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    shill - der Lockvogel, der Komplize, der Helfershelfer, der Anreisser

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    shill - der Lockvogel, der Komplize, der Helfershelfer, der Anreisser

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    A shill is a confidence trickster's accomplice who pretends to be an enthusiastic customer in order to encourage the victim, or mark. ("I can walk!", or "I can see!", or "I'll buy ten!"). The technique employs group dynamics as an element of crowd psychology: the victim comes to feel that he or she stands in good company, has good judgement, and should not miss this opportunity.
    [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shill]

    a decoy who acts as an enthusiastic customer in order to stimulate the participation of others
    [http://www.onelook.com/?ls=b&w=shill]

    a confidence trickster's assistant, esp. a person who poses as an ordinary customer, gambler, etc., in order to entice others to participate
    [http://www.wordreference.com/english/definiti...]
    Comment
    Wurde schon im Forum diskutiert, ist aber noch nicht im Wörterbuch.
    AuthorStefan04 Mar 04, 18:49
    Context/ examples
    One night a police officer was staking out a particularly rowdy bar for possible violations of the drink-driving laws. At closing time, he saw a man stumble out of the bar, trip on the curb, and try his keys on five different cars before he found his. Then, he sat in the front seat fumbling around with his keys for several minutes.

    Everyone left the bar and drove off. Finally, he started his engine and began to pull away.

    The police officer was waiting for him. He stopped the driver, read him his rights and administered the Breathalyzer test. The results showed a reading of 0.0.

    The puzzled officer demanded to know how that could be.

    The driver replied, “Tonight I’m the decoy.”
    Comment
    sleitli off toppik.
    #1AuthorWitzmann04 Mar 04, 22:58
    Comment
    Steht mittlerweile im Wörterbuch.
    #2AuthorM-A-Z (306843) 15 Jan 13, 11:07
    Comment
    I consider shill = decoy to be incorrect, including as used in #1. Look more carefully at the definitions and examples in #0.

    shill = der Lockvogel, der Komplize: somewhere between wrong and misleading.
    #3AuthorJurist (US) (804041) 15 Jan 13, 17:51
     
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