If you know someone is a swindler, stay away from him. Swindlers are scammers who con people to make a buck.

Unfortunately, there are many types of people in the world who will try to get your money. Somewhere between a used car salesman and an outright thief is a swindler — someone who lies to get your money, sometimes by suggesting you invest in something phony. Many people on the Internet asking for money are swindlers, and if anyone tries to sell you a bridge, that's likely another swindler. Swindlers are also called grifters, scammers, and con artists. The last person in the world you should give money to is a swindler.

Definitions of swindler
  1. noun
    a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud
    synonyms: chiseler, chiseller, defrauder, gouger, grifter, scammer
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    card shark, card sharp, card sharper, cardsharp, cardsharper, sharper, sharpie, sharpy
    a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games
    clip artist
    a swindler who fleeces the victim
    con artist, con man, confidence man
    a swindler who exploits the confidence of his victim
    welcher, welsher
    (derogatory) someone who swindles you by not repaying a debt or wager
    type of:
    beguiler, cheat, cheater, deceiver, slicker, trickster
    someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
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