Synonyms for (verb) hornswoggle

hornswoggle, goldbrick, gip, gyp, bunco, short-change, scam, rook, con, diddle, defraud, swindle, mulct, nobble, victimize

deprive of by deceit

He swindled me out of my inheritance; She defrauded the customers who trusted her; the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change

LESS SPECIFIC: rip off, cheat, chisel