What is a scam? The dictionary.com definition of scam is: "A fraudulent business scheme; a swindle."
The definition is swindle is: "To cheat or defraud of money or property. To obtain by fraudulent means."
Fraudulent means "engaging in fraud; deceitful" or "using fraud; trickly; deceitful; dishonest." It also means "intended to deceive."
The definition of fraud is: "A deception deliberately practiced in order to secure unfair or unlawful gain. A piece of trickery; a trick. One that defrauds; a cheat. One who assumes a false pose; an impostor."
Also: "Deception deliberately practiced with a view to gaining an unlawful or unfair advantage; artifice by which the right or interest of another is injured; injurious stratagem; deceit; trick. An intentional perversion of truth for the purpose of obtaining some valuable thing or promise from another. A trap or snare."
Synonyms for fraudulent include: "deceitful; fraudful; guileful; crafty; wily; cunning; subtle; deceiving; cheating; deceptive; insidious; treacherous; dishonest; designing; unfair."
Synonyms for fraud include: "Deception; deceit; guile; craft; wile; sham; strife; circumvention; stratagem; trick; imposition; cheat."
A person who is a fraud is "a person who makes deceitful pretenses."
A modeling scam is a scam against aspiring models or models, or a scam in the modeling industry.
There are different kinds and different degrees of modeling scams. Some will claim one company is a modeling scam, while others will say it is not a modeling scam. The confusion or difference of opinion can result from the fact the firm is not an absolute scam.
An absolute scam is a scam where nobody benefits. This type of scam does not usually last for very long because it results in a high number of complaints and extreme reactions. It becomes clear to everyone, including the authorities, it is an absolute scam.
Most modeling scams are not absolute scams. There are success stories. Some people do benefit. Just because a company is not an absolute scam, however, does not prove it is not a scam.
If people are deceived, misled, and cheated in a financial scheme, either by what is said or by what is not said, by what is done or not done, it is a scam.
A huge scam is a scam where many people are affected and or a large amount of money is lost.
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