Murphy-game meaning

A confidence game in which the victim pays the swindler (Murphy Man) for something, as the services of a prostitute, which the swindler promises but the victim never receives.
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Any of several confidence tricks in which something worthless is substituted for something of value, often in a sealed envelope.
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Any of various confidence games in which a prostitute lures a prospective client into a situation where he can be robbed by an accomplice.
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