Scam kind partner (7)
I believe the answer is:
Here is my best explanation:
'partner' is the definition.
('consort' can be a synonym of 'partner')
'scam kind' is the wordplay.
'scam' becomes 'con' (I've seen this before).
'kind' becomes 'sort' ('sort' can be a synonym of 'kind'**).
(Other definitions for consort that I've seen before include "Group playing music", "Small group; spouse", "Companion; ship sailing with another", "companion", "Partner", "Habitually associate (with)", "wife, perhaps", "Hang out with", "Marriage partner" and "helpmate".)