"scams" in the noun sense
1. scam, cozenage
a fraudulent business scheme
"scams" in the verb sense
1. victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, hornswoggle, short-change, con
deprive of by deceit
"He swindled me out of my inheritance"
"She defrauded the customers who trusted her"
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