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Ponzi

[ pon-zee ]
/ ˈpɒn zi /
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noun

a swindle in which a quick return, made up of money from new investors, on an initial investment lures the victim into much bigger risks.

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Also called Ponzi game, Ponzi scheme .

Origin of Ponzi

After Charles Ponzi (died 1949), the organizer of such a scheme in the U.S., 1919–20
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