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To gain an advantage or profit by using unfair or deceitful methods
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“It seems the scammers are trying to get increasingly clever, and it's an interesting social engineering trick to try to get people to let down their guard by first warning them about a scam - and then scamming them anyway.”
To deal with underhandedly
To describe or express in too exaggerated terms
To alter something from its true state, typically to deceive
Plural for a fraudulent deal
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“Everything zips along at a brisk and comedic pace for the first half hour, with an elaborate scam to rip off a load of smuggled goods being set up.”
Plural for a cunning trick or dishonest act, in particular one intended to avoid something unpleasant
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