Synonyms of 'scam'
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fiddle (British , informal)
A fiddle is a dishonest action or scheme in which someone gets money for themselves.
legitimate businesses that act as a cover for tax fiddles
Swindle is also a noun.
He fled to Switzerland rather than face trial for a tax swindle.
Thesaurus for scam from the Collins English Thesaurus
A scam is an illegal trick, usually with the purpose of getting money from people or avoiding paying tax .