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Definition of Ponzi scheme

Ponzi scheme

  • an investment scam in which initial "investors" are paid off with money from subsequent "investors."

    Last edited on Jul 30 2009. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jul 30 2009.

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