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What do you call a person who takes advantage of someone else as described in the details?

Asked by 2davidc8 (9701points) July 9th, 2018

What do you call a person who takes advantage of someone else’s lack of knowledge/awareness, innocence, weakness (but not physical weakness), naivete, or confusion?
What about a person who takes advantage of someone who is in a hurry, needs to make a quick decision, and might not be thinking clearly?
The nastier the word, the better, please, without being pornographic.

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stanleybmanly's avatar

an evil opportunist.

rebbel's avatar

Parasite?
Freeloader?

jlaughs's avatar

A salesman?

LadyMarissa's avatar

How about a parasitic opportunist???

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janbb's avatar

Manipulator

LadyMarissa's avatar

^^^^^ GREAT ANSWER!!!

LuckyGuy's avatar

Predator, sleaze bag

Inspired_2write's avatar

Untrustworthy

Jeruba's avatar

Predator.

gorillapaws's avatar

Conniving exploiter or opportunist.

Dutchess_III's avatar

A TV evangelist.

2davidc8's avatar

@gorillapaws Yeah!!
The word “despicable” just came to me this morning, but I think that the recent series of movies have taken the edge off this word.
I like predator and parasite, and @ragingloli Ferengi is a wonderful answer.
@Patty_Melt “Family” is brilliant and unexpected. LOL!! Unfortunately, so often true.

2davidc8's avatar

Oh, I came up with one more…
“Shyster”
Thank you all for your suggestions. Keep ‘em coming.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Using ability for personal gain

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

self-centeredness

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2davidc8's avatar

I’ve got another one: Bandit.

Adagio's avatar

Asshole, why beat around the bush.

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