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MartusMazur

Martus Mazur, an El-Aurian con artist

"Quark is a thief, a con man, nobody you want to know..."
– Odo, 2370 ("The Alternate")

A con artist or confidence man was a person who gained another's confidence through trickery, then exploited that trust for his or her own gain. This was a form of fraud.

Harry Mudd was a notorious con artist in the late 23rd century. (TOS: "Mudd's Women", "I, Mudd"; TAS: "Mudd's Passion")

In 2367, a female con artist attempted to trick the inhabitants of Ventax II into believing that she was Ardra, an equivalent of the Devil. (TNG: "Devil's Due")

Picard once referred to Q as a "flim flam man". Worf, however, did not understand the term. (TNG: "Hide and Q")

Quark told Odo that he would have every confidence man aboard Deep Space 9 by the next day after he heard that Odo was temporarily relieved from duty. (DS9: "A Man Alone")

Martus Mazur was an El-Aurian con artist who used his natural powers to con a variety of people on Deep Space 9 in 2370, including Alsia and Roana. Quark saw past his charms and realized he was a con artist. (DS9: "Rivals")

Odo's official report on Quark described the Ferengi as "a self-important con artist who's nowhere near as clever as he thinks he is." (DS9: "Civil Defense")

The Ferengi Arridor and Kol conned the people of a primitive Delta Quadrant planet into thinking that the two Ferengi were the demigods spoken of in the epic poem Song of the Sages. The crew of the USS Voyager put a stop to this after Commander Chakotay and Lieutenant Tom Paris discovered the exploitation while investigating the possible presence of a wormhole to the Alpha Quadrant, as well as the signature of a replicator from the Alpha Quadrant. (VOY: "False Profits")

Dala, Mobar, and Zar were con artists who in 2376 impersonated Captain Kathryn Janeway, Lieutenant Commander Tuvok, and Commander Chakotay, respectively, in a string of fly-by-night scams. (VOY: "Live Fast and Prosper")

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