con artist

noun Informal.
a person adept at lying, cajolery, or glib self-serving talk.
a person adept at swindling by means of confidence games; swindler. Unabridged
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con man definition

and con artist
  1. n.
    someone who makes a living by swindling people. : Gary is a con artist, but at least he's not on the dole. , I was taken by a real con man!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
His opinion is no more valid than that of a con artist selling time shares.
Or he could simply be a con artist who knows full well what he's doing.
Garner played the con artist with a sense of humor and a code of honor, and the
  image stuck.
Affinity fraud occurs when a con artist preys on a group of people who share a
  common bond.
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