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swindle

v. to cheat through trick, device, false statements or other fraudulent methods with the intent to acquire money or property from another to which the swindler is not entitled. Swindling is a crime as one form of theft. (See: fraud, theft)

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Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Thursday a swindler who has been using his name on social media to trick people has been arrested in Cebu City.
The swindlers would describe the imaginary patterns and colours on an empty loom to all those who came and the 'magnificent' clothing became the talk of the entire palace.
Drawing extensively on the crime reporters for newspapers in Richmond, Virginia, Ward presents information about swindlers and other criminals who tended to use deceit rather than force to rob people.
After sessions of "removing evil eye", the victims transferred money to bank accounts which were indicated by the swindlers. The backbone of the criminal group consisted of immigrants from Uzbekistan, TASS reported referring to the law enforcement bodies of the Russian capital.
He immediately complained to the police and traps were set for the swindlers.
Obama a two-term president, but the persistence of the swindlers in blocking the president's agenda has taken a toll.
If you are on a work assignment and/or renting an office or home in a foreign country you need to be aware that you are perceived as someone who can be taken advantage of -- and most likely the swindler can get away with it.
Talking to reporters during a visit to Lviv, Platini said "bandits and swindlers who want to earn a lot of money" could keep fans away from Ukraine.
According to the report, the phrase 'Party of swindlers and thieves' is used by the opposition to describe Medvedev's ruling United Russia party.
Swans, swine, and swindlers; coping with the growing threat of mega-crises and mega-messes.
The official noted that the swindlers asked their victims to hand them large numbers of US dollars and for them to double it.
Our air force is just as susceptible to swindlers, or so it seems.