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    hoaxer vs swindler vs cheater

    Recently I had to expresse "one of my acquaintes was involved in a fraud case", and I said "he was swindled by a company".
    What do you think is the difference between "hoaxer vs swindler vs cheater"?

    14)One of the greatest American hoaxers was P.T. Barnum. In the 1800s, ticketbuyers lined up by the hundreds to see exhibits in Barnum's museum...

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    Re: hoaxer vs swindler vs cheater

    If you look up the words in several dictionaries here: OneLook: General dictionary sites, you'll get a reasonable idea of the difference. There is some overlap in meaning, and it's not always possible to say that only one is possible in any given context.

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