Definition of 'scam'

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Example sentences containing 'scam'

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This could be just one big scam. The Sun (2013)Can anyone suggest a tax scam which will work for elderly ladies rather than spoilt young men? Times, Sunday Times (2012)There is no suggestion that it benefited from the alleged scam or was involved in any wrongdoing. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Watch out for offshore scams and investment opportunities in other countries. Christianity Today (2000)There is no suggestion they were involved in the scam. The Sun (2013)They rake in money from other scams too. The Sun (2012)He was suspected of setting fire to his house for an insurance scam. The Sun (2008)There is no suggestion that the real owners of the property are involved in the scam. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Five people were arrested for their role in the scam and money laundering. The Sun (2010)It is not known which films were involved in the alleged scam. Times, Sunday Times (2013)His scam involved real and bogus firms and thousands of fake documents. The Sun (2007)Tried to fake his own death on a lake in an insurance scam but actually died when it went wrong. The Sun (2015)The biggest scam in financial history! Times, Sunday Times (2011)These notions were all part of the trick, the scam. Times, Sunday Times (2010)On the face of it, the series only made sense as some sort of tax scam. Times, Sunday Times (2007) Investment scams are also rife, usually based in a sunny location overseas. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She got away with her tax credits scam for nine months until officials rumbled that her brood's birthdays overlapped. The Sun (2016)

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Translations for 'scam'

British English: scam /skæm/ NOUN
A scam is an illegal trick, usually with the purpose of getting money from people or avoiding paying tax.
They were participating in an insurance scam.
  • American English: scam
  • Arabic: خِدَاع
  • Brazilian Portuguese: fraude
  • Chinese: 诡计
  • Croatian: prevara
  • Czech: podfuk
  • Danish: svindel
  • Dutch: zwendel
  • European Spanish: chanchullo
  • Finnish: huijaus
  • French: escroquerie
  • German: Betrug
  • Greek: κομπίνα
  • Italian: imbroglio
  • Japanese: 詐欺
  • Korean: 사기
  • Norwegian: bedrageri
  • Polish: oszustwo
  • European Portuguese: fraude
  • Romanian: escrocherie
  • Russian: мошенничество
  • Latin American Spanish: chanchullo
  • Swedish: svindel
  • Thai: เล่ห์อุบาย
  • Turkish: dolandırıcılık hileli iş
  • Ukrainian: афера
  • Vietnamese: hành động lừa đảo


Definition of scam from the Collins English Dictionary
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