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scam

Meaning: a scheme to get money dishonestly

For example:

  • Poor old Rosie lost thousands of dollars in some sort of investment scam.

  • If you get an email that says you've won some money, don't reply to it. It's just a scam.

Quick Quiz:

If someone has fallen for a scam, they have
  1. come down with an illness
  2. been the victim of a practical joke
  3. been cheated out of some money

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