to call the scammer, posing as a student in need of software. News
  • As a long-time B-list critic and junketeer, my conscience has long been inured to the petty scams of the Golden Globes voter shoving another complimentary cream puff into his craw. House of Scams and Fog, Or How to Break Into Your Own Apartment
  • There is no suggestion that it benefited from the alleged scam or was involved in any wrongdoing. Times, Sunday Times
  • The next wave of Internet-related scams, however, may move from phishing to pharming.
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