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    I need a good word for describing someone who misuses people financially

    I need a good word for describing someone who misuses people financially

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    Re: I need a good word for describing someone who misuses people financially

    Hello, zahramir.

    Welcome to UsingEnglish.com.

    Could this be the word you've been looking for?

    I hope it helps.

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    Re: I need a good word for describing someone who misuses people financially

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Hello, zahramir.

    Welcome to UsingEnglish.com.

    Could this be the word you've been looking for?

    I hope it helps.
    thank you so much. it is the word I was looking for
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 02-Mar-2015 at 10:01.

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    Re: I need a good word for describing someone who misuses people financially

    "Swindler" is good. "Conman" and "Con artist" are also good.

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    Re: I need a good word for describing someone who misuses people financially

    Tzfujimino, please don't simply provide a link without actually giving the word you are suggesting in the post. Not everyone likes to click on links and it takes extra time. Instead of writing the word "this", you could have written the word you were suggesting and then turned that into the hyperlink instead. That way, everyone would have known what you were talking about.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I need a good word for describing someone who misuses people financially

    You are absolutely right.
    Please accept my apology for what I have done.

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    Re: I need a good word for describing someone who misuses people financially

    That's OK, not a huge problem. Would you like to tell me what word you suggested?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I need a good word for describing someone who misuses people financially

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    That's OK, not a huge problem. Would you like to tell me what word you suggested?
    I'm relieved to hear that.
    I suggested 'a swindler'.

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    Re: I need a good word for describing someone who misuses people financially

    I rather like the "solution" which went round the net a while ago for dealing with such calls or even similar emails. To waste the caller's time as much as possible, keep them on the line discussing the issue and then give them a completely fictitious credit card number and expiry date. Most of them don't try to put the card through while you're on the phone - they take all the details down and then try to access the account later. I've done this with every scam artist who has phoned me (I don't tend to do it by email because that involves hitting "Reply" which tells them it's a valid email address). I like to imagine them later that day sitting at their terminal trying to get my credit card to go through and constantly being told there's something wrong with the information. The more time they waste doing that, the less time they have to call and scam other people.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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