con job

noun Informal.
an act or instance of duping or swindling.
an act or instance of lying or talking glibly to convince others or get one's way.

1950–55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
Blocking dissenting views is a sure way to add to the feeling that this could
  be a con job.
The literary fiction thing is overblown, if not actually a bit of a con job and
  a hoax.
In my view, the bankruptcy con job is nearly as irresponsible as the schemes
  that dug us into a financial hole in the first place.
Again, it was a total con job on the nuclear energy industry.
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